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Report debunks Canadians’ misconceptions about agriculture

Farming in Canada isn’t what many Canadians think it is. CFIB’s report, Realities of Agriculture in Canada – A sector of innovation and growth, debunks Canadians’ misconceptions about agriculture.

New CFIB Ag survey confirms negative impact of rail backlog

New CFIB Ag survey results shows the rail backlog is hurting western agri-businesses. The federal government has introduced legislation to get railways moving more grain, which is a first step but more needs to be done to get grain moving now and ensure a reliable transportation system in the future.
 

CFIA rules cost Canadian farmers $657 million a year

On day three of CFIB’s 5th annual Red Tape Awareness WeekTM we released the 2nd CFIA Report Card. For the first time, the cost of complying with CFIA regulations was been calculated, totaling $657 million each year for Canadian farmers.

Agri-business victory! LCGE will Increase to $800,000 in 2014; Indexation in 2015

After 6 years of aggressive lobbying, we’re pleased the 2013 Federal budget will increase the Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption (LCGE) from $750,000 to $800,000 in 2014 and will start indexation to inflation in 2015. Find out more here.

Minister Ritz values CFIB member input

Recently Marilyn Braun-Pollon, Vice-President, Agri-business for CFIB, met with Hon. Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to discuss your key priorities for the agriculture sector. CFIB also took the opportunity to interview the Minister about why your views matter. Here are some highlights from the interview.
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Welcome to your agri-business page
 

Welcome to your agri-business page

Welcome to cfib.ca/agri page, your home for agri-related issues affecting your business.
The Todd Viennotte Show 07/12/12
 

Farmers say Growing Forward 2 must foster Ag Competitiveness

CFIB is committed to providing your views to federal and provincial governments as they develop the next agricultural framework with Growing Forward 2. Our report, Fostering Ag Competitiveness, outlines our 7,200 farm members’ priorities for government action.
Minister Ritz values CFIB member input
 

Minister Ritz values CFIB member input

Recently Marilyn Braun-Pollon, Vice-President, Agri-business for CFIB, met with Hon. Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to discuss your key priorities for the agriculture sector. CFIB also took the opportunity to interview the Minister about why your views matter. Check out the interview here.
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan: Greg's Story
 

Canadian farms being flooded by red tape

Farmers in Canada are among the hardest hit by government regulations and paperwork. In fact, 23 per cent of farmers say that if they had known about the burden of regulations, they may not have gone into business.
 

Agri-business

We represent 7,200 agri-businesses across Canada, of which the majority are primary producers. Our agri-members join CFIB because we speak out on your behalf on key business issues. CFIB makes a bottom-line difference to your agri-business. If you have any questions or commments please email us at agri@cfib.ca

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Farmers hit harder by increasing red tape: productivity and stress among concerns

Ottawa/Regina, January 24, 2013 – CFIB is putting a spotlight on the negative impact red tape has on Canada’s farmers. Most businesses cite red tape as their second highest concern behind total tax burden, but recent CFIB data puts red tape at the top of the list of farmers’ concerns (79%). Farmers are also the most likely to say the burden of red tape has grown: 72% report the burden has increased over the past 3 years, compared to 55% among all other sectors.

Sowing the seeds to better service

Winnipeg/Ottawa, February 27, 2012 – CFIB welcomed the commitment by Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to improve accountability and service delivery.

Harper Government plows down red tape on the farm

Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz issued a statement following the release of the report from the Red Tape Reduction Commission earlier this week and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business' Red Tape Awareness Week™ news release on farmers in Canada.

CFIB contributes to Canadian Meat Business magazine

Over the past few years CFIB has been regularly contributing to the Canadian Meat Business magazine. Check out our recent columns on a variety of issues important to Agri-business owners.

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