Investing in quality cheese production capacity in Quebec

The dairy sector is an important contributor to Canada's economy, contributing $24 billion through sales by farmers and food processors, including over $7 billion in Quebec. The Government of Canada knows the importance of supporting a strong and competitive dairy industry that will ensure Canadian families continue to benefit from high-quality products while creating well-paying jobs for Canadians.

Hog industry applauds new investment in research

Over the next 5 years, up to $18.5 million dollars will be invested by the federal government and industry partners in research to further the development of the Canadian pork industry. Swine Innovation Porc and the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) welcomed Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food (AAFC), Lawrence MacAulay’s announcement this morning, highlighting that up to $12.7 million will be invested by the federal government. Swine Innovation Porc and its partners will also contribute $5.8 million, making a total investment of up to $18.5 million in research over a five-year period.

Take What You Can Get Now for Hay

This year’s haying season is causing concern with producers in many parts of the province, as they are noticing forage plants heading out and not growing as tall as they should. Karin Lindquist, forage and beef specialist at the Alberta Ag-Info Centre, examines why producers should consider cutting hay sooner rather than later.