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Farmers from the National Farmers Union and the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network gathered in early April to protest the possible introduction of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa into Canada.

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The Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) has announced the creation of a milk class for mozzarella cheese to be used on fresh pizzas. The new 3(d) class was approved by the Canadian Milk Supply Management Committee (CMSMC) and will take effect June 1.

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The Canadian government has an ambitious trade agenda. It has negotiated, is currently negotiating or is studying the possibility of negotiating deals with 80 countries.

The Canada-Europe trade deal (CETA), which is close to completion, and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) are new-generation trade deals.

This means they are planned to be as comprehensive and ambitious as possible, without any preset exceptions – dealing with everything from trade of goods to intellectual property and investment rights.

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The dairy, wine and microbrewery sectors in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island will grow with the support of the Harper Government. Member of Parliament Mike Allen (Tobique-Mactaquac), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced the investment at the New Brunswick Agricultural Council's Annual General Meeting.

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The governments of Canada and Ontario are working to ensure that the province's livestock producers who faced feed shortages after last summer's drought conditions have the time they need to purchase and ship hay for their animals.

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proAction initiative

At the Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) conference in February, delegates discussed the proAction Initiative – a new approach to the integrated delivery of on-farm programs.

Building on the Canadian Quality Milk program infrastructure, this approach aims to improve how the industry meets a rising, multi-faceted wave of new expectations all tied to sustainability.

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