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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.

Media contact: communications@canadian-farmers.ca

News Releases


U.S., Canadian Farm Groups Support Strong Trading Partnership

June 11, 2018 U.S., Canadian Farm Groups Support Strong Trading Partnership WASHINGTON – The leaders of the U.S. National Farmers Union (NFU) and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) in a joint statement today urged Canadian and U.S. officials to preserve the strong, longstanding ...

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Approval of Bill C-49 is welcome news for western farmers

OTTAWA, May 23, 2018 – Canadian Federation of Agriculture President Ron Bonnett issued the following statement following yesterday’s announcement that the Transportation Modernization Act has received final approval in both the House of Commons and the Senate. “The Canadian ...

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CFA pleased that Bill C-49 has reached next milestone

OTTAWA, April 30 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) welcomes news that Transport Minister Marc Garneau has supported several key Senate amendments to Bill C-49 and that the House of Commons will soon be ready to vote on the revised legislation. With spring seeding already ...

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CFA Updates


Recommendations from CFA roundtable on international workers

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture convened a day-long discussion in May 2018 focused on fostering trust and compliance in Canada’s international farm worker programs. The event was co-chaired by CFA President, Ron Bonnett, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, ...

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Key elected officials attend CFA roundtable on international farm workers

At a CFA-hosted roundtable discussion May 3rd, more than 70 senior-level industry and governmental stakeholders gathered to discuss international labour issues. The event was co-chaired by CFA President Ron Bonnett and Rodger Cuzner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, ...

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CFA presents to three parliamentary committees

Hearing on Bill C-68, the Fisheries Act On May 2nd, CFA President Ron Bonnett appeared before the House Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans to present CFA’s position on Bill C-68, an Act to amend the Fisheries Act. Key points raised included farmers support for the streamlining of ...

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