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Soy Canada Rallies Heightened Interest in Canadian Soybeans During Ministerial Trade Mission to China

November 21, 2017
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Beijing, CHN – Top-notch quality and record high supply were two of the many key messages Soy Canada repeated in China over the past ten days as the Association wrapped up participation in a productive trade mission led by the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. “What we’ve heard is that Canada is reliable and maintains a very…

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Soy Canada Urges Federal Government to Adopt New TPP-11 Agreement

November 2, 2017
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Ottawa, ON – This week Soy Canada called on the federal government to act quickly and implement the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement with remaining TPP countries. “The Asia-Pacific region is a growing export market for Canadian soybeans and many other grains and oilseeds,” said Ron Davidson, Soy Canada’s Executive Director.  “The Canadian government has a real opportunity to lead TPP…

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Soy Canada Names Ron Davidson as Executive Director

October 19, 2017
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Ottawa, ON – Ron Davidson has officially been selected as the new Executive Director of Soy Canada.  The Association’s Board of Directors announced this week that Davidson will start in the new role in Soy Canada’s Ottawa office beginning November 1st, taking over from interim Executive Director Dale Adolphe. “We are thrilled to have Ron as the new head of…

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Soy Canada Presents Award at Japan’s Annual Tofu Competition

October 2, 2017
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Tokyo, JPN – Soy Canada recognized the winner of Japan’s annual tofu competition this week by presenting the top tofu manufacturer an award for using Canadian soybeans.  The event marked Soy Canada’s first appearance at the annual Nippon Tofuya Summit where end-use manufacturers compete for the title of best-tasting tofu. “Japan continues to be one of the Canadian soybean sector’s largest…

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Soybean Production to Soar to 8.3 Million Tonnes

September 21, 2017
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Ottawa, ON – Production of one of Canada’s fastest growing crops is expected to reach a record high this year.  According to Statistics Canada, national production of soybeans will increase by 29 percent over the last year, bringing the total number of soybeans produced in 2017 to over 8.3 million tonnes. “Domestic and international demand of high quality food-grade and…

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Soy Canada Welcomes Long-Awaited Federal Grain Transportation Legislation

May 19, 2017
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Soy Canada applauds the federal government’s recent tabling of legislation related to improving the transport of grains in Canada and new proposals to modernize rail service for exporters. Bill C-49, entitled the Transportation Modernization Act, includes important accountability provisions related to railway reporting requirements, reciprocal penalties into service level agreements, defining “adequate and suitable” rail service and other measures that…

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Soy Canada Supports Budget 2017 Commitment to Growing Agri-Food Sector

March 23, 2017
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Soy Canada supports Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s intention, outlined in yesterday’s budget, to capitalize on the future growth of the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector.  The new 2017-18 fiscal plan outlines new export targets and spending programs designed to uncap the potential of the agriculture industry. The 2017 budget includes commitments to trade and getting agriculture products to market.  Soy…

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Soy Canada Plans Trade Mission to Indonesia and Japan

February 10, 2017
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From February 14-25, Soy Canada will travel to Indonesia and Japan on a market development mission to build on existing relationships and seek out new market opportunities. The mission marks Soy Canada’s first visit to Indonesia where the delegation will host two seminars and will have an opportunity to meet with importers, processors and feed manufactures.  Indonesia is a growing…

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Soy Canada Applauds AgFood Recommendations of the Advisory Council on Economic Growth

February 6, 2017
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Soy Canada is very pleased with the agriculture growth strategy outlined in a report released today by the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth. The second report of the Council chaired by McKinsey Managing Partner Dominic Barton emphasizes the need to unleash the growth potential of Canada’s agriculture and food sector.  Specially, the study recommends that the federal government…

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Soy Canada Completes Successful Trade Mission to China with Canada’s Minister of Agriculture

November 14, 2016
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Today, Soy Canada announced the completion of a very successful and productive visit to China as part of the Minister of Agriculture Lawrence MacAulay’s trade mission. The November 1-12 trade mission marked Soy Canada’s second market development visit to China and saw the delegation visit with a number of key Chinese soybean industry stakeholders in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.  Soy…

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