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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

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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CFA Updates

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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Workshops to inform Canada’s seed system

The seed industry has jointly come together under the Seed Synergy banner to develop a vision as to what the next generation seed sector should look like in Canada. The Canadian Seed Growers’ Association, Canadian Seed Trade Association, Canadian Seed Institute, Commercial Seed Analysts ...

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Federal Carbon-Pricing Backstop System open for comment

The federal government has released further details on how it intends to implement the carbon pricing backstop and output-based emissions pricing system for comment.  This system will be imposed on a province if it does not meet the minimum federal carbon price by January 1, 2019.  Provinces ...

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