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Get the latest in news on CFA activities and check out updates on Canadian agricultural policy and events. This section features CFA news releases and media statements, as well updates from staff in our national office.

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News Releases

CFA reacts to announcement of small business tax changes

Media statement on announcement of small business tax changes  OTTAWA, October 16, 2017 — Following is a statement from Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) President Ron Bonnett in reaction to today’s announcement by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Finance Minister Bill Morneau, ...

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AgGrowth Coalition poised for next steps in BRM review

TORONTO, ON (September 11, 2017) – In response to the Federal Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Agricultural Ministers’ commitment to a comprehensive review of Business Risk Management (BRM) programs over the coming year, several agricultural organizations have formalized their structure and ...

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Proposed tax changes would lead to new risks for farmers

OTTAWA, August 31, 2017 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is calling on farmers to voice concerns about proposed tax changes that could lead to severe negative impacts for farm business planning. Finance Canada tabled the proposals in mid-July and is accepting comments via a ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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