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Earls Kitchen & Bar Stumbles Badly
a Canadian Meat Business exclusive

May 25 - On April 28 Earl's announced plans to abandon their traditional Canadian beef resources for Certified Humane meat from Creekstone Farms Premium Beef in Kansas. CMB's contributing writer Chuck Jolley takes a look at the rapid social media fall from grace that contributed to Earl's quick apology for poor promotional judgement.

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    Alberta Announces Task Forces on Farm Safety

    May 25 - Alberta has launched a broad 78-member outside task force to recommend new farm safety rules, but Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier says there is no timeline for completion.

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    The Value of the Canadian Beef Brand to the Global Consumer

    May 24 - In 2015, Canada Beef set out to establish benchmarks for measuring the awareness of, and loyalty to the Canadian beef brand to global consumers and industry stakeholders like producers, brand partners, packers and more. Are we hitting that mark?

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    CFA Supports Efforts to Keep the Canadian Family Farm Intact

    May 20 - The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is pleased to see MP Guy Caron's bill propose amendments to the Income Tax Act that would ease the tax burden on farmers seeking to transfer their businesses to the next generation.

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    Meat Institute Welcomes USITC Report Affirming Positive Economic Impact of TPP

    May 19 - The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) welcomes the positive findings of the U.S. International Trade Commission's (USITC) report regarding the beneficial impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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    Sask Pork Concerned PEDv Could Spread Due to Inadequate Cleaning at Border

    May 18 - Saskatchewan's pork producers are raising concerns over a recent change to biosecurity regulations by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

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    As Earls Backpedals, Customers Drive Changes to Beef Industry Standards

    May 17 - According to Ben Campbell, an Alberta grass-fed cattle rancher, Earls' decision was a response to a trend he had seen firsthand: growing consumer demand for ethical meat. And though Earls backtracked after a social media slaughtering, Campbell said the beef industry can learn from the controversy.

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    Q1 2016 Beef Export Update

    May 17 - Statistics Canada has reported that in the first quarter of 2016, Canadian beef exports are up 5% in volume and down 4.5% in value. Exports have been supported by larger domestic production, up 4% from January through April.

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