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      News Releases

      CFA Encouraged with Recognition of Agriculture in Infrastructure Bank Funding Announcement

      Ottawa, October 1st – CFA was encouraged to hear that the Federal Government recognizes the growth potential of the agriculture sector in today’s announcement from the Federal Government and the Canada Infrastructure Bank. Specifically, it was announced that $2 billion would be invested into expanding high-speed broadband, and $1.5 ...

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      CFA Reaction to 2020 Throne Speech

      September 24th, Ottawa – CFA was pleased to hear agriculture mentioned in the Throne Speech delivered on September 23rd, and will be seeking further details in the coming days and weeks with the government on many of the initiatives mentioned. Some of the initiatives CFA has been promoting that were mentioned in the Throne Speech […]

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      Joint Statement – Arbitrary Fees Imposed by Large Grocery Retailers Will Cost Canadian Consumers and Impact Canada’s Food Security

      Joint Statement by Farming and Processing Associations Arbitrary Fees Imposed by Large Grocery Retailers Will Cost Canadian Consumers and Impact Canada’s Food Security (Ottawa) August 6th, 2020 – The latest round of fees introduced by large grocery retailers on their suppliers has attracted coverage in the news media over the past week ...

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      CFA Statement on new Measures to Protect Temporary Foreign Workers

      The following is a statement from CFA President Mary Robinson on the recently announced measures to protect Temporary Foreign Workers and address COVID-19 outbreaks on farms?: “CFA greatly appreciates the announced funding to boost protections for temporary foreign workers across Canada. These measures will help ensure the safety of farm ...

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      CFA Statement on Farm Worker Deaths from COVID-19

      The following is a statement from CFA President Mary Robinson on the recent deaths of three Mexican farm workers from COVID-19. Ottawa, June 24th –?We at CFA are extremely sad to learn of the deaths of?Bonifacio Eugenio Romero, Rogelio Mu?oz Santos, Lopez Chaparro caused by COVID-19. This situation is heart breaking. No one coming to ...

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      Rising Prices and Food Shortages Inevitable Without Increased Government Backing For Canada’s Farmers

      Leading Industry Association States Today’s Government Commitment of $252M Falls Woefully Short in Addressing Needs of Agri-Food’s Mounting Losses May 5th, 2020 – While the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) welcomed today’s announcement from the federal government for $252 emergency funding, the amount is not enough on its own to ...

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      The Canadian Federation of Agriculture seeks $2.6 billion for Agriculture and Agri-Food Emergency Fund to Maintain Food Security in Canada

      Ottawa, April 30th, 2020 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture has asked the Federal Government to provide an Agriculture and Agri-Food Emergency Fund of $2.6 billion to help maintain food security in Canada in response to COVID-19. This amount is based on estimates of the immediate impacts of COVID-19 provided by agricultural commodity ...

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      Canadian Federation of Agriculture Warns Domestic Food Supply Needs to be the Biggest Government Priority, Following Healthcare, in Fight Against COVID-19

      Extraordinary times require extraordinary actions from the federal government to ensure Canada’s food system remains secure This afternoon Mary Robinson, President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), hosted a virtual press conference to address the extraordinary challenges being faced by Canadian farmers due to the COVID-19 ...

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      CFA Extremely Pleased with Government’s Response to Looming Agri-food Worker Shortage

      Ottawa, March 20th –?The CFA was extremely pleased to hear this evening that the Canadian government has clarified that the existing travel restrictions will still allow essential agri-food temporary foreign workers from entering Canada in time for the impending planting season through to harvest. “Farmers are pleased to see the ...

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      The Canadian Federation of Agriculture will be postponing the March 31st, 2020 Lobby Day and the 2020 Budget Reception

      Ottawa, March 11 – In light of COVID-19, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture has chosen to reschedule our reception scheduled for March 31st. The CFA has decided to take pro-active measures in regard to non-essential travel, with the focus on helping slow down the transmission of the virus and ultimately reduce the load on the […]

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