Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Canada facing trade challenges on two different fronts

Canada facing trade challenges on two different fronts

Sep 19, 2023 | 9:45pm
Trade has been front-and-centre lately between Canada and the U.K., as well as with India. Starting with the United Kingdom, Canada is in the middle of bi-lateral trade talks with them, but there is a barrier – the U.K.’s refusal to accept Canada’s food safety standards on beef and pork. Another concern is Canada announcing […]
Vice-President of CFA Paying Attention to various ag issues as Parliament resumes

Vice-President of CFA Paying Attention to various ag issues as Parliament resumes

Sep 18, 2023 | 4:54pm
Like back to school for kids, it’s back to Parliament for politicians from all political stripes. Today (Monday) was the first day of the fall session for MP’s. From an agricultural perspective, what’s old is new again as it’ll be Lawrence MacAulay’s first sitting as Federal Agriculture Minister since he replaced Marie-Claude Bibeau. Vice President of the Canadian Federation […]
Farm leaders 50 percent done harvest, yields average to “a little” above average

Farm leaders 50 percent done harvest, yields average to “a little” above average

Sep 12, 2023 | 3:50pm
Farm group leaders are not only in charge of their respective organizations, but are also producers themselves. The Chairperson of the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission Brett Halstead farms in the Nokomis area, north of Regina. Vice President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture Todd Lewis farms near the hamlet of Gray, south of the Queen […]

Sustainability a key topic at recent ag meetings in New Brunswick

Jul 24, 2023 | 10:26am

What sustainability looks like in the agriculture industry was a key topic discussed at a recent Canadian Federation of Agriculture Summer Board Meeting in Fredericton, New Brunswick. In conjunction with the Board Meeting, members of the CFA also met with the federal, provincial, and territorial agriculture ministers in a roundtable meeting, which covered the landscape […]

More agriculture organizations calling for B.C. port workers strike to end

Jul 6, 2023 | 3:51pm

The strike of over 7-thousand B.C. port workers is in its 6th day, and the list of organizations wanting it to end is growing. Todd Lewis – the 2nd Vice-President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture – says patience in the farming community is running thin. “I think farmers expect to be able to move […]

Climate change a major focus of agriculture ministers meeting held this week

Nov 12, 2021 | 4:39am

The President of APAS presented to a meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial ministers earlier this week in Guelph, Ontario. Also representing the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, Todd Lewis says climate change was a major focus of the meeting. “Climate change is high on the agenda now and really in the general public right across […]