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Soy Canada is Now Hiring!

June 29, 2018
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Interested in a rewarding career? Soy Canada is now hiring a Director of Corporate Affairs.   The Director, Corporate Affairs, is responsible for providing support to the Executive Director in the planning and implementation of the full scope of Soy Canada operations and activities, including policy development, issues management, advocacy, communications, and the Agri-Marketing Program (AMP). The position encompasses the…

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Soybean Value Chain Welcomes Government Support for Amendments to Bill C-49

April 30, 2018
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Ottawa, ON – All segments of the Canadian soybean value chain welcome the April 27 announcement by Transport Minister Garneau of the Government of Canada’s decision to accept critical grain-related amendments to Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act.  “On behalf of Canadian soybean seed developers, producers, processors, and exporters, I wish to commend Transport Minister Garneau, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister MacAulay,…

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Canadian Non-GM Soybeans Lead in Taiwan and Remain Strong in Japan

March 5, 2018
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Ottawa, ON – Demand for increased supply and intensified marketing efforts were two recurrent themes during Soy Canada’s successful trade mission to Taiwan and Japan from February 26th to March 2nd. “It was clear from each of the importing organizations we met with in both markets that Canada is viewed as a preferred supplier of high-quality soybeans,” said Ron Davidson,…

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Canadian Soybean Sector Enthusiastically Welcomes CPTPP

January 23, 2018
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Ottawa, ON –  The Canadian soybean sector enthusiastically welcomes the successful conclusion earlier today of negotiations for the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). “Soy Canada strongly appreciates the commitment and perseverance of the Canadian government toward the historic achievement of a positive outcome of the landmark CPTPP negotiations,” said Soy Canada Chair Mark Huston. “The elimination of all import…

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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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