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- Dairy Farmers Say Industry Will Suffer From CUSMA ImplementationDairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is reminding Canadians about the negative impacts of CUSMA (Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement), which came into effect July 1, 2020. "The Canadian government gave 3.9 per cent domestic market access to the U.S., so that will be filled by American dairy products," said DFC Vice President David Wiens. "That's a significant loss for the industry and according to our calculations, that will be a loss of revenue of about $330 million." ..... Read More.16 hours ago
- G3 Officially Opens Grain Export Terminal At Port Of VancouverG3 has announced the opening of G3 Terminal Vancouver, a state-of-the-art grain export terminal at the Port of Vancouver. "G3 began with the vision of building a more efficient path from farmers' fields to global markets," said Don Chapman, President and CEO of G3. "We are very proud to see this vision become reality at G3 Terminal Vancouver, thanks to the safe and efficient work of our contractor Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co. and with the help and cooperation of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority." ..... Read More.16 hours ago
- China Temporarily Suspends Imports From CargillCargill's Beef Packing Plant at High River, AB is one of a number of companies around the world that has had its exports temporarily suspended by China. China has put in similar rules for a number of other beef, pork and poultry operations around the world - including Brazil, Argentina, the Netherlands, and Tyson's Foods poultry operation in the U.S. ..... Read More.17 hours ago
- EcorNaturaSí and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat to boost rural, mountain, forest an...EcorNaturaSí and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat, hosted by FAO, today joined forces to better the lives of people living in rural areas and fragile ecosystems, such as mountains, forests and islands, and develop more inclusive food and agriculture systems. ..... Read More.1 day ago
- FAO welcomes additional €15 million from the European Union to fight Desert Locusts and ...The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, QU Dongyu, today welcomed a €15 million contribution from the European Union to fight the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa as a new wave of locusts is emerging in the region. ..... Read More.2 days ago
- FAO and Rabobank’s new partnership focuses on helping make food systems more sustain...FAO and Rabobank will work with key food and agriculture sectors on a series of projects designed to help lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improve land and water use, and empower smallholder farmers to address the challenges of climate change and reduction of food losses.Special attention will be paid in ensuring the inclusion of poor, vulnerable and marginalized groups, including women and youth. ..... Read More.4 days ago
- Director-General proposes new structure to make FAO agile and efficientThe Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today presented to the FAO Council a second set of measures to reform the UN agency. These follow those approved by the Council in December 2019, aimed at making FAO more agile, efficient and accountable. Qu also outlined the current and future challenges facing food security and agriculture at large, and his vision to respond to them. ..... Read More.4 days ago