TIGHT BUT FIRM FOOTING . . . CPC STATEMENT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CANADA-SOUTH KOREA TRADE AGREEMENT . . . ATLANTIC BEEF PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT . . . TWO FOREST INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES AMONG CANADA’S MOST POWERFUL WOMEN . . .
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...
TIGHT BUT FIRM FOOTING
In direct reference to comments made at our Annual General Meeting held in Bromont, Quebec on November 19, 2014, the Canadian Forage & Grassland Association (CFGA) is not in as grim a financial situation as suggested. “While it is true that the CFGA will be on a tight budget for this fiscal year, prudent management and a team approach over the past few years has allowed the association to build up a small reserve in addition to paying off the start up loan received from the Manitoba Forage & Grassland Association,” says Doug Wray, Chair of CFGA. (read more)
CPC STATEMENT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CANADA-SOUTH KOREA TRADE AGREEMENT
Source: Ontario Pork
The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) has been following with great interest developments in trade negotiations between Canada and South Korea and welcomes today’s news that the Canada- Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) will be implemented on January 1, 2015. “The completion of the CKFTA was of critical importance for the Canadian pork sector. South Korea has long recognized the quality of our pork and we look forward to rebuilding market share lost in recent years stated CPC’s Chair Jean- Guy Vincent. “The absence of an FTA with Korea was causing substantial and growing prejudice to the Canadian pork industry due to tariff rate disadvantages arising from all of our key competitors – the United States, the European Union and Chile – already having FTAs with South Korea in place.” (read more)
ATLANTIC BEEF PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT
Source: Farm Focus
Atlantic Beef Products Inc. has appointed a new president, effective immediately (Dec. 3).
Russ Mallard served on the board of the Albany, Prince Edward Island, based beef plant for approximately three years, ending in 2012. “We continue to grow our production of fresh beef products and have achieved significant advances over the last couple of years, nearly doubling production and expanding in to ground meat operations,” states a news release from ABP board chairman Jim Casey. “With Russ Mallard’s industry experience, leadership, creative and adaptive sales approach, we know he will be a dynamic addition to head ABP and to grow our business.” (read more)
TWO FOREST INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES AMONG CANADA’S MOST POWERFUL WOMEN
Source: Pulp & Paper Canada
On the list of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 for 2014 determined by Women’s Executive Network are Anne Giardini, president of Weyerhaeuser Co. and Nancy Marcus corporate vice-president, consumer marketing with Kruger Products. (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
$9.7 MILLION IN GRANTS PLEDGED TO EXPAND DIVERSITY IN AGRICULTURE
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA AND CANADIAN GREENHOUSE, NURSERY AND FLORICULTURE SECTORS PARTNER TO PROTECT CANADA’S PLANT RESOURCES
BALAJI WAFERS TO START PRODUCTION OF FRENCH FRIES AND FROZEN SPECIALTIES
MCKIBBEN RE-TOOLS ROLE IN CLIMATE ACTIVISM