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Get the latest in news on CFA activities and check out updates on Canadian agricultural policy and events. This section features CFA news releases and media statements, as well updates from staff in our national office.

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News Releases

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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CFA Updates

BRM Review: Industry engagement session hears from CFA

AAFC held an industry engagement session on April 11 to discuss the ongoing review of Business Risk Management (BRM) programs. CFA Director of Risk Management and Farm Policy, Scott Ross, attended sessions on: Current and emerging risks Risk management and growing the sector International ...

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Ministerial roundtable on TFWP service delivery

As part of our work to address labour shortages, CFA will host a roundtable discussion, titled Fostering Trust & Compliance in International Farm Worker Programs.  The session will take place on May 3 in Ottawa and will be co-chaired by Ron Bonnett, CFA President, and Rodger Cuzner, ...

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Public Trust Steering Committee (PTSC) annual meeting

On Monday February 5th the PTSC met in Ottawa for its annual in-person meeting. The PTSC received remarks from Parliamentary Secretary Jean-Claude Poissant on the federal governments approach to building public trust and had an opportunity to pose questions. The PTSC also received an update ...

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