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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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Calling on Canadian Government to prioritize efforts to address canola oil trade disruption through all channels and continue to support Canadian canola farmers

OTTAWA, ON – May 1st, 2019 – CFA is pleased to see the Government of Canada respond today to the challenges canola farmers are facing as a result of ongoing trade challenges with China. Having long advocated for a request to see the Advance Payments Program (APP) advance limits increased on a permanent basis, we […]

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CFA commends Health Canada’s decision on neonicotinoids

CFA commends Health Canada’s recent decision to allow the continued use of clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam (neonicotinoids) for use in canola seed treatment and greenhouse vegetables. Both of these uses do not pose unacceptable risk to pollinators. It is extremely important for farmers to have timely access to new products ...

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Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) Launches Federal Election Campaign in Ottawa: PRODUCING PROSPERITY IN CANADA

Calling on all political parties to support Canada’s Agri-Food industry to grow and prosper, for the benefit of all Canadians  OTTAWA, ON – April 9, 2019 – The CFA, the unified voice advocating for Canadian farmers at the national level, launched the Producing Prosperity in Canada campaign this morning on Parliament Hill. The campaign is […]

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