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Food Freedom Day is February 9th

OTTAWA, February 8, 2019 — The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) has calculated that by Friday, February 9, 2019, a Canadian household of average income will have earned enough to pay 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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New Immigration Opportunity for Canadian Farmers

Ottawa, January 24 – Today it was announced by Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, that the Government of Canada is launching a new pilot program aimed at attracting and retaining skilled immigrants in Canada’s rural and northern communities. The Canadian Federation of ...

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Statement on the new Canada’s Food Guide

Ottawa, January 22nd – Canadian Federation of Agriculture President Ron Bonnett made the following statement in reaction to the new Canada’s Food Guide. “The Canadian Federation of Agriculture which represents over 200,000 Canadian farming families recognizes Health Canada’s newly published Food Guide. It is unfortunate that ...

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CFA pleased with glyphosate re-evaluation

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is pleased to see Health Canada’s recent re-affirmation that glyphosate is neither considered a human cancer risk or a risk to the environment. These finding come after a rigorous scientific review, and are an excellent example of the kind of evidence-based research that serves as the foundation for good ...

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Statement on the Feast or Famine report

OTTAWA, December 11, 2018 – Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) President Ron Bonnett made the following statement in reaction to the release of the Feast or Famine report on the impacts of climate change and carbon pricing, released on December 11th by the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry. “The Canadian ...

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Good news for farmers in Fall fiscal update

Ottawa, November 21 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) was very pleased to hear the Fall fiscal update delivered by Minister of Finance Bill Morneau on November 21st. Many of the recommendations that CFA made in the 2019 Pre-budget submission to help Canadian farmers were addressed, as well as recommendations by the agri-food ...

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Statement on the ratification of CPTPP

OTTAWA, October 26, 2018 – Canadian Federation of Agriculture President Ron Bonnett made the following statement in reaction to the formal ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) “The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is very pleased to see the CPTPP receive royal assent so quickly, as ...

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Farmers seek investments to adapt to proposed carbon pricing

OTTAWA, October 24, 2018 – Draft regulations announced yesterday concerning fuel costs and GHG emissions have addressed some of farmers’ concerns, but gaps remain, and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is keen to work with governments to develop new programs that will support the agriculture sector going forward. ...

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Farmers are disappointed with the USMCA

OTTAWA, October 2, 2018 -The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is deeply disappointed with the agricultural concessions included in the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). While the government did achieve beneficial results for some sectors within agriculture, such as increased U.S. market access for Canada’s sugar ...

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CFA welcomes report from Agri-Food Economic Strategy Table

OTTAWA, September 27, 2018 – Canadian Federation of Agriculture President Ron Bonnett made the following statement in reaction to the report released earlier this week by Canada’s Agri-food Economic Strategy Roundtable. “The Canadian Federation of Agriculture welcomes the Agri-food Economic Strategy Table’s report as a ...

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