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Quebec Suppliers: Walmart Canada announces it will be selling Quebec pork in its stores throughout the province

Cision
January 28, 2021

Walmart Canada has announced that all its Supercentres in Quebec will now sell pork from Quebec, supplied locally by the province’s farmers. Quebec customers will be able to purchase a variety of local pork products including bone-in and boneless pork chops, pork tenderloin, spareribs, shoulder roast and ground pork.

Quebec lockdown will keep bars and restaurants closed into February

RestoBiz
January 11, 2021

The Government of Quebec has put in place a lockdown with new restrictions in an effort to help curb the spread of COVID-19. These enhanced measures will be in place from January 9 through February 8 and mandate that all bars and restaurants must remain closed aside from curbside pickup and delivery.

Innovative farming produces fresh Quebec strawberries during the winter months

Global News
December 23, 2020

In its windowless South Shore facility, Ferme D’Hiver can produce an estimated one ton of fresh strawberries within a six-week period during the winter months.

Sans déconfinement, les producteurs d’œufs du Québec craignent des surplus

Radio-Canada
Le 6 décembre 2020

Depuis le début de la pandémie, la fermeture des salles à manger au Québec bouscule l’industrie agroalimentaire. Si le gouvernement n’allège pas les mesures sanitaires après le temps des Fêtes, les producteurs d’œufs du Québec craignent de se retrouver avec des surplus.

Le gouvernement Legault veut accroître l’autonomie alimentaire du Québec

Radio-Canada
Le 19 novembre 2020

Le Québec est loin d’être autosuffisant sur le plan alimentaire. Environ la moitié des produits alimentaires qu’il consomme provient de l’étranger. Le ministère de l’Agriculture doit annoncer bientôt sa stratégie visant la hausse de la production de fruits et légumes en serre.

Supporting Quebec food processors in their effort to protect employees

Cision
October 14, 2020

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of over $380,000 under the Emergency Processing Fund for four local food processors in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region of Quebec.

Smaller birds for a smaller Thanksgiving, says local farmer

CBC News
October 4, 2020

The turkeys at Sylvain Bertrand’s farm in western Quebec are smaller than in previous years — making them ideal for a more intimate Thanksgiving celebration during COVID-19.