10 agricultural priorities that need attention: a call to ministers

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).

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.
Welcome to your agri-business page

Welcome to your agri-business page

Welcome to page, your home for agri-related issues affecting your business.
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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.


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


Immigrants Are the Solution to Canada's Labour Shortage

With Canada's economy still stuck in what is best described as neutral, you would think Canadian workers would be clamoring to scoop up what are reported to be scarce jobs across the country.

How Ottawa can shed a few pounds and avoid becoming badly out of shape from mounting deficits

Sometimes bad choices seem almost impossible to avoid. But they always catch up with you. This lesson is just as applicable to budget-making. What starts out as a commitment to three deficits no greater than $10 billion can quickly become $18 billion.

Farmers continue to bear the brunt of red tape; Alberta’s Bill 6 makes matters worse

Alberta farmers worry that this “one-size-fits-all” legislation will hurt the province’s already fragile economy and there has been little opportunity for input. Farmers care about their employees - most of them are family and friends.

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.

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