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Pork Industry Remains Strong Despite Trade Talk


by Jessica Giles, Lacombe Online (Canada) †††††††††††

16 June 2017


Canada has recently become the largest North American pork exporter to China.


Alberta Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Oneil Carlier, says Alberta pork is viewed as a quality product around the world.


"I've had the opportunity to go on several trade missions to Japan, China, and India, where they really appreciate our product. I can remember my visits to grocery stores in Japan, where they were highlighting Alberta pork."


He adds he would like to take advantage of the good pork prices right now. Canadian pork is exported to 29 countries, which is $400 million in sales.


Trade agreements have recently become a hot topic, and Carlier says he remains optimistic about future trade agreements.


"I was some what disappointed, and I'm sure a lot of our agriculture producers were as well, that the original TPP was not going to go through, at least not with the United States. I am encouraged by Japan...





Ontario Pork Sessions At OPC


By Steve Sabourin, Blackburn News (Canada)

June 16, 2017


The 2017 edition of the Ontario Pork Congress is just around the corner.


Itís being held next Wednesday and Thursday, June 21st and 22nd, at the Stratford Rotary Complex.


Ontario Pork will have a presence, at booth number A7-A8 in the Agriplex, where Directors and staff will be on hand to answer questions about pork and pork products.


Ontario Pork will also be delivering educational sessions in the arena of the Stratford Agriplex on the topics of human resources and farm succession planning.


The first information session is June 21st between 11am and 11:45am and cover ĎHuman Resources for your Farmí with speaker Christina Drigo, Corporate Inquiry Systems and Dean Anderson, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services...