Calgary AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomes the $500 million Young Farmer Loan program announced today by Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Gerry Ritz and Farm Credit Canada (FCC). The FCC loan program will help qualified producers under the age of 40 borrow the funds they need to invest in agriculture.
Calgary, AB – Upon an initial review of the Federal Budget 2012, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased to observe that the Government of Canada is taking steps to ensure the long-term health of the Canadian economy. Budget 2012 is focused on reducing the federal deficit and returning to balanced budgets. “The Budget is an important step in the Canadian federal policy development process, but in agriculture, we already know that the existing Growing Forward 2 process is where the key decisions for the future will be made,” said CCA President Martin Unrau.
Calgary AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased that Canada and Japan have agreed to initiate negotiations towards a general Japan-Canada Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). The CCA congratulates Prime Minister Stephen Harper on launching these negotiations with Japan, Canada’s fifth largest trading partner and an important political partner. “Japan is a highly valued trading partner and this agreement will strengthen our economic partnership,” said CCA Past President Travis Toews. “An EPA with Japan would benefit the highly export dependent Canadian beef industry provided the negotiations address long-outstanding issues and barriers.
Calgary AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is disappointed that the U. S. Government has chosen to prolong its discrimination against imported livestock by today requesting that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body (AB) review the November 2011 Dispute Settlement Panel decision. That decision supported Canada’s position that provisions of mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) discriminate against live cattle and hogs imported into the U. S. from Canada to the detriment of Canadian cattle and hog producers. COOL continues to have a significant impact on Canadian cattle prices, said CCA President Martin Unrau.
The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) 2011 Annual Report is now available online. Click here to download a high resolution PDF (7 MB). Those who prefer a hard copy of the report can contact CCA Communications for more information. Contact:
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Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomes today’s announcement by the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that they are moving forward in their rulemaking process to implement a Comprehensive BSE Rule. The proposed rule will modernize the way the U. S. recognizes other countries’ BSE status and bring USDA practice in line with the system adopted by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in 2006. Canada’s cattle and beef trade with the U.
The Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) board of directors acclaimed Martin Unrau as President and Dave Solverson as Vice President today at the CCA’s annual general meeting in Ottawa. Unrau, from Manitoba, takes over from outgoing CCA President Travis Toews. Having completed a two-year term, Toews remains an officer of the CCA, and will serve as past president. Solverson is a CCA director from Alberta. Click here to view the PDF in full
Ottawa ON - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Minister Gerry Ritz today came to the CCA’s annual general meeting in Ottawa to announce that the Beef InfoXchange System (BIXS) will receive an additional $3 million in federal funding. The funds will be used to expand the program to ensure crucial data is incorporated into the BIXS data base. CCA President Travis Toews said the ability to flow more data into the BIXS data base will complete the circle of information, and provide the incentive for producers to participate.