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Launch of the Engaging and Advancing Women in Agriculture Project

January 17th, 2023 – Ottawa ON – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is pleased to announce the launch of the Engaging and Advancing Women in Agriculture (EAWA) project. The project is funded in part by the Government of Canada under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership’s AgriDiversity Program. Further project support is provided by the ...

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CFA FPT Roundtable and Reaction to FPT Statement on the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (SPAC)

July 25, 2022 – OTTAWA – On July 19-20, CFA held its Summer Board Meeting in Saskatoon, SK. This meeting brought together farm leaders from across the country to discuss the priority issues in Canadian agriculture, and to prepare for the following Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Agriculture Ministers Roundtable. CFA is pleased ...

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Joint Statement on the Upcoming Next Policy Framework (NPF) for Agriculture

OTTAWA, July 14th, 2022 – On July 20th Federal/Provincial/Territorial (FPT) Agriculture Ministers will be meeting to make important decisions regarding the direction of the Next Policy Framework (NPF), the primary funding envelope for Canadian agricultural policies and programs for the next five years. The NPF comes at a critical ...

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CFA Reinforces Importance of Farm Voice during Budget Week

April 8th, OTTAWA – Farm leaders across the country met with government representatives from multiple Federal parties during the CFA Lobby Week from April 4-8. The CFA Board had approximately 40 meetings during the week with MPs, Senators and key government officials where they outlined the priority issues facing Canadian farmers. CFA relayed ...

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CFA Pleased to see US Resuming PEI Table Stock Potato Imports

March 25th, 2022 – OTTAWA – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) was pleased to see the recent announcement from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), noting that exports will resume for PEI table stock potatoes to the US under specified conditions. The Canadian Food ...

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Canadian Federation of Agriculture Calls for Urgent Resolution to CP Rail Strike Negotiations to Avoid Consequences to Food Supply Chain

March 17, 2020, OTTAWA – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is concerned about the potential effects that the impending strike by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference against Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) would have on Canadian farmers and the food supply chain. The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is Canada’s largest ...

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CFA 2022 Annual General Meeting Recap

OTTAWA, MARCH 4th, 2022 — This week’s annual meeting of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) brought together farm and food leaders from across Canada under the theme “Finding sustainable solutions in uncertain times”. “The value of this meeting is bringing the farm community together to develop policy solutions and build partnerships ...

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Food Freedom Day is February 8th, 2022

Ottawa, February 8th, 2022 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) has calculated that by Tuesday, February 8th, 2022, a Canadian household of average income will have earned enough to pay for their entire year’s grocery bill. Each year, CFA examines the proportion of income that Canadians spend on food as a way to explore […]

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National farm organization partners with Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine

Canadian Federation of Agriculture & Bioenterprise Canada sign innovation MOU January 25th, 2022, Ottawa – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is the latest partner to join Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine in recognition of the key role innovation has in the agriculture sector. Canada’s largest farm organization has ...

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‘What we Heard’ report shines light on national priorities for the Canadian Agri-food Sustainability Initiative

January 5th, 2022, Ottawa – The marketplace and consumers are increasingly seeking assurance of sustainable production practices at the farm level. As a result, several agricultural codes/standards/criteria have emerged to enable farmers to improve transparency of on-farm sustainability practices. Canadian farmers are global leaders in ...

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