CFA develops policy positions on issues of importance to the economic and social wellbeing of farmers and their families. Each year, we publish the CFA Policy Manual containing our current policy statements and resolutions passed during the previous three years at our annual meetings and semi-annual meetings. Also included are earlier resolutions which have been reaffirmed by the Federation.
Our standing policy statements are developed based on resolutions, briefs to the federal government and other types of formal submissions. On occasion, CFA policy involves matters under federal government review or change. In these cases, our policy includes recommendations which are relevant to the government’s policy review.
In forming policy, the CFA is consistent with its corporate objectives, which are:
- To coordinate the efforts of agricultural producer organizations throughout Canada for the purpose of promoting their common interest through collective action.
- To promote and advance the social and economic conditions of those engaged in agricultural pursuits and to render such services to them as conditions may justify.
- To assist in formulating and promoting national agricultural policies to meet changing national and international economic conditions; and to collaborate and cooperate with organized groups of producers outside Canada for the furtherance of this objective.
Get updates on key issues:
Find out how CFA is working for farmer’s interests on a variety of issues by viewing our issue summaries on the topics listed below. Refer to our policy manual for our complete policy statements.