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CFA welcomes back Marie-Claude Bibeau as Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Ottawa, October 26th – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture congratulates Minister Bibeau on her re-appointment as Minister of Agriculture & Agri-Food. CFA, which represents 200,000 farm families across Canada, looks forward to working once again with Minister Bibeau on helping Canadian agriculture meet its vast potential, which ...

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National Workforce Strategy for Agriculture and Food & Beverage Manufacturing Will Help Address Chronic Labour Issues in Agriculture

October 13, 2021, Ottawa – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is partnering with Food and Beverage Canada, the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) and the Future Skills Centre (FSC) to develop a National Workforce Strategy for Agriculture and Food and Beverage Manufacturing. This project will establish an actionable ...

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CFA happy to announce donations from Farm Credit Canada and Ontario Federation of Agriculture to Hay West 2021

October 12, 2021, Ottawa – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is happy to announce Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) have both made substantial contributions to the Hay West 2021 initiative to help cover the shipping costs to send hay to drought-stricken farmers in the Prairie provinces. The Hay ...

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CFA Welcomes New Liberal Minority Government

OTTAWA, SEPTEMBER 21, 2021 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and welcomes the Liberal party back into office. “The Canadian Agriculture sector can be a powerful economic engine for Canada’s recovery and an impactful ally in the fight against climate change. Food production must be a key ...

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Hay West Currently Operational – Website Seeking Applicants and Suppliers Now Live

September 17, Ottawa – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is happy to announce that the Hay West 2021 initiative is now operational and seeking applicants to both receive and supply hay. The drought in the Prairie regions has led to a deficit of hay that has left many farmers unable to feed their animals. Without […]

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National Agriculture Leaders’ Debate shows parties’ priorities for the sector

Tuesday, September 10th, OTTAWA – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) hosted the Agriculture Leaders’ Debate on September 9th. The debate brought together national parties to question them on the pressing issues affecting Canadian agriculture today. Participants for the debate included: NDP – MP Alistair MacGregor, Critic for ...

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Canada’s Agricultural & Food Industry Poised to Drive Pandemic Recovery – CFA lays out Canadian farmers’ priorities for the upcoming federal election

August 16, 2021, Ottawa – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is calling on the federal parties to prioritize agriculture in their election platforms as a means of spurring Canada’s economic recovery, while creating a foundation for economic and environmental benefits for years to come. Farmers and citizens across Canada need a ...

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CFA at Beginning Stages of Facilitating Hay West 2021

August 12, 2021 – Ottawa ON – With farmers in the Prairie provinces facing a dire hay shortage due to devastating and prolonged drought conditions, CFA has begun work to facilitate a “Hay West” initiative to send surplus hay from farmers on the East Coast to those struggling in the West. Canada’s farmers have supported […]

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CFA Applauds Federal and Alberta Governments Commitments to Drought Relief

August 9, Ottawa – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is pleased to see the announcement from the federal government initially earmarking $100 million for drought relief through AgriRecovery and the Alberta government’s  announcement of  $136 million for drought-stricken Alberta livestock ranchers, including a request for an ...

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CFA Statement on Support for Farmers Facing Extreme Weather; Calls for Increased AgriStability Compensation Rate

July 23rd, Ottawa – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is encouraged to see yesterday’s announcement of support for farmers facing extreme weather as droughts continue to affect farmers across Canada and especially in the Prairie provinces. These are important steps in what needs to be a comprehensive response to such a dire ...

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