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CCA’s The Environmental Stewardship Award showcased in Business and Biodiversity Compendium

Calgary, AB – A Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) award program that recognizes outstanding conservation practices by cattle producers is included in the Canadian Business and Biodiversity Case Study Compendium, released today at the International Economic Forum of the Americas.

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Full Market Access to Panama Restored

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomes today’s news that Panama has re-opened its market to imports of live Canadian cattle. This action, together with Panama’s resumption of beef imports last August, removes the final BSE related restrictions on Canada.

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The CCA welcomes pasture assistance for producers

Calgary, AB ─ The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) applauds the announcement today of federal and provincial funding of $114 million in pasture assistance for producers of breeding livestock in select drought-plagued areas of Alberta and Saskatchewan. The assistance, provided under AgriRecovery, will help producers living in the eligible counties and municipal districts of Central and Northern Alberta and West Central and Northwest Saskatchewan to purchase feed for their breeding cattle. The pasture assistance allows producers to keep their breeding animals off drought-damaged pastures. When drought hits, pastures need time to recover or the damage can be irreversible.

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CCA encourages quick conclusion to investigation of suspected brucellosis

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is urging the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to work as quickly as possible to conclude its investigation into a possible instance of brucellosis, an animal health disease eradicated from Canada in the mid-1980s.

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Book helps producers do their part on International Migratory Bird Day

May 8 is International Migratory Bird Day. Created in 1993, International Migratory Bird Day focuses attention on the remarkable migration of 90 per cent of Canada’s birds back from the southern United States, Mexico and Central America. Unfortunately, many of those bird populations are in decline. The reasons are varied and sometimes uncertain but mitigated somewhat by ready access to an abundant food supply.  

For many of the grassland birds, that food supply means grasshoppers. In agriculture, however, extraordinary numbers of grasshoppers can mean crop damage. Believing that every insect has its ecological role, Dr.

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CCA asks BoC to consider cattle industry

As noted in the April 26 edition of Action News, CCA President Travis Toews has sent a letter to BoC Governor Mark Carney asking the bank to consider the impact of a high Canadian dollar on the cattle industry before raising interest rates ahead of the U. S.

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CCA officials meet with PM Stephen Harper

Calgary, AB – As noted in the March 29 edition of Action News, CCA officials met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa during the association’s annual general meeting March 22-26, 2010. The CCA’s President, Brad Wildeman, Vice President Travis Toews, Manager of Federal Provincial Relations Ryder Lee, and directors Martin Unrau of Manitoba, Curtis Royal of Ontario and Kevin Antworth of New Brunswick communicated a number of points of critical importance to the industry directly to the PM.

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CCA elects new President and Vice President

CALGARY, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA)’s board of directors elected Travis Toews from Alberta as President and Martin Unrau from Manitoba as Vice President during the CCA’s annual general meeting in Ottawa, ON, March 22-26, 2010. Having completed a two year term, Brad Wildeman remains an officer, serving as past president.

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