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Farm groups ask MPs to pass Bill C-49 as amended

News release Farm groups ask MPs to pass Bill C-49 as amended April 26, 2018, OTTAWA – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture and its members representing prairie farmers today sent an open letter to Members of Parliament asking them to pass Bill C-49 (Transportation Modernization Act) as amended by the Senate last month. CFA is […]

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CFA AGM Recap: Farmers set priorities to build resilient industry

OTTAWA, March 8, 2017 — International trade, transportation, climate change, mental health and government programs emerged as priorities during the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) 2018 Annual General Meeting, held in Ottawa last week. CFA members heard keynote speeches and participated in discussions centred on the theme ...

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Media Statement: CFA urges more support for grain farmers due to rail car delays

OTTAWA, March 7, 2018 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is urging the federal government to make low-cost program changes that would provide emergency income support to cash-stricken grain farmers in western Canada. Farmers get paid once their grain is delivered and the current shortage of rail cars has left many growers in ...

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Media Statement on Rail Transportation

Media Statement on Rail Transportation OTTAWA, March 1 – Farmers from across Canada are in Ottawa to convey a unified message that urgent action is required to prevent another grain crisis in Western Canada. Farmers are already feeling the pain of plummeting rail service and need the Senate and House to pass Bill C-49 as […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY – Farmers facing urgent cash-flow crunch due to rail backlog

Grain producers to hold media conference  March 1, 2018 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is hosting a media conference tomorrow on Parliament Hill to convey the urgency of cash-flow concerns facing grain farmers, whose product shipments are stalled due to poor rail service. Several farmers from the western provinces will speak ...

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Farm leaders underwhelmed by 2018 Federal Budget

OTTAWA, February 27, 2018 — Following is a statement from Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) President Ron Bonnett in reaction to the 2018 Federal Budget announced today by Finance Minister Bill Morneau. “The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is pleased that Budget 2018 includes moderate investments that will support ...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Canadian Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting set for Feb. 28 – Mar. 1

Canadian Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting set for Feb. 28 – Mar. 1 Agenda highlights: keynotes by elected officials,  sessions on trade, sustainability, health and new government programs February 23, 2018 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s (CFA) 2018 Annual Meeting takes place next week week in Ottawa. Under ...

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Food Freedom Day is Friday, February 9th

OTTAWA, February 7, 2018 — The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) has calculated that by Friday, February 9, 2018, 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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Media statement on CPTPP agreement

OTTAWA, January 23, 2018 — Following is a statement from Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) President Ron Bonnett in reaction to today’s announcement by International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne on the conclusion of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiation. ...

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AgGrowth Coalition welcomes External Advisory Panel role

TORONTO (January 8, 2018) – Canada’s AgGrowth Coalition welcomes the announcement of the formation of an External Advisory Panel to advise the ongoing FPT BRM review. As part of the Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Agricultural Ministers’ commitment to a comprehensive review of Business Risk Management (BRM), an external advisory ...

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