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Cattlemen’s Young Leaders announces 2017 finalists

The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) program, a national youth initiative of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), is pleased to announce the 16 finalists for the 2017-2018 CYL term. The 2017 Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC) proved to once again be an excellent setting for the selection of the newest crop of CYL participants. On August 15, 24 young beef enthusiasts from across Canada gathered at the BMO Centre on Stampede Park in Calgary, AB to showcase their knowledge and passion for the Canadian beef industry, in the hopes of being named one of 16 2017-2018 CYL Finalists.

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CCA announces 2017 TESA recipient, The David Francis Farm of PEI

Calgary, AB-The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased to announce The David Francis Farm, of Lady Fane, Prince Edward Island (PEI) as the recipient of the 2017 The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA). The seventh-generation farm is operated by father and son team David and Brett Francis and families. Soil conservation remains a primary focus at the potato and 80 cow-calf beef operation, with David and his wife, Vicki Francis, and their five children, having made continual improvements to the land during nearly four decades of farming.

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Cattlemen’s Young Leaders announce semi-finalists for 2017 mentorship program

Calgary, AB – The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) program, a national youth initiative of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), is pleased to announce the 26 semi-finalists vying for 16 mentorship positions in the 2017 program year. The 26 semi-finalists were selected from a pool of more than 50 applicants from across Canada based on the strength of their online applications, which were evaluated by a panel of judges. The semi-finalists will face the final round of the competition at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC), August 15-17, 2017 in Calgary, AB at the BMO Centre.

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Mexico, Canada, U.S. producer groups urge leaders to leave NAFTA beef terms of trade alone

Calgary, AB – Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) President Dan Darling and fellow beef producer group leaders in Mexico and the United States issued a joint letter to the elected political leadership of their respective countries today to clarify their shared view that the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) affecting beef producers are strongly supported as they currently exist and should not be altered. The letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, U. S.

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International Beef Alliance Statement: Ministers from TPP countries confirm focus on trade liberalization in Pacific region, IBA applauds progress

On March 15, 2017, the Trade Ministers and representatives from the 11 remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries met in Vina del Mar, Chile, to discuss the future of the TPP. They then continued with a “High Level Dialogue on Integration Initiatives in the Asia-Pacific Region,” bringing in representatives from China, Colombia, Korea and the United States. The International Beef Alliance (IBA) is pleased that this group held these discussions and that Ministers came with open minds about the possibilities for moving forward on trade liberalization.

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Ministers from TPP countries confirm desire to liberalize trade in Pacific region, CCA applauds progress

Calgary, AB – On March 15, 2017, the Trade Ministers and representatives from the 11 remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries met in Vina del Mar, Chile to discuss the future of the TPP. They then continued with a “High Level Dialogue on Integration Initiatives in the Asia-Pacific Region,” bringing in representatives from China, Colombia, Korea and the United States. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased that this group held these discussions and that Ministers came with open minds about the possibilities for moving forward on trade liberalization.

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CCA calls for renewed effort on Trans-Pacific Partnership

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.

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McDonald’s Canada supports Cattlemen’s Young Leaders through new initiatives

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.

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