News Releases

CFA Statement on Farm Worker Deaths from COVID-19

The following is a statement from CFA President Mary Robinson on the recent deaths of three Mexican farm workers from COVID-19. Ottawa, June 24th – We at CFA are extremely sad to learn of the deaths of Bonifacio Eugenio Romero, Rogelio Muñoz Santos, Lopez Chaparro caused by COVID-19. This situation is heart breaking. No one coming to ...

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Rising Prices and Food Shortages Inevitable Without Increased Government Backing For Canada’s Farmers

Leading Industry Association States Today’s Government Commitment of $252M Falls Woefully Short in Addressing Needs of Agri-Food’s Mounting Losses May 5th, 2020 – While the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) welcomed today’s announcement from the federal government for $252 emergency funding, the amount is not enough on its own to ...

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The Canadian Federation of Agriculture seeks $2.6 billion for Agriculture and Agri-Food Emergency Fund to Maintain Food Security in Canada

Ottawa, April 30th, 2020 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture has asked the Federal Government to provide an Agriculture and Agri-Food Emergency Fund of $2.6 billion to help maintain food security in Canada in response to COVID-19. This amount is based on estimates of the immediate impacts of COVID-19 provided by agricultural commodity ...

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Canadian Federation of Agriculture Warns Domestic Food Supply Needs to be the Biggest Government Priority, Following Healthcare, in Fight Against COVID-19

Extraordinary times require extraordinary actions from the federal government to ensure Canada’s food system remains secure This afternoon Mary Robinson, President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), hosted a virtual press conference to address the extraordinary challenges being faced by Canadian farmers due to the COVID-19 ...

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CFA Extremely Pleased with Government’s Response to Looming Agri-food Worker Shortage

Ottawa, March 20th – The CFA was extremely pleased to hear this evening that the Canadian government has clarified that the existing travel restrictions will still allow essential agri-food temporary foreign workers from entering Canada in time for the impending planting season through to harvest. “Farmers are pleased to see the ...

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The Canadian Federation of Agriculture will be postponing the March 31st, 2020 Lobby Day and the 2020 Budget Reception

Ottawa, March 11 – In light of COVID-19, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture has chosen to reschedule our reception scheduled for March 31st. The CFA has decided to take pro-active measures in regard to non-essential travel, with the focus on helping slow down the transmission of the virus and ultimately reduce the load on the […]

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CFA Press Conference on Rail Blockades

CFA held a press conference with representative from APAS, UPA, Canadian Pork Council, Chicken Farmers of Canada and Fertilizer Canada to outline the impacts that the rail blockades are having on Canadian agriculture. Watch the press conference here.

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Statement of Concern by the Canadian Federation of Agriculture on Impact of Rail Blockades

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is extremely concerned on the impacts of the ongoing rail blockades on Canadian farmers, their animals and Canadians who rely on the railway system for access to food and groceries. These new interruptions come at the tail-end of what has been an incredibly difficult twelve months for Canadian ...

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CFA Frustrated with Results of FPT Meeting on Business Risk Management

Ottawa, December 18th – Following Tuesday’s Special Federal Provincial Territorial (FPT) meeting of Agriculture Ministers in Ottawa, CFA is disappointed with the lack of clear progress towards meaningful reforms of the BRM suite and frustrated with the lack of urgency in responding to the immediate challenges confronting Canadian ...

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CFA Statement on Agriculture and Agri-Food Mandate Letter

Ottawa, December 17th – The following is a statement from CFA President Mary Robinson on the recently released mandate letter for the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau. “The CFA is pleased to see the contents of the Agriculture and Agri-Food mandate letter. It has been an especially tough year for Canadian ...

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