CFA Updates

Farmers discuss agricultural safety challenges at national conference

The evolving aspects of farm safety – from family and worker safety to machinery and product safety – were discussed at the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association’s annual conference this week in Edmonton, Alberta. Producer panel shares views on farm safety  A panel featuring several producers looked at the factors linked ...

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House of Commons finance committee hears from CFA on tax proposals

On Tuesday, September 26th, CFA President Ron Bonnett, and CFA Director of BRM and Farm Policy, Scott Ross, appeared as witnesses in the Standing Committee on Finance’s first meeting to review the proposed changes to Tax Planning Using Private Corporations. They raised concerns with the breadth of the reforms, the short consultation ...

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CFA speaks to House agriculture committee on National Food Policy

On Tuesday, September 19th, CFA Director of Business Risk Management and Farm Policy, Scott Ross, appeared as a witness before the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-food to share CFA’s perspectives on the National Food Policy, alongside representatives from the Conference Board of Canada and Soy Canada. CFA’s comments ...

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Canada’s agriculture ministers and farm leaders discuss strategies to grow agri-food sector

Farm leaders and agricultural ministers from across the country gathered to discuss agricultural issues at the annual CFA Industry-Government FPT Roundtable Agriculture industry leaders met with federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers on July 19th during the CFA annual Industry-Government FPT Roundtable in St. John’s, ...

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CFA organizes U.S. tour to promote benefits of NAFTA

April 27, 2017 — In efforts to strengthen the Canada-U.S. trade relationship, CFA executives are travelling this week to meet with American farm bureau representatives in several states. CFA President Ron Bonnett, Vice-President Marcel Groleau, Executive Director Errol Halkai and Trade Analyst Bob Friesen are taking part in a busy itinerary ...

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National Environmental Farm Plan (NEFP) Summit report released

The report from the NEFP Summit held in Ottawa on November 2nd has now been released. This report highlights the consensus that was achieved during the summit, areas that need further discussion and charts a pathway forward for the NEFP. Overall, there was a very strong endorsement of moving forward with the development of the […]

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An Open Letter to Parliament – Changes to the Small Business Deduction Limit (Bill C-29)

On December 1st, Joseph Devaney, Vice President Education and Development at Video Tax News, published an open letter to parliament, raising a range of concerns with changes in Bill C-29 that would see the corporate tax rate effectively double for many small business corporations in Canada, including many family farms. The letter, available ...

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New report on agriculture productivity and trade released by FCC

Recent trends may give insight into how Canada can stay competitive and what can producers do to meet future demands. Farm Credit Canada has addressed these topics in a new report titled Canadian Agriculture’s Productivity and Trade. The report looks at Canada’s position as a leader in world agricultural trade. It compares Canada to our […]

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Clean Fuel Standard consultations

The Government of Canada has notified that it will open consultations on the development of a Clean Fuel Standard. The standard would adopt a lifecycle analysis approach to determine reductions in the carbon footprint of fuels supplied in Canada. This would differ from the current approach which sets a minimum percentage requirement for ...

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CFA co-hosts Agri-Business Working Group of the Canada-Mexico Partnership

The CFA co-hosted the 12th annual Agri-Business Working Group (ABWG) of the Canada- Mexico Partnership (CMP) held November 23-24 in Ottawa. This annual forum brings industry and government representatives from each country together to discuss issues of mutual interest or concerns and develop workplans to address the issues. This year, about 40 ...

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