Friday May 17
The Globe and Mail
Canada to target U.S. products in meat-labels dispute
Minister of Agriculture Gerry Ritz is pictured in October, 2012. Canada will put forward a list of U.S. products against which it wants to retaliate in a dispute over country of origin labels on meat.
The Western Producer
Thriving Canadian food banks elicit mixeda
Farm Credit Canada and agriculture minister Gerry Ritz joined forces at an east end Ottawa Food Bank warehouse this week to launch a national drive away hunger campaign.a © It is a great initiative by the minister, the national farm lender and the Canadian food bank establishment.
Hundreds of Agriculture Canada employees get job notices
Agriculture minister Gerry Ritz answers a question in the House of Commons. Unions representing workers at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada say they are concerned about government's move away from research at the department.
National Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard for the Bee Industry Released
Ottawa: Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced the release of a national biosecurity standard designed to protect bees from pests and disease.
Canada and Saskatchewan Invest in Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program
Today, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $65 million over five years for the Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program .
Ottawa Business Journal
Eye on the Hill: Feds release new caps for foreign skilled workers
National Revenue Minister Gail Shea highlighted the government's efforts to crack down on international tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance at a press conference in Ottawa.
The Winnipeg Free Press
Feds, province partner to extend Growing Forward farm innovation program
The federal and provincial governments have come up with the extension to the Growing Forward support program for innovation in the farm sector and have committed to spend $175 million over the next five years on Manitoba.