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CFA Reinforces Importance of Farm Voice during Budget Week

April 8th, OTTAWA – Farm leaders across the country met with government representatives from multiple Federal parties during the CFA Lobby Week from April 4-8. The CFA Board had approximately 40 meetings during the week with MPs, Senators and key government officials where they outlined the priority issues facing Canadian farmers. CFA relayed ...

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CFA Pleased to see US Resuming PEI Table Stock Potato Imports

March 25th, 2022 – OTTAWA – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) was pleased to see the recent announcement from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), noting that exports will resume for PEI table stock potatoes to the US under specified conditions. The Canadian Food ...

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Canadian Federation of Agriculture Calls for Urgent Resolution to CP Rail Strike Negotiations to Avoid Consequences to Food Supply Chain

March 17, 2020, OTTAWA – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is concerned about the potential effects that the impending strike by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference against Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) would have on Canadian farmers and the food supply chain. The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is Canada’s largest ...

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CFA 2022 Annual General Meeting Recap

OTTAWA, MARCH 4th, 2022 — This week’s annual meeting of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) brought together farm and food leaders from across Canada under the theme “Finding sustainable solutions in uncertain times”. “The value of this meeting is bringing the farm community together to develop policy solutions and build partnerships ...

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Food Freedom Day is February 8th, 2022

Ottawa, February 8th, 2022 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) has calculated that by Tuesday, February 8th, 2022, a Canadian household of average income will have earned enough to pay for 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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National farm organization partners with Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine

Canadian Federation of Agriculture & Bioenterprise Canada sign innovation MOU January 25th, 2022, Ottawa – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is the latest partner to join Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine in recognition of the key role innovation has in the agriculture sector. Canada’s largest farm organization has ...

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‘What we Heard’ report shines light on national priorities for the Canadian Agri-food Sustainability Initiative

January 5th, 2022, Ottawa – The marketplace and consumers are increasingly seeking assurance of sustainable production practices at the farm level. As a result, several agricultural codes/standards/criteria have emerged to enable farmers to improve transparency of on-farm sustainability practices. Canadian farmers are global leaders in ...

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CFA Pleased to Announce $3 million of Funding for Hay West from Canadian Government, but More Funding is Needed for Coming Months

December 15th, 2021, Ottawa – Today, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) held a press conference to announce $3 million of funding for the Hay West 2021 initiative. This brings the government’s total contribution to the program to $4 million. The Hay West initiative helps farmers in ...

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Guelph Statement identifies important priorities for the agriculture sector

November 10th, 2021, Ottawa – Agricultural industry leaders highlighted several options to increase both the environmental and financial sustainability of Canadian agriculture in their meeting with Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) agriculture ministers on November 8th. The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) was joined by ...

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CN Rail commits up to $250,000 to CFA’s Hay West 2021

Ottawa, November 9, 2021 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is happy to announce that CN Rail has committed up to $250,000 to CFA’s Hay West campaign to help cover the shipping costs of sending hay to drought-stricken farmers in the Prairie provinces. CN’s donation comes in twofold, an immediate $125,000 donation, and in an effort ...

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