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.
Growing Forward 2 (GF2) - the new 5-year agricultural policy framework came into effect on April 1, 2013. While producers welcome the focus on research, innovation & market development; many have outstanding questions about BRM changes. Find our more here.
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.
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.