Cargill received the award for the work it has done over the past year with Living Lands & Waters (LL&W), an environmental organization that protects, preserves and restores the natural environment of major rivers in the United States. In 2007, LL&W launched its million-tree giveaway program by collecting and planting acorns at a nursery created on Cargill’s Beardstown, Ill., pork-processing plant property. [Click on Pic to learn more]
News Archive: Hog Industry
Manitoba Pork Applauds $10 Million Federal Investment to Upgrade Hylife Foods’ Neepawa Pork Processing Plant
“Manitoba’s pork producers have faced a number of challenges over the last few years, but Minister Ritz and his government have not waivered in their support,” says Karl Kynoch, Chairman of Manitoba Pork. “Likewise, HyLife has continued to demonstrate its commitment to Neepawa and to building the best plant it can for the long term.” [Click on Pic to learn more]
The provincial government took aim at pig producers once more in the war on phosphorus. On behalf of its 600 producer members, Manitoba Pork Council must reiterate that pig producers are not public enemy number one. They are part of the solution. Manitoba Pork has porduced a plan to address phosphorus into one document, called “Plan P.” [Click on Logo to learn more]
Vision includes 82 commitments that reflect some existing and some new approaches to green farming practices, barn location, animal care, farm safety, research, education and public awareness, food safety, trade and social responsibility. [Click on Pic to learn more]
The goal of the Manure Management Financial Assistance Program (MMFAP) is to help pig producers build and repair manure storage structures that eliminate the need for winter application. Also, by encouraging the adoption of manure treatment systems, producers are in a better position to reduce soil phosphorus on their land. This program will help reduce the risk of water contamination. [Click on Pic to learn more]
Coverage includes videos of Minister Struthers on profitability for producers and innovation and Karl Kynoch, Chairman of the Manitoba Pork Council, on the state of Manitoba’s hog industry. [Click on Pic to learn more]
Manitoba’s hog producers will now have access to a Targeted Advance Payment (TAP) under the AgriStability program, Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Minister Rosann Wowchuk announced today.
Recently the MCC’s Speaker Series featured the Honourable Stan Struthers, Manitoba’s Minister of Conservation.
A four-part video of the Minister’s speech is now available. Parts 1 and 2 cover “Understanding and Working With First Nations’, part 3 provides the Minister’s response to a question about negotiations between First Nations and the mining industry, and part 4 provides the Minister’s response to a question about financial assistance for the hog industry.