The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is Pleased to See Agriculture Identified as a Key Economic Pillar in the 2021 Federal Budget

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Canadian Federation of Agriculture | Laurie Karson – Director of Communications and Stakeholder Relations Ottawa, April 20th, 2021 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is pleased with several key announcements in the Federal Budget that recognized a number of the CFA’s pre-budget submission recommendations. “Both before and during the pandemic, CFA has been touting the potential of … Read More

Liberals to vote on a resolution for the agri-food sector

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By Diego FlamminiStaff The federal Liberals will vote on an ag resolution during the party’s national convention this week. Kody Blois, the MP for Kings-Hants in Nova Scotia and chair of the National Rural Liberal Caucus, has put forward a resolution to encourage the federal government to develop a suite of policies to ensure Canada will be positioned as an agricultural superpower … Read More

Ministers agree to part of BRM proposal

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Canadian provincial and territorial ag ministers agreed to remove reference margin limits from AgriStability, however, did not reach a consensus on increased compensation rates. By Jackie ClarkStaff Yesterday the federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) ministers of agriculture from across Canada met virtually and agreed to remove the AgriStability reference margin limit, according to a March 25 release from Agriculture and … Read More

Feds invest in CASA for Ag Safety Week

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By Jackie ClarkStaff Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) announced a nearly $1.4 million investment in the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) on March 15, kicking off Canadian Agricultural Safety Week. “There are significant and serious risks to farm work that we often don’t think about,” Marie-Claude Bibeau, minister of AAFC, said in the March 15 press conference. “Farms aren’t only … Read More

OFA engages on federal priorities with provincial counterparts

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Posted to Each year, farm leaders, industry stakeholders and government officials gather together to discuss key issues and priorities impacting Canadian agriculture at the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) Annual General Meeting. This year’s event, although virtual, offered the chance to highlight Canada’s agri-food sector, its contributions to the national economy and opportunities for economic growth.  As a Director … Read More

In the Know – A New Mental Health Program for Farmers

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Canadian Mental Health Association: In the Know ( In the Know is a mental health literacy program developed at the Ontario Veterinary College (University of Guelph) created specifically to educate the agricultural community. With support from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, several CMHA branches in rural and agricultural communities offer this training. The four-hour mental health literacy workshop is designed to … Read More

The 2021 Census of Agriculture – Coming Soon!

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Government of Canada – The Census of Agriculture is an important tool for gathering valuable information for farm communities and decision-makers. It gives an up-to-date picture of the Canadian agriculture sector by identifying trends, opportunities and challenges that have an impact on the industry. This spring, all Canadian farm operators will be asked to complete the Census of Agriculture … Read More

Fifth Annual ‘Canada’s Agriculture Day’ a Success!

Canadian Farm NewsUncategorized February 23 marked Canada’s fifth Agriculture Day. The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, joined farmers, ranchers, food processors, sector leaders and youth to raise a fork to the food we love and the people who produce it. This year’s celebration focused on strengthening the relationship between consumers and producers who share a common love and … Read More

Ag In The Classroom Releases Report on Canadian Agriculture Education Impact Framework

Canadian Farm NewsUncategorized / Kory Knutt Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C), along with its ten provincial member organizations, has released its Canadian Agriculture Education Impact Framework Report: A National AITC Plan for Action. The report was presented virtually to over 130 stakeholders from across the nation. AITC-C consulted with 400 partners across each province over the past year, both in person … Read More

Latest round of compensation already delivered to more than 50% of Canadian dairy farmers

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From: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada News release February 10, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced that 5,054 Canadian dairy farmers have already received their payments, totalling $267.1 million, under the second year of the Dairy Direct Payments Program. This represents roughly 51 % of the more … Read More