Canada Officially Joins TPP

Canada has formally joined the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations. The trade agreement is currently being negotiated by the United States, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam, with Mexico joining Canada later on in the process. With Canada and Mexico, the TPP market represents more than … Continue reading

Growing Forward 2

During the semi-annual gathering of Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers of Agriculture an agreement has been made on the next phase of Growing Forward. The $3 billion dollar agreement, Growing Forward 2, was reached at a recent meeting Whitehorse, Yukon. The 5 year agreement includes the agriculture, agri-food and agric-products sectors, and will … Continue reading

U.S. September Ethanol Production at Record Low

U.S. ethanol production in September declined 102.2 million gallons from August to 983.9 million gallons, its lowest level since the federal Environmental Protection Agency started recording monthly biofuel production in July 2010, according to data released on the EPA Moderated Tracking System website. The previous monthly low for ethanol production … Continue reading

New Notices to Importers Available

The chicken Notice to Importers, No. 815, is now available to DFAIT’s website. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2012. The turkey Notice to Importers, No. 824, is now available on DFAIT’s website. The deadline for applications is December 1st, 2012 The egg Notice to Importers, No. 828, is … Continue reading

Feed Grain Situation

The drought in the US is putting pressure on corn futures, which are rapidly approaching the US$8.00/bu point. Current corn crop conditions in the US are significantly below historical norms, with 38% of the crop rated as very poor or poor, 31% as fair, and 31% as good or excellent. … Continue reading