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December 12, 2018
The estimated area planted to Genetically Engineered (GE) crops in Canada was down 2 percent in 2018, due primarily to lower soybean area in the prairie provinces.
December 3, 2018
On November 30, 2018, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued new requirements for all U.S. salad mixes as well as shipments of romaine lettuce from California.
November 7, 2018
Canada’s Safe Food for Canadians Regulations enter into force on January 15, 2019.
November 5, 2018
FAS/Canada anticipates increased total wheat area planted to drive up total wheat production in marketing year 2018/19, more than offsetting lower yields on difficult harvest conditions.
October 31, 2018
Growth in Canadian production of milk, cheese, butter and skim milk powder will continue to slow down in 2019, as supply and demand for butterfat stabilize.
October 2, 2018
FAS/Ottawa forecasts a 1 percent decline in total potato production for marketing year 2018/19, following a challenging growing year for potato growers across Canada due to high temperatures....
September 12, 2018
The Canadian cattle herd is forecast to remain flat through 2019, as increased imports of feeder cattle compensate for a decline in domestic inventories.
August 28, 2018
Two Pest Management Regulatory Agency special reviews have proposed cancellation of all outdoor uses of clothianidin and thiamethoxam over three to five years.​
August 20, 2018
FAS/Canada projects record high Canadian broiler meat production in 2019, as solid Canadian demand sustains continued expansion in the ‘supply managed’ chicken sector.
August 6, 2018
Canadian durum and spring wheat area planted grew in 2018 as low soil moisture levels at planting, disease pressures on canola, and planting cost comparisons helped drive the first gains in total....
July 26, 2018
On July 19, 2018, Canada proposed eliminating maximum residue limits for four fungicides commonly used in horticultural production.
July 2, 2018
Health Canada recently concluded a public consultation on proposed front-of-package (FOP) labeling designs and identified how forthcoming regulations could limit marketing of foods with FOP labels.
June 29, 2018
Canada is, by far, the largest overseas market for U.S. high-value, consumer-oriented products, with exports exceeding $16 billion in 2017.
June 27, 2018
On June 16, 2018, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency opened consultations on proposed amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations to update Canada’s beer compositional standards.
June 19, 2018
On June 13, 2018, Canada published the final Safe Food for Canadians Regulations, completing a regulatory development process that began in 2012 with the adoption of the Safe Food for Canadians Act.
June 15, 2018
During a technical briefing on May 31, 2018, representatives from the Pest Management Regulatory Authority (PMRA) provided feedback on their current re-evaluation of the pesticide imidacloprid.
June 6, 2018
Less than 36 hours after it began, both sides reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract, allowing full operations to resume at 6:00 am local time across Canada on May 31.
June 1, 2018
On May 31, 2018, Canada announced its intention to impose countermeasures against up to $12.8 billion of steel, aluminum, and other products from the United States, including agricultural exports....
May 30, 2018
On May 23, 2018, Canada enacted a sweeping legislative update intended to improve Canadian grain shippers’ access to rail services and mitigate uncertainty caused by the expiration of regulations....
April 18, 2018
FAS/Ottawa is forecasting MY 2018/19 wheat production to remain similar to the MY 2017/18 level, as additional spring wheat area and improvements in durum yields offset lower spring wheat yields.