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Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Reduced U.S. Pork Harvest Line Speeds Have Implications for Canadian Producers

An Economist with Partners for Production Agriculture says a court ordered rollback of U.S. pork harvesting facility line speeds will reduce the need for U.S. hog slaughtering plants to source Canadian slaughter hogs.

Renewed effort needed on ASF as disease found in the Dominican Republic

The news that pigs in the Dominican Republic tested positive for the animal disease African swine fever (ASF) is raising alarm bells for Canadian pork producers. ASF has been spreading throughout pork-producing countries in Europe and Asia and has reached the western hemisphere for the first time in 40 years.

Strike at the Olymel pork processing plant in Vallée-Jonction : while Olymel accepts a proposal for a settlement from the conciliator, the union slams the door

Olymel management announces that it has today accepted a settlement proposal from the conciliation team assigned to the file by the Quebec Ministry of Labor and Social Solidarity in the context of the conflict between the company and the Union of Olymel Workers in Vallée-Jonction (CSN) at its slaughtering, cutting and boning plant in Vallée-Jonction.

Minister Bibeau and MP Lauzon announce significant investment to boost production at La Fromagerie Montebello

The Canadian dairy sector is a vital pillar of rural communities and a key driver of the economy.

Seven organizations receive federal support to improve food security in Eastern Ontario

An increasing number of Canadians have faced challenges in putting food on their tables due to COVID-19. Even before the pandemic, too many Canadians were struggling to access safe and healthy food.

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