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Economic strategy explored at annual industry-government FPT roundtable on agriculture

OTTAWA, July 18, 2018 – Agriculture industry leaders highlighted several options for economic strategy in their meeting today with federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) agriculture ministers. The Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s (CFA) annual industry-government FPT Roundtable took place in Vancouver, BC, where farm leaders ...

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Media Advisory: Farm leaders to meet with Canada’s agriculture ministers at annual Industry-Government FPT Roundtable

July 12, 2018 – Economic strategy will be a key discussion topic as Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) board directors meet with Canada’s agriculture ministers next week in Vancouver, BC. CFA’s annual Industry-Government FPT Roundtable, set for July 18th, brings industry leaders together with elected officials and ...

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AgGrowth Coalition supports continued National Business Risk Management review

Ottawa, ON (July 9, 2018) – Canada’s AgGrowth coalition and our members believe it is critical to continue the Business Risk Management (BRM) review with a comprehensive mandate, and encourage the Federal Provincial Territorial (FPT) Agriculture Ministers to extend the review process without delay. In summer of 2017, the FPT Agriculture ...

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U.S., Canadian Farm Groups Support Strong Trading Partnership

June 11, 2018 U.S., Canadian Farm Groups Support Strong Trading Partnership WASHINGTON – The leaders of the U.S. National Farmers Union (NFU) and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) in a joint statement today urged Canadian and U.S. officials to preserve the strong, longstanding trade relationship between the two countries. CFA ...

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Approval of Bill C-49 is welcome news for western farmers

OTTAWA, May 23, 2018 – Canadian Federation of Agriculture President Ron Bonnett issued the following statement following yesterday’s announcement that the Transportation Modernization Act has received final approval in both the House of Commons and the Senate. “The Canadian Federation of Agriculture commends parliamentarians ...

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CFA pleased that Bill C-49 has reached next milestone

OTTAWA, April 30 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) welcomes news that Transport Minister Marc Garneau has supported several key Senate amendments to Bill C-49 and that the House of Commons will soon be ready to vote on the revised legislation. With spring seeding already underway, farmers are now making plans for marketing ...

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Farm groups ask MPs to pass Bill C-49 as amended

News release Farm groups ask MPs to pass Bill C-49 as amended April 26, 2018, OTTAWA – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture and its members representing prairie farmers today sent an open letter to Members of Parliament asking them to pass Bill C-49 (Transportation Modernization Act) as amended by the Senate last month. CFA is […]

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CFA AGM Recap: Farmers set priorities to build resilient industry

OTTAWA, March 8, 2017 — International trade, transportation, climate change, mental health and government programs emerged as priorities during the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) 2018 Annual General Meeting, held in Ottawa last week. CFA members heard keynote speeches and participated in discussions centred on the theme ...

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Media Statement: CFA urges more support for grain farmers due to rail car delays

OTTAWA, March 7, 2018 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is urging the federal government to make low-cost program changes that would provide emergency income support to cash-stricken grain farmers in western Canada. Farmers get paid once their grain is delivered and the current shortage of rail cars has left many growers in ...

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Media Statement on Rail Transportation

Media Statement on Rail Transportation OTTAWA, March 1 – Farmers from across Canada are in Ottawa to convey a unified message that urgent action is required to prevent another grain crisis in Western Canada. Farmers are already feeling the pain of plummeting rail service and need the Senate and House to pass Bill C-49 as […]

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