CFA Updates

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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Canada Revenue Agency ‘Serving You Better’ Consultations with SMEs

This fall, the CRA held Serving You Better in-person consultation sessions in various cities across the country, seeking feedback from the business community to help the Agency shape its programs and services to make the changes that small and medium businesses want and need most. Should your organization or members choose to participate in ...

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CFA speaks on risk management at AgEx conference

CFA Vice President, Humphrey Banack, and CFA Staff attended Farm Management Canada’s Agriculture Excellence Conference in Calgary on November 23rd and 24th. CFA’s Director of BRM and Farm Policy, Scott Ross, provided the policy perspective on a panel discussing how producers can confront change with confidence through effective risk ...

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Senate committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce hears from CFA on internal trade and transportation infrastructure

Ron Bonnett presented CFA views to the Senate Committee on enhancing and facilitating commerce and internal trade within the context of a national infrastructure/transportation corridor in Canada. Ron outlined the importance exports are to the sector and the Canadian economy as a whole and that an efficient and reliable transportation system ...

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