CFA Updates

BRM Review: Industry engagement session hears from CFA

AAFC held an industry engagement session on April 11 to discuss the ongoing review of Business Risk Management (BRM) programs. CFA Director of Risk Management and Farm Policy, Scott Ross, attended sessions on: Current and emerging risks Risk management and growing the sector International approaches Alternative risk management tools Alongside ...

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Ministerial roundtable on TFWP service delivery

As part of our work to address labour shortages, CFA will host a roundtable discussion, titled Fostering Trust & Compliance in International Farm Worker Programs.  The session will take place on May 3 in Ottawa and will be co-chaired by Ron Bonnett, CFA President, and Rodger Cuzner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, ...

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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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