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SURFING THE BLACK SEA

Increasing wheat yields in
the Black Sea region of Russia and Ukraine may send chills down the spines of Canadian farmers, but those in the know say changes in global production spell opportunity, not catastrophe, for Canadian wheat farmers.

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SCIENTIFIC ASSESSMENT

Esther Salvano assumed directorship of the Canadian Grain Commission’s Grain Research Laboratory in July of 2019, bringing with her an affinity for the strong science-based programs and policies the agency maintains.

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TRADING ON FOOD SAFETY

Global Food Safety Initiative’s (GFSI) move to recognize the “rigour” of Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) programs will increase market access for Canadian grain companies in years to come, according to those in the industry.

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WEED SEED WOES

In June of 2018, Vietnam’s Protection Department (PPD) notified the Canadian government that consignments of Canadian wheat and peas were found to be in non-compliance with the country’s phytosanitary requirements.

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USMCA CONCLUSIONS

BY ALLISON FINNAMORE  •  PHOTO COURTESY OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE The United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) was signed in late November by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, American President Donald Trump and then Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. The three nations must ratify the agreement in upcoming months, but in the meantime, the […]

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