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).
Fishers and farmers were given a boost to their succession planning in the 2015 federal budget, as the Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption (LCGE) was increased to $1 million for these small businesses. CFIB has vowed to push the government to extend this amount to all small businesses as soon as possible.