CFIB recently provided our agri-business members’ views to federal and provincial governments as they develop the next agricultural policy framework (NPF), which will come into effect on April 1, 2018. Our report, Growing Ag Competitiveness and Innovation, outlines new key findings based on a survey sent to our 7,200 farm members, highlighting their priorities for government action for the NPF.
To date, over 40 ranchers in Alberta and Saskatchewan have been impacted by a regional bovine tuberculosis (TB) quarantine, which has been financially devastating. CFIB wrote to the federal government, Canadian Bankers Association and Farm Credit Canada to find ways to help address the financial challenges facing producers who have either been impacted by having their herd destroyed or mandated to maintain a costly quarantine.
We know many Prairie farmers were impacted by the delayed harvest, due to the poor/wet weather conditions. That’s why CFIB asked the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) to find ways to help producers during these challenging times.
CFIB sent Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) agriculture ministers a letter outlining CFIB agri-business members’ top priorities and list of most burdensome agencies in advance of their annual meeting in Calgary (July 20-22, 2016).