Food & Beverage Atlantic announces appointment of new Executive Director
The board of directors of Food & Beverage Atlantic are pleased to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director, Tammy Brideau. Tammy's entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm for the Food & Beverage industry is a great asset as we build new member services and focus on growth of our membership. Expect to hear from Tammy early 2019! Read more about Tammy here
Félicitations et bienvenue à notre nouvelle directrice générale
Le Conseil d’administration d’Aliments et Boissons Atlantique est heureux d’annoncer la nomination de notre nouvelle directrice générale, Tammy Brideau. L’esprit d’entreprise et l’enthousiasme pour l’industrie des aliments et boissons de Tammy constituent un atout fantastique pour élaborer de nouveaux services aux membres et nous concentrer sur la croissance du nombre de nos membres. Vous entendrez parler de Tammy dès le début de 2019! Apprenez-en plus sur Tammy ici.
ADL marks completion of $19 million expansion to
The Amalgamated Dairies Limited (ADL) cheese plant/offices on Water Street shut down for the day on Thursday.
The facility has stopped to allow for equipment maintenance, but an intentional stoppage in production for more than a few hours at a time is exceedingly rare.
The company decided to take this extraordinary action in order to give its owners, the share-holding dairy farmers of P.E.I., a chance to tour the facility – which is now wrapping up a massive two-year renovation and expansion.
Chad Mann, ADL’s president, explained that because of strict food production and health and safety concerns, few non-employees ever get access to the production side of the facility.
Some farmers have been owners in the company their whole lives and have never been able to see how the cheese is made. So given the occasion of the renovation’s nearing completion, the company wanted to do something special to thank them – hence a steady stream of tour groups through the doors Thursday.
“They paid for this, we’re just happy to let them be able to see it,” said Mann.
“This is the largest investment in the dairy industry on the Island in the history of the industry.”
Agriculture & Agri-Foods delivers a variety of funding programs. AGPAL is a web based discovery tool developed to help find the federal, provincial and territorial programs that specifically apply to them.
April 1, 2018 new Federal programs come into effect to help support sector growth.
Modern Trade Agreement reached between Canada and United States
On October 1st, 2018, Canada and the US officially announced that a deal had been reached, and NAFTA would now be replaced with the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Both American and Canadian leaders praised the deal as good for both countries in strengthening trade relations. Overall the trade deal is positive for Canada’s trade with the US, with few industries giving major concessions. One of the wedge issues in negotiations was the Canadian dairy industry, as well as high tension created from US steel and aluminum tariffs. While a new agreement will bring stability to North American trade, Canada will remain highly motivated to diversify trade.
Canadian Agricultural Partnership- Applications for Federal Programs now open!
Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector is a key driver of economic growth, innovation and trade. Economic indicators show a strong and dynamic Canadian agricultural sector, with a growing global middle class looking for our world-class products.
Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, celebrated Canada’s Agriculture Day alongside farmers, ranchers, food processors, industry leaders and youth today in Ottawa, where he officially launched the six federal programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (see Backgrounder).The Partnership is a progressive $3-billion, federal-provincial-territorial agreement that will help chart the course for government investments in the sector over the next five years