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The Canadian Agri-food Sustainability Initiative Celebrates the Progress Achieved through its First Iteration

June 8th, 2023, Ottawa – The Canadian Agri-Food Sustainability Initiative (CASI) is celebrating the achievement of an important milestone in its work: the release of the final report for the first iteration of the project. The report highlights the key findings to date, as well as next steps to move the initiative from the testing […]

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What we Heard Report – Agricultural Labour Strategy

May 19th, Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture and its partners The Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council (CAHRC) and Food and Beverage Canada (FBC) are pleased to see Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) What We Heard Report, which details feedback received by the Department during consultations on the ...

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Canadian Federation of Agriculture Reaction to 2023 Federal Budget

March 29th, Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) welcomes a number of announcements in the 2023 Federal Budget, with investments made in transportation logistics, animal health emergency preparedness, and an increase in interest-free limit under the Advance Payments Program to help producers’ rising costs. “The ...

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CFA 2023 Annual General Meeting Recap

OTTAWA, MARCH 8th, 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 Building a Resilient Future for Canadian Agriculture. “Throughout the past few years, agriculture has experienced many disruptions that have affected the entire food ...

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CFA Pleased to see New Investments to Tackle Chronic Labour Issues in Canada’s Food Supply Chain

February 17th, 2023, OTTAWA – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) was pleased to see the announcement earlier this week by the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau of investment in two critical projects that will help address the chronic labour issues in Canada’s agriculture and food and beverage manufacturing ...

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Food Freedom Day is February 9, 2023

February 9, 2023 – OTTAWA – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) has calculated that by Thursday, February 9th, 2023, 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 […]

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CFA Supports Bill C-282

February 8, 2023, OTTAWA – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is in support of Bill C-282, An Act to amend the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act (supply management). This Bill, presented by MP Luc Thériault of the Bloc Québécois, would legislate the protection of supply managed sectors in Canada by ...

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Launch of the Engaging and Advancing Women in Agriculture Project

January 17th, 2023 – Ottawa ON – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is pleased to announce the launch of the Engaging and Advancing Women in Agriculture (EAWA) project. The project is funded in part by the Government of Canada under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership’s AgriDiversity Program. Further project support is provided by the ...

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CFA FPT Roundtable and Reaction to FPT Statement on the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (SPAC)

July 25, 2022 – OTTAWA – On July 19-20, CFA held its Summer Board Meeting in Saskatoon, SK. This meeting brought together farm leaders from across the country to discuss the priority issues in Canadian agriculture, and to prepare for the following Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Agriculture Ministers Roundtable. CFA is pleased ...

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Joint Statement on the Upcoming Next Policy Framework (NPF) for Agriculture

OTTAWA, July 14th, 2022 – On July 20th Federal/Provincial/Territorial (FPT) Agriculture Ministers will be meeting to make important decisions regarding the direction of the Next Policy Framework (NPF), the primary funding envelope for Canadian agricultural policies and programs for the next five years. The NPF comes at a critical ...

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