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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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Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s Perspective on CUSMA Agreement

December 11th, 2019 – Ottawa – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is pleased with  yesterday’s agreement by Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to sign an amended version of the new North American free trade deal in Mexico City. Canadian farmers  have been facing many challenges over the last two years and the lack of a […]

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CFA is extremely pleased as rail service resumes

Ottawa, November 26 – The CFA was extremely pleased to hear this morning that the CN and the teamsters reached a tentative deal and that CN rail service will begin resuming operations quickly. “Farmers in the west rely on rail shipments to get agricultural products to market, and farmers across Canada rely on rail shipments […]

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Canadian Federation of Agriculture to Hold Press Conference Detailing Devastating Impact of Rail Strike

November 25, Ottawa – Leaders from the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), representing Canadian farmers from across Canada, will be hosting a press conference detailing the devastating impacts the CN rail strike is having on Canadian farmers. The current strike is representative of a true crisis for Canadian farmers across the ...

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Rail Strike Comes at a Devastating Time for Canadian Farmers

Ottawa, November 21, 2019 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture urges the Federal Government to take immediate action to resolve the CN Rail Strike situation before it has permanent consequences for farmers and our international trade relationships. While the CFA respects the negotiation process, it will once again be farmers who bear the ...

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