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Report on temporary foreign workers reflects balance, addresses several concerns of farmers

OTTAWA, September 22, 2016 — The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) says the recommendations put forward this week by the House of Commons human resources committee in their report on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program reflects a balanced approach that would ensure strong worker protections and lead to positive program changes for ...

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Farm leaders bring recommendations to Canada’s agriculture ministers

Industry-government roundtable explores options for future ag programs OTTAWA, July 25, 2016 – Farm leaders met to discuss their policy and program recommendations with federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers during the Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s (CFA) annual industry-government roundtable in Calgary last Wednesday. ...

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CFA welcomes news that Mexico will fully reopen market to Canadian beef

OTTAWA — The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is pleased to learn that Mexico will fully reopen its market to Canadian beef, as announced yesterday during meetings between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. “Canadian farmers are grateful to learn of Mexico’s decision to alleviate a long-standing ...

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Extended rail provisions bring certainty for 2016 crop year

OTTAWA – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) commends Members of Parliament for unanimously passing a motion yesterday to prolong for one year the rail transport provisions enacted temporarily in 2014 under the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act. The provisions allow for enhanced planning and more competitive pricing options, along with ...

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Call for Nominations – Farmer-Rancher Pollinator Conservation Award

OTTAWA, June 7, 2016 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), Pollinator Partnership (P2), and Canadian Forage and Grassland Association (CFGA) are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2016 Canadian Farmer-Rancher Pollinator Conservation Award. Individuals or families in Canada currently implementing pollinator ...

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CFA Supports Efforts to Keep the Canadian Family Farm Intact

OTTAWA, MAY 20 – A private member’s bill tabled yesterday – Bill C-274 – is taking on the inefficient tax treatment of intergenerational transfers for small businesses, addressing a major issue for family farm and fishing businesses. The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is pleased to see MP Guy Caron’s bill propose amendments to the ...

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CFA Welcomes New Executive Director

OTTAWA, APRIL 28 — The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Errol Halkai as its new Executive Director. With a long history of working on agricultural issues within industry and government, Errol joined the CFA in 2009 as an international trade consultant and since 2015, has held the position […]

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CFA Welcomes Efforts to Extend Provisions of Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act

April 25, OTTAWA — The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is encouraged by the announcement made last Friday by the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, of their intention to work with Parliament to seek an extension of provisions enacted in 2014 ...

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CFA Publishes Recommendations for Continued Success of Canadian Agriculture

OTTAWA, MARCH 31 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) recently published recommendations aimed at informing the development of the next agricultural policy framework -a five-year multilateral funding and policy framework signed between the federal government, provinces and territories that will govern much of programs and supports ...

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Budget 2016 Includes Modest Investments for Agriculture

OTTAWA, MARCH 23 – Although the federal budget contained modest investments for Canadian agriculture, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) was pleased to see support for a number of initiatives that hold significant opportunities for Canada’s agriculture sector. “While it should be noted that recommendations made on tax transfers and ...

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