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Red tape top concern for Canadian farmers

Although red tape affects all small businesses, it continues to hit farmers the hardest.

Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption boosted to $1 million for farmers and fishers

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.
 

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.
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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.
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 continue to bear the brunt of red tape

Toronto/Montréal, January 21, 2016 – Government rules and paperwork continue to hit farmers even harder than other small business owners, according to survey data released today by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), on day four of Red Tape Awareness WeekTM.

Federal Election 2015 – A call for strong small business policies

The October 2015 Federal Election presents Canadians with a choice that will shape the country’s future. Federal policies affect owners of small- and medium enterprises (SMEs) and their employees, often in ways voters don’t think about before they cast their vote.

Pushing for a small business-friendly federal budget

Small business owners across Canada know running a business means making tough choices. Each and every decision you make impacts your ability to not just survive, but thrive. With the upcoming federal budget, now is the time for the government to make policy decisions that will give Canada’s small businesses a boost.

Canadian farmers burnt out by government red tape; 86% feel added stress – highest among business owners nation-wide

Regina, January 21, 2015 – Farmers are burnt out by excessive government regulations, confusing forms and bad customer service. These and other findings were released today by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), which also found that one-third of agri-business owners would not advise their children to start a business given the burden of government red tape.

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.

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