Transporting Beef Cattle
The livestock industry is being proactive when it comes to transporting beef cattle.
Associate Professor at the University of Guelph, Derek Haley, and his team studied cattle hauled form Western Canada into Ontario and Quebec.
He says on average, the rest period cattle were given was over twice as long as the law requires.
Federal Ag Critics Urge Ag Minister to take Action on CPTPP
The Tory's Associate Agriculture Critics don't want Canadian agriculture to be left in the dust when accessing key Asian markets.
John Barlow and Luc Berthold sent a letter to Ag Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, urging him to support the government in passing a bill which would implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance says not being part of the trade agreement could mean about $3 billion in potential business loss for the agri-food sector.
The letter says, Japan, Mexico and Singapore have now ratified the trade agreement, meaning three more countries need to sign off before the agreement comes into effect.
Canada's Ag Minister in South America
On Wednesday, Federal Agriculture Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, departed for South America.
He'll participate in the G-20 Agriculture Ministerial Meeting in Argentina, which will focus on healthy soil management.
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