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Food Freedom Day is Friday, February 9th

OTTAWA, February 7, 2018 — The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) has calculated that by Friday, February 9, 2018, 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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Media statement on CPTPP agreement

OTTAWA, January 23, 2018 — Following is a statement from Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) President Ron Bonnett in reaction to today’s announcement by International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne on the conclusion of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiation. ...

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AgGrowth Coalition welcomes External Advisory Panel role

TORONTO (January 8, 2018) – Canada’s AgGrowth Coalition welcomes the announcement of the formation of an External Advisory Panel to advise the ongoing FPT BRM review. As part of the Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Agricultural Ministers’ commitment to a comprehensive review of Business Risk Management (BRM), an external advisory ...

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Broad Coalition Calls on Federal Government to Create a National Food Policy Council

Ottawa, December 18, 2017 -– The government of Canada is moving forward with the development of a much needed Food Policy for Canada, which will incorporate the social, environmental and economic aspects of the food system into an integrated policy framework. To support the successful implementation of this multifaceted policy, a broad ...

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Changes to income sprinkling rules are a step in the right direction for farmers

OTTAWA, December 14, 2017 — The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is pleased to see that Finance Canada has considered the feedback contributed by CFA and other farm groups with regard to the Tax Fairness proposals, and has proposed changes that have addressed a number of the key concerns identified by Canadian farm businesses. ...

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Rollback on proposed tax changes is good news for farm families

OTTAWA, October 19, 2017 — The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) commends the Government of Canada on today’s announcement that it will halt and reconsider a series of proposed tax reforms that would have led to severe negative impacts for family farm businesses. As the country’s largest general farmers’ ...

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Antony John earns this year’s Pollinator Conservation Award

October 18, 2017 –  Birds, butterflies and especially bees have found a welcoming home at Antony John’s farm near Guelph, Ontario, named “Soiled Reputation“. John’s dedication to biodiversity and creating habitats for pollinators can be seen in every aspect of his farm, and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture ...

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CFA reacts to announcement of small business tax changes

Media statement on announcement of small business tax changes  OTTAWA, October 16, 2017 — Following is a statement from Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) President Ron Bonnett in reaction to today’s announcement by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Finance Minister Bill Morneau, and Small Business and Tourism Minister Bardish ...

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AgGrowth Coalition poised for next steps in BRM review

TORONTO, ON (September 11, 2017) – In response to the Federal Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Agricultural Ministers’ commitment to a comprehensive review of Business Risk Management (BRM) programs over the coming year, several agricultural organizations have formalized their structure and plans as the AgGrowth Coalition. The Coalition has ...

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Proposed tax changes would lead to new risks for farmers

OTTAWA, August 31, 2017 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is calling on farmers to voice concerns about proposed tax changes that could lead to severe negative impacts for farm business planning. Finance Canada tabled the proposals in mid-July and is accepting comments via a consultation that ends on Oct. 2nd. CFA asks that ...

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