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Sparks fly on critical issues in Canadian agriculture

National Agriculture Leaders’ Debate shows parties’ priorities for the sector Tuesday, September 24th, OTTAWA – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) hosted the Agriculture Leaders’ Debate on September 24th. The debate brought together all major parties to question them on the pressing issues affecting Canadian ...

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Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) Embraces New RBC Report Lauding the Vast Potential of Canadian Ag

RBC report highlighting economic growth opportunities in Canada’s Agri-Food sector latest proof of substantial benefits for all Canadians OTTAWA, ON – September 3, 2019 – CFA, the unified voice advocating for Canadian farmers at the national level, welcomes the message, and the timing, of RBC’s new report, Farmer 4.0. Noting the sector’s ...

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AGgrowth Coalition: Enough stalling — immediate support needed for Canada’s export-oriented farmers

August 26, Ottawa, ON —On the heels of the government of Canada’s announcement of trade support for market losses for 11,000 Canadian dairy farmers, AGgrowth, the coalition representing farmers from across the country, demands support for its export-oriented farmers facing significant market disruptions as a result of global trade ...

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CFA welcomes dairy compensation, but other sectors need equal treatment

August 19th, OTTAWA – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement to provide $1.75 billion in compensation to dairy producers for lost market share due to the CETA and CPTPP trade agreements. Dairy Farmers of Canada has estimated that the market access granted under these agreements ...

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CFA Launches Second Annual Brigid Rivoire Award for Champions of Agricultural Mental Health

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is proud to announce the launch of the second annual Brigid Rivoire Award for Champions of Agricultural Mental Health. This award recognizes an individual, organization or group of individuals that has undertaken an initiative making outstanding contributions in raising awareness, addressing stigma, ...

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CFA Disappointed with Lack of Ministers Action on Trade Plight

OTTAWA, July 22 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) was pleased to see the Ministers acknowledge the critical importance of rules-based trade and access to labour for agricultural business in its recent FPT release.  However, farmers are currently facing challenges from a number of trade disruptions that require immediate ...

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Canada’s agriculture ministers and farm leaders meet to discuss strategies to Produce Prosperity in Canada

OTTAWA, July 18th, 2019 – Farm leaders from across the country met with federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers yesterday during the Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s (CFA) annual Industry-Government FPT Roundtable in Québec City. During the meeting, they explored priorities and strategies for the Agri-Food ...

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CFA pleased to see progress on agri-food immigration pilot

Ottawa, July 12th – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) was pleased to see today’s announcement by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) which detailed new pathways to permanent residency for temporary foreign workers in the agri-food industry. Starting in 2020 a three-year immigration experiment will begin, ...

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CFA is eager to assist in the implementation of the Food Policy of Canada through the Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council

CFA was pleased to be a part of the launch of the new Food Policy for Canada, and is excited to hear of the development of a Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council, a key recommendation from CFA and a host of other organizations spanning industry, academia, and civil society The Food Policy for Canada will […]

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CFA calls for immediate reforms to Business Risk Management programs to respond to ongoing trade disruptions

OTTAWA, ON June 6, 2019 – CFA is calling for immediate reforms to Canada’s Business Risk Management Program suite in response to ongoing trade disruptions. Canadian farmers have seen significant trade uncertainty negatively affect their incomes in 2019, following a difficult 2018 season where realized net farm income declined a staggering ...

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