Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) encourages Ministers participating in the Vina del Mar, Chile meeting next week to continue efforts that will lead to implementation of the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. The CCA is concerned that the growing anti-trade rhetoric is extremely dangerous to the long-term viability of market-based trade and global economic growth. A fundamental goal of the CCA is to support policies that call for the removal of unnecessary barriers to trade.
Calgary, AB – The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Program (CYL) is elated to announce that McDonald’s Canada has become a Foundation Partner and is also supporting the program through a new video released today in honour of International Women’s Day. McDonald’s joins founding partners, Cargill, UFA and MNP in ensuring that the CYL program continues to develop contributing young members of the beef industry into experts and champions of cattle farming and ranching for the entire country.
Today the Government of Canada published amendments in Canada Gazette II permitting irradiation of raw fresh and fro-zen ground beef. Purchasing irradiated ground beef is now a choice for Canadian consumers, the same choice that has been available in the U. S. for more than a decade. The availability of irradiated ground beef will take time to establish and will depend on consumer demand for this type of product.
Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomes news that the European Union has ratified the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), one day after the House of Commons passed the CETA legislation. With potential for CETA to now come into effect by summer, the CCA is committed to continue working with the Government of Canada to enable meaningful Canadian beef access to the EU. A long-time champion of the CETA, the Canadian beef cattle sector is pleased with the prospective elimination of EU import tariffs on nearly 65,000 tonnes of Canadian beef.
Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) congratulates former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue on being nominated by President-elect of the United States Donald Trump to serve as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture. The CCA will continue to work closely with Canadian government officials and the Embassy in Washington to ensure the interests of Canadian beef producers are well represented as the Trump Administration and Secretary Perdue move forward. The CCA believes that the economic benefits of Canada-U. S. agriculture trade are clear. Canada is the largest export customer for almost all large U. S.
Calgary, AB – The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Program is pleased to announce the mentors that have been selected for the 2016-2017 program. The CYL program looks forward to enriching the experiences of young cattlemen in Canada for the 6th year in a row. The 2016-2027 CYL Mentors and Mentees are:
Global Beef Producers Allied on Trade Liberalisation and Sustainable Production
The 2016 annual conference of the International Beef Alliance (IBA) hosted by Beef + Lamb New Zealand in Taupo, 16 – 21 October, offered the opportunity for leaders of the major beef producers groups of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, and the United States to exchange views on a wide variety of topics including trade liberalisation, sustainable beef production, and young leader development.
Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland for successfully navigating an uncharted and complicated path through European Union (EU) politics and signing the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in Brussels today. The Canadian beef cattle sector has been a long-time champion of the CETA and is pleased with the prospective elimination of EU import tariffs on nearly 65,000 tonnes of Canadian beef.