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Canadian, U.S. and Mexican farm groups support modernized NAFTA

WASHINGTON D.C., August 16, 2017 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and Consejo Nacional Agropecuario (CNA) today sent a joint letter to Canadian, United States and Mexican government officials reiterating their calls that NAFTA re-negotiations should aim to modernize the agreement, ...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Canadian, U.S. and Mexican farm leaders to issue joint NAFTA statement tomorrow in Washington D.C.

August 15, 2017 –  Leaders from the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and Consejo Nacional Agropecuario (CNA) will host a joint media event tomorrow to reiterate their commitment to working together for shared interests in NAFTA re-negotiations. WHAT:  Joint statement in support of NAFTA ...

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AgGrowth Coalition thankful for BRM review

July 21, 2017 – Canada’s AgGrowth Coalition extends its appreciation to federal, provincial and territorial Agricultural Ministers across the country for recognizing and supporting the need for a review of business risk management programs for farmers. It was announced on July 20th, following this week’s Federal-Provincial-Territorial ...

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New CAP addresses some farmer concerns but falls short on programs for managing risks

OTTAWA, July 24, 2017 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is pleased to see that several of its concerns have been addressed by Canada’s agriculture ministers in a new suite of government agriculture programs titled the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), set to launch on April 1, 2018. However, CFA is disappointed to learn of ...

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

OTTAWA, July 20, 2017 – Agriculture industry leaders met with federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers today during the Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s (CFA) annual Industry-Government FPT Roundtable in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where they explored priorities and strategies to grow the sector. Discussion topics included ...

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Canada’s AgGrowth Coalition expects provincial ministers to support BRM review

Canada’s AgGrowth Coalition expects federal and provincial agricultural ministers across Canada to support the request for a comprehensive review of the Business Risk Management suite of programs for agriculture at the upcoming Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) meeting. “We are anticipating the announcement of this review during the FPT ...

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New federal transportation strategy headed in right direction

Farm groups urge government to maintain and update MRE regulation OTTAWA, November 3, 2016 — Farm leaders attending today’s announcement by Transport Minister Marc Garneau of a new overarching transportation strategy were pleased to see that the plans include measures to resolve longstanding issues linked to service agreements between shippers ...

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NEWS STATEMENT from CFA President Ron Bonnett on signing of CETA

OTTAWA, October 31, 2016 — Following is a statement from Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) President Ron Bonnett regarding the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which was signed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and European Union leaders yesterday in Brussels. “The Canadian Federation of Agriculture commends the federal ...

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Statement from CFA President Ron Bonnett on today’s meeting with Ministers Garneau and MacAulay

OTTAWA, October 20, 2016 — Following is a statement from Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) President Ron Bonnett regarding today’s meeting on grain transportation with Minister of Transportation Marc Garneau and Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food Lawrence MacAulay. “The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is pleased to have met today ...

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Farmers lauded for efforts to diversify pollinator habitat

Marc and Chantal Bercier, owners of Le Ferme Agriber, were presented with the 2016 Canadian Farmer-Rancher Pollinator Conservation Award in Washington, DC. October 25, 2016, OTTAWA — The vital population of bees and other pollinating insects near an Eastern Ontario community is growing stronger, thanks to the remarkable efforts of Marc and ...

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