Country 105

Country 105


Agriculture Report

More Funding For Food Development

By Manny Paiva

Canadian International Grains Institute gets almost a million dollars to develop new food products.


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The Canadian International Grains Institute is getting almost a million dollars from our federal government.

The money will help develop new food products from roller-milled pulse flour -- to boost the pulse sector's flour processing and milling capacity.

OIfficials believe roller milling technology and other milling techniques for making pulse flour will increase the global market share for Canadian pulses.

The agriculture ministry says the pulse sector generated 1.7 billion dollars in farm sales in 2013 -- and pulses represent Canada's third largest export crop after wheat and canola.

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A lack of kosher chicken in Canada has many people in a fowl mood.

A new document shows that Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz was flooded with complaints after a Toronto-based company -- one of just two national suppliers of kosher chicken -- shut its doors two years ago.

Last spring, the Chicken Farmers of Ontario issued a request for proposals for a new kosher-chicken processing plant.

But none of the companies that responded were approved.

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And China has cancelled purchases of almost 460 thousand tonnes of U-S soybeans in just one week.

Grain Farmers of Ontario spokesperson Marty Hibbs says all indicators at this time are still bearish for soybeans -- confirming the downward trend he says has been in place since last July.




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