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Statement of Concern by the Canadian Federation of Agriculture on Impact of Rail Blockades

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is extremely concerned on the impacts of the ongoing rail blockades on Canadian farmers, their animals and Canadians who rely on the railway system for access to food and groceries. These new interruptions come at the tail-end of what has been an incredibly difficult twelve months for Canadian ...

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CFA Frustrated with Results of FPT Meeting on Business Risk Management

Ottawa, December 18th – Following Tuesday’s Special Federal Provincial Territorial (FPT) meeting of Agriculture Ministers in Ottawa, CFA is disappointed with the lack of clear progress towards meaningful reforms of the BRM suite and frustrated with the lack of urgency in responding to the immediate challenges confronting Canadian ...

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CFA Statement on Agriculture and Agri-Food Mandate Letter

Ottawa, December 17th – The following is a statement from CFA President Mary Robinson on the recently released mandate letter for the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau. “The CFA is pleased to see the contents of the Agriculture and Agri-Food mandate letter. It has been an especially tough year for Canadian ...

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Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s Perspective on CUSMA Agreement

December 11th, 2019 – Ottawa – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is pleased with  yesterday’s agreement by Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to sign an amended version of the new North American free trade deal in Mexico City. Canadian farmers  have been facing many challenges over the last two years and the lack of a […]

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CFA is extremely pleased as rail service resumes

Ottawa, November 26 – The CFA was extremely pleased to hear this morning that the CN and the teamsters reached a tentative deal and that CN rail service will begin resuming operations quickly. “Farmers in the west rely on rail shipments to get agricultural products to market, and farmers across Canada rely on rail shipments […]

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Canadian Federation of Agriculture to Hold Press Conference Detailing Devastating Impact of Rail Strike

November 25, Ottawa – Leaders from the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), representing Canadian farmers from across Canada, will be hosting a press conference detailing the devastating impacts the CN rail strike is having on Canadian farmers. The current strike is representative of a true crisis for Canadian farmers across the ...

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Rail Strike Comes at a Devastating Time for Canadian Farmers

Ottawa, November 21, 2019 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture urges the Federal Government to take immediate action to resolve the CN Rail Strike situation before it has permanent consequences for farmers and our international trade relationships. While the CFA respects the negotiation process, it will once again be farmers who bear the ...

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CFA congratulates re-appointment of Minister Bibeau

Ottawa, November 20th – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture congratulates Minister Bibeau on her re-appointment as Minister of Agriculture & Agri-Food. CFA, which represents 200,000 farm families across Canada, looks forward to working once again with Minister Bibeau on helping Canadian agriculture meet its vast potential, which ...

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CFA welcomes positive news on Canadian Beef and Pork exports resuming to China

November 6th, 2019 – Ottawa – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is pleased China is resuming importation of Canadian pork and beef after a five-month suspension. Canadian agriculture plays a critical role in our overall economy. This positive news is significant at a time when Canadian farmers and producers are dealing with a ...

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CFA welcomes new Liberal minority government

OTTAWA, OCTOBER 22, 2019 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture would like to congratulate Justin Trudeau and welcomes the Liberal party back into office. “The Canadian agriculture sector is a key driver of economic growth for Canada, a source of significant carbon sequestration potential, and a fundamental contributor to ...

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