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The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is Pleased to See Agriculture Identified as a Key Economic Pillar in the 2021 Federal Budget

Ottawa, April 20th, 2021 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is pleased with several key announcements in the Federal Budget that recognized a number of the CFA’s pre-budget submission recommendations. “Both before and during the pandemic, CFA has been touting the potential of agriculture and agri-food for the Canadian economy and ...

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CFA pleased to see removal of the RML but calls on feds to offer its increased compensation rate to supportive provinces

March 25, Ottawa ON – While CFA is pleased to see the removal of the Reference Margin Limit (RML), which has unduly and inequitably limited support for many producers since its introduction, CFA is disappointed that it appears some provinces were unwilling to adopt enhancements to the compensation rate for farmers.  For years and ...

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Food Freedom Day is February 9th, 2021

 OTTAWA, February 9, 2021 —The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) has calculated that by Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 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 year-over-year ...

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CFA Welcomes Minister’s Announcement on Compensation and Investments in the Canadian Dairy, Poultry & Egg Sectors

November 30, Ottawa – Quickly on the heels of Minister Bibeau delivering details of how the Government of Canada has tabled proposed improvements in AgriStability, the Minister announced Saturday that the Government has reached an agreement to fulfill its promise to compensate Canada’s supply-managed farmers for the losses in their ...

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Statement from Canadian Federation of Agriculture on FPT deliberations on Improvements to Business Risk Management Programs

November 27th, Ottawa – CFA and stakeholders across the food supply chain have been urging Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments to return the AgriStability program back to the levels it held in 2013. CFA was pleased to see today that Agriculture and Agri-food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has demonstrated strong leadership ...

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Rural Broadband implementation a fundamental step in unleashing agriculture’s potential

November 11, Ottawa – CFA was very pleased with today’s announcement from the Federal Government of $750 million funding for the Universal Broadband Fund. This is additional funding to the $1 billion announced in the 2019 budget for the same purpose. The government also announced a $600 million agreement to improve connectivity and ...

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CFA Encouraged with Recognition of Agriculture in Infrastructure Bank Funding Announcement

Ottawa, October 1st – CFA was encouraged to hear that the Federal Government recognizes the growth potential of the agriculture sector in today’s announcement from the Federal Government and the Canada Infrastructure Bank. Specifically, it was announced that $2 billion would be invested into expanding high-speed broadband, and $1.5 ...

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CFA Reaction to 2020 Throne Speech

September 24th, Ottawa – CFA was pleased to hear agriculture mentioned in the Throne Speech delivered on September 23rd, and will be seeking further details in the coming days and weeks with the government on many of the initiatives mentioned. Some of the initiatives CFA has been promoting that were mentioned in the Throne Speech […]

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Joint Statement – Arbitrary Fees Imposed by Large Grocery Retailers Will Cost Canadian Consumers and Impact Canada’s Food Security

Joint Statement by Farming and Processing Associations Arbitrary Fees Imposed by Large Grocery Retailers Will Cost Canadian Consumers and Impact Canada’s Food Security (Ottawa) August 6th, 2020 – The latest round of fees introduced by large grocery retailers on their suppliers has attracted coverage in the news media over the past week ...

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CFA Statement on new Measures to Protect Temporary Foreign Workers

The following is a statement from CFA President Mary Robinson on the recently announced measures to protect Temporary Foreign Workers and address COVID-19 outbreaks on farms​: “CFA greatly appreciates the announced funding to boost protections for temporary foreign workers across Canada. These measures will help ensure the safety of farm ...

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