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CPC offers 4 recommendations in light of the upcoming federal budget
August 7, 2020 - The CPC has sent in a submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance to be included in their pre-budget consultation. CPC made four recommendations related to the financial pressure producers are dealing with due to COVID 19, targeted improvements to AgriStability, ASF prevention plan and the establishment of the pork promotion and research agency.
That the government protect the viability of Canada’s pork industry by offering emergency liquidity support for pork producers that are under extreme financial pressure because of COVID-19.
That the government make targeted improvements to AgriStability so that the program will respond as increased risk and volatility push producers into a financial disaster.
That the government invest in a 3 year $50 million African swine fever (ASF) pandemic prevention plan to protect the pork value chain against the immediate threat of a disease which would have a devastating impact on Canadian farm families, food security, biodiversity and the economy.
That the government establishes the Canadian Pork Promotion and Research Agency to support the long-term growth and competitiveness of Canadian pork producers.
Please click here to read the full submission.
Hog price calculator now available
July 22, 2020 – Producers can now compare which contract could provide them with the best possible return using a new online price calculator developped by Alberta Pork with the support of the CPC. Producer can access the calculator in the member's portal, or get in touch with their provincial pork association to get the link.
CPC Board of Director meet to discuss how to best represent pork producers during crisis
July 15, 2020 – CPC’s Board of Directors met to further the conversation on the status of the Canadian Pork Industry and identify possible solutions to help producers contending with financial problems during this COVID-19 crisis. Perspectives from coast to coast were shared by the directors. Potential solutions will be decided upon during a follow up meeting next week.
Dr. Brockhoff named Food Animal Veterinarian of the Year
July 15, 2020 - In recognition for his veterinary career, Dr. Egan Brockhoff was presented with the Merck Veterinary Award by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association.
CPC Members meet to discuss the status of the industry
July 8, 2020 - Representatives from the Council’s nine provincial pork organization members joined the CPC’s Board of Directors and staff to discuss the market collapse facing producers and identify potential solutions to mitigate the losses.
CPC encourages Canadians to contact their MP to show support for Canada's food system
June 30, 2020 - The CPC has partnered with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture in a social media campaign to encourage Canadians to contact their MP to show support for Canada's food system.
CPC appearance in front of the Agriculture Committee on the Business Risk Management programs review
June 19, 2020 - CPC Chair Rick Bergmann and Second Vice-Chair Doug Ahrens appeared in front of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food about the Business Risk Management Study. They explained why the programs do not work for pork producers and suggested ways to improve them.
Emergency Operations Centre Meeting
June 19, 2020 - The CPC hosted 45 people from across the country for an update on the African Swine Fever Pan-Canadian Action Plan. Participants were also able to learn from the experience of 4 regional Emergency Operations Centres following the COVID-19 crisis. A second meeting of this group to review the information presented is planned for June 23, 2020.
2020 Canadian Society of Animal Science Award Recipients
June 12, 2020 - The CPC is pleased to recognize the 2020 recipients of the Canadian Society of Animal Science Awards.
- Canadian Society of Animal Science Fellowship - Dr. Christiane Girard
- Technical Innovation in Enhancing Production of Safe Affordable Food - Dr. Martin Nyachoti
- Excellence in Nutrition and Meat Sciences - Dr. Chaouki Benchaar
- Canadian Industries Award in Extention and Public Service - Dr. Derek Anderson
- Young Scientist Award - Dr. Katie Wood
To learn more about the recipients, click here.
The CPC sponsors the Canadian Industries Award in Extention and Public Service along with the Chicken Farmers of Canada, the Beef Cattle Research Council, and the Dairy Farmers of Canada.
Open Letter on the Value of Animal Agriculture
June 4, 2020 - The CPC has co-signed a letter on how livestock is supporting global nutrition, high standards of food safety and public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CPC appearance in front of the Agriculture Committee
May 12, 2020 - CPC Chair Rick Bergmann and 1st Vice-Chair, René Roy appeared in front of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture to speak about the government's response to COVID-19.
CPC reacts to the federal funding announcement
May 5, 2020 - CPC Chair Rick Bergmann took part in a joint virtual press conference with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, the Canadian Cattlemen's Association, and the National Cattle Feeders' association in reaction to the federal government's funding announcement for the agriculture sector.
Meeting with Conservative Agriculture Critic John Barlow
April 30, 2020 - The Canadian Pork Council executive and staff met with MP John Barlow to discuss the reality of pork producers and provide more details regarding the sector's ask for support.
Letter to ministers requesting support for producers
April 24, 2020 - The Canadian Pork Council and its members are sending a letter to agriculture ministers at the federal and provincial levels to ask for support for producers during this crisis.
CPC appearance in front of the Finance Committee
April 23, 2020 - CPC Chair Rick Bergmann and 1st Vice-Chair, René Roy are appearing in front of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance to speak about the government's response to COVID-19.
CPC Press Conference on COVID-19
April 23, 2020 - The CPC is hosting a press conference to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on Canadian pork producers, and request support for producers.
CPC meets Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau
April 22, 2020 - The CPC executive met Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau to impress on the department the urgency of providing support for producer and brush an accurate portrait of the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.
CPC Chair addresses Canadian pork producers
April 5, 2020 - CPC Chair Rick Bergmann sent out a letter to all Canadian pork producers.