CFA Updates

Public Trust Steering Committee (PTSC) annual meeting

On Monday February 5th the PTSC met in Ottawa for its annual in-person meeting. The PTSC received remarks from Parliamentary Secretary Jean-Claude Poissant on the federal governments approach to building public trust and had an opportunity to pose questions. The PTSC also received an update from AAFC regarding the public trust component of the ...

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Workshops to inform Canada’s seed system

The seed industry has jointly come together under the Seed Synergy banner to develop a vision as to what the next generation seed sector should look like in Canada. The Canadian Seed Growers’ Association, Canadian Seed Trade Association, Canadian Seed Institute, Commercial Seed Analysts Association of Canada, Canadian Plant Technology ...

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Federal Carbon-Pricing Backstop System open for comment

The federal government has released further details on how it intends to implement the carbon pricing backstop and output-based emissions pricing system for comment.  This system will be imposed on a province if it does not meet the minimum federal carbon price by January 1, 2019.  Provinces also have a choice to follow the federal system […]

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Farm Management Canada to hold consultation in advance of CFA AGM

Farm Management Canada (FMC) will hold a series of consultations with producers and other industry stakeholders to help test and finalize a new Risk Assessment and Management Platform for the Canadian agricultural industry called AgriShield®. FMC hopes to hold one of these consultations in conjunction with CFA’s AGM in Ottawa.  As such, ...

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2017: Year in Review

Highlights of CFA’s advocacy on behalf of farmers in 2017   As 2017 comes to a close, the team at the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is pleased to bring you a quick overview of some of the year’s best moments in advocating for farmers. We looked back at our lobby events, our agricultural policy projects, […]

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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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Remembering Brigid Rivoire

With heavy hearts, CFA is sharing news of the passing of Brigid Rivoire, our former Executive Director and one of Canadian agriculture’s most dedicated advocates. Known to many for her kind heart and generous spirit, she is fondly remembered for her deep appreciation of Canadian farm families and the many people working to enrich our ...

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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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