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Trends In 2018

Economists from Farm Credit Canada have listed the five trends that producers, processors and retailers should have in mind.

OMAFRA Works On New Surveillance

Provincial officals are working on a new surveillance testing project dealing with Senecavirus A, or SVA. OMAFRA is working on it and the project aims to find out if Ontario swine farms have been exposed to SVA, an emerging virus in swine that causes lesions similar to foreign animal diseases. That includes foot and mouth […]


Cattle And Hog Inventory Up In U.S.

The United States Hog Inventory is up 2% compared to the same period last year. United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1 was 73.2 million head, up 2% from December 1, 2016, but down slightly from September 1 of this year. The September-November 2017 pig crop, at 33.4 million head, was […]

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Push For Food Policy Council

A broad alliance of more than 50 food industry, civil society and farming groups is calling on the federal government to create a National Food Policy Council.