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EU Sets Belgium Monday Deadline to Back CETA

- The European Union has given Belgium until late on Monday to overcome opposition to a free trade deal with Canada from its French-speaking region or a summit to sign the pact that could boost both economies is off, EU sources said on Sunday.

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HyLife's Neepawa Investment Could Total $95 Million

- The Neepawa plant expansion, which is expected to cost between $90 and $95 million, will focus on the cut floor, as well as packaging and shipping areas. HyLife announced they will also invest in new technologies and processes to improve productivity and yields, as well as increasing shelf life.

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My Perspective - Telling Stories

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

- In the coming years, the beef industry is going to face an increasing number of outside challenges, from concerns over the environmental impacts of various agricultural activities, to the pricing of carbon that we know is coming sooner or later, and the industry needs to be able to tell its story with facts and figures.

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Trade Minister Freeland Meets With Wallonia Leader in Effort to Save CETA Deal

- Federal Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland met Wednesday with the head of Wallonia in an effort to save a trade deal with the European Union that could collapse if the small Belgium region does not support it by Friday.

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Canadian Meat Council Hopes for Adoption of Key Recommended Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

- The Canadian Meat Council told Farmscape Online that many of the changes recommended in a Parliamentary Committee report on Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program would be very helpful to the red meat industry.

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Global Conference Advances Beef Sustainability

- Advancing zero deforestation in beef production, assessing the overall sustainability of the beef value chain and connecting consumers and sustainability were just a few of the topics discussed at the 2016 Global Conference on Sustainable Beef (GCSB) held October 4 - 7 at the Fairmont Hotel in Banff Springs, Alberta, Canada.

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Cattle Prices: Wait or Sell?

- Canfax warns farmers retaining their calves hoping for better prices might not be rewarded for their patience in 2017.

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Food Waste Prevention Will Help Profitability: Report

- Value Chain Management International (VCMI), an Oakville-based consultancy, says in a new report entitled, Food Waste: Aligning Government and Industry Within Value Chain Solutions, that 31% of the total food available for consumption in Canada is wasted.

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HyLife Announces 125 Million Dollar Expansion

- HyLife has announced plans for a 125 million dollar expansion and modernization to supply an increasing demand for its product and improve its competitive position.

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Canada Invests to Help Eradicate Scrapie in Sheep and Goat Herds

- Member of Parliament for Malpeque, Wayne Easter on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced an investment of up to $345,720 to the Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) to implement the Scrapie Eradication Strategic Plan for the sheep and goat industries.

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Tyson Invests in Plant-Based Protein Maker

- Tyson Foods Inc., the largest processor of beef, pork and poultry in the U.S., has taken a 5 percent stake in plant-based protein maker Beyond Meat amid growing pressure on food companies to reduce environmental and health risks by changing the way they source protein.

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The 2016 CBIC: "We All Just Have to Keep on Talking"

a Canadian Meat Business exclusive

- The first Canadian Beef Industry Conference at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino in Calgary back on Aug. 9-11, was sold right out. But not only were all the spots reserved, those spots were taken by a diverse crowd of more than 650 producers, industry members and supporters of the beef industry from right across the country. And unity was prime.

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New York Times Targets U.S. Meat Industry

- The New York Times Magazine's Food Issue published two stories critical of the meat industry and U.S. agriculture. So the North American Meat Institute ( NAMI ) fired back.

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