News Releases

Calling on Canadian Government to prioritize efforts to address canola oil trade disruption through all channels and continue to support Canadian canola farmers

OTTAWA, ON – May 1st, 2019 – CFA is pleased to see the Government of Canada respond today to the challenges canola farmers are facing as a result of ongoing trade challenges with China. Having long advocated for a request to see the Advance Payments Program (APP) advance limits increased on a permanent basis, we […]

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CFA commends Health Canada’s decision on neonicotinoids

CFA commends Health Canada’s recent decision to allow the continued use of clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam (neonicotinoids) for use in canola seed treatment and greenhouse vegetables. Both of these uses do not pose unacceptable risk to pollinators. It is extremely important for farmers to have timely access to new products ...

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Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) Launches Federal Election Campaign in Ottawa: PRODUCING PROSPERITY IN CANADA

Calling on all political parties to support Canada’s Agri-Food industry to grow and prosper, for the benefit of all Canadians  OTTAWA, ON – April 9, 2019 – The CFA, the unified voice advocating for Canadian farmers at the national level, launched the Producing Prosperity in Canada campaign this morning on Parliament Hill. The campaign is […]

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Canadian Federation of Agriculture is Pleased to Note Several Agriculture Initiatives in 2019 Budget

Ottawa, March 20th – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) pleased with several key announcements in the Federal Budget that recognized many of the CFA’s pre-budget submission recommendations. “We will also be working closely with the federal government on areas noted in the budget that have been earmarked for consultative ...

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CFA 2019 AGM Recap

OTTAWA, March 5, 2019 — Carbon pricing, rural investment, mental health and the federal election emerged as priorities during the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) 2019 Annual General Meeting, held in Ottawa last week. CFA members heard keynote speeches and participated in discussions centred on the theme “Producing ...

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CFA elects new executive team

OTTAWA, February 28 – CFA held elections during its 2019 AGM for the positions of President, 1st Vice-President and 2nd Vice-President. The new Executive Team will be focused on the key CFA priorities of the Producing Prosperity campaign, ensuring the pillars of economics, food security and the environment are at the forefront of ...

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Statement on cabinet shuffle and new Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

OTTAWA, March 1st – Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) President Mary Robinson made the following statements in reaction to today’s cabinet shuffle and the appointment of a new Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. “The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is sad to see Minister MacAulay leaving the position of Minister ...

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Food Freedom Day is February 9th

OTTAWA, February 8, 2019 — The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) has calculated that by Friday, February 9, 2019, a Canadian household of average income will have earned enough to pay their entire year’s grocery bill. Each year, CFA examines the proportion of income that Canadians spend on food as a way to explore ...

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New Immigration Opportunity for Canadian Farmers

Ottawa, January 24 – Today it was announced by Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, that the Government of Canada is launching a new pilot program aimed at attracting and retaining skilled immigrants in Canada’s rural and northern communities. The Canadian Federation of ...

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Statement on the new Canada’s Food Guide

Ottawa, January 22nd – Canadian Federation of Agriculture President Ron Bonnett made the following statement in reaction to the new Canada’s Food Guide. “The Canadian Federation of Agriculture which represents over 200,000 Canadian farming families recognizes Health Canada’s newly published Food Guide. It is unfortunate that ...

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