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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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MEDIA ADVISORY – Farmers facing urgent cash-flow crunch due to rail backlog

Grain producers to hold media conference  March 1, 2018 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is hosting a media conference tomorrow on Parliament Hill to convey the urgency of cash-flow concerns facing grain farmers, whose product shipments are stalled due to poor rail service. Several farmers from the western provinces will speak ...

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Farm leaders underwhelmed by 2018 Federal Budget

OTTAWA, February 27, 2018 — Following is a statement from Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) President Ron Bonnett in reaction to the 2018 Federal Budget announced today by Finance Minister Bill Morneau. “The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is pleased that Budget 2018 includes moderate investments that will support ...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Canadian Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting set for Feb. 28 – Mar. 1

Canadian Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting set for Feb. 28 – Mar. 1 Agenda highlights: keynotes by elected officials,  sessions on trade, sustainability, health and new government programs February 23, 2018 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s (CFA) 2018 Annual Meeting takes place next week week in Ottawa. Under ...

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