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Maple Leaf Foods Reports Q2 Profits

July 28 - Maple Leaf Foods has reported $31.4 million or $ .23 per share in net income for the second quarter, the latest in a run of profitable earnings reports since the company completed a major multi-year overhaul of its operations.

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Canadian Ag Hall Of Fame Announces 2016 Inductees

July 26 - The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame has named its inductees for 2016 and they include Angus beef promoter Robert Switzer, livestock show leader John Willmott and horticulture crop protection pioneer James Bartlett. They will be formally inducted at a ceremony on November 6 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.

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CCA attends NCBA Summer Conference

July 26 - Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) President Dan Darling and Vice President David Haywood-Farmer, along with John Masswohl, Director of Government and International Relations, recently attended the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) Summer Conference July 14-15 in Denver. Now that the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) dispute has been resolved, NCBA's top trade priority is to get the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement implemented. The CCA shares this objective with them as a top trade priority.

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Direction Set for the Next Agricultural Framework

July 25 - Canada's federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture recently concluded their annual conference issuing the Calgary Statement, representing a consensus among Ministers regarding the key priorities to develop the next agricultural policy framework, set to launch in April 2018.

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Maritime Beef Herd Expanding

July 25 - Momentum is building with a project to expand the beef herd in the Maritime Provinces. Beef producers in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are working together as part of Maritime Beef to increase the herd by 20,000 by the year 2026.

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Quality Based Pork Grading System Would Benefit Canada's Market

July 22 - Canada Pork International (CPI) says creation of a pork quality based grading system, modeled after what already exists in the beef industry, will ensure the right product is selected for right market and give Canadian pork an edge with international buyers.

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Canadian Beef Export Markets Growing

July 21 - Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay has announced an investment of up to $6.4 Million over three years to help Canadian Beef increase global consumer demand and loyalty for the Canadian Beef brand.

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BCCA Developing Plan for Beef Processing Plant

July 20 - There could be an opportunity for a federally inspected beef processing plant in Prince George in the future but first a final study, which will include a business plan, needs to be conducted to determine if the value chain can support a packing plant in central BC.

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Aug 9-11, 2016
Canadian Beef Industry Conference
Grey Eagle Resort and Casino
Calgary, AB

Sept 27-29, 2016
96th Annual Canadian Meat Council Conference
Westin Ottawa Hotel
Ottawa, ON

Nov 6 - 9, 2016
Pack Expo
Chicago, IL





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