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Colombia accepts Canadian beef of all ages

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) applauds the Government of Canada’s announcement that Colombia will restore full access for Canadian beef from cattle of all ages. This announcement builds on Colombia’s decision, in May 2009, to partially re-open its border to Canadian beef. CCA is very pleased that Colombia has taken this further decision toward fully restoring Canada’s beef access.Read the Newsline PDF

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Federal government moves WTO Trade dispute forward on South Korea

Canadian cattle producers applauded the Government of Canada for their continuing pursuit to restore trade in Canadian beef with South Korea, when the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced yesterday that a trade dispute settlement panel would be established. After initial consultations with South Korea yielded no movement on its unjustified refusal to resume trade, the Canadian government made two subsequent requests to the WTO Dispute Settlement Body, to move forward with the next phase aimed at restoring trade.

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B.C. ranchers receive national recognition for environmental commitment

Calgary... Alexis Creek, British Columbia’s Madley family, of the Canyon Ranch, received the Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA) in recognition for their outstanding commitment to water quality, habitat restoration, riparian, grass and nutrient management.Read the Newsline PDF

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Beef cattle producers invited to 2009 National Convention and Semi-annual Meetings

Calgary – Producers from across Canada, as well as industry and government representatives will gather the week of August 10-14, 2009, in Regina, at the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) 2009 National Convention and Semi-annual Meetings. Events take place at the Travelodge Hotel & Conference Centre Regina.Read the Producer Info BulletinRead the Newsline PDF

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Federal tax decision brings relief to disaster-stricken cattle producers

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomed news that the Government of Canada will deliver tax relief to producers struck by natural disasters across the prairie provinces in 2008 and 2009. This comes after years of effort by the CCA to bring about a national strategy that enables disaster-stricken producers to make decisions aimed at business recovery.CCA president, Brad Wildeman says, “We’re glad to see the federal government responding to our requests for equipping producers with tools to make well-informed business decisions during times of crisis.

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Renewed approval for Verified Beef Production program

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomed news that the Government of Canada will deliver tax relief to producers struck by natural disasters across the prairie provinces in 2008 and 2009. This comes after years of effort by the CCA to bring about a national strategy that enables disaster-stricken producers to make decisions aimed at business recovery.CCA president, Brad Wildeman says, “We’re glad to see the federal government responding to our requests for equipping producers with tools to make well-informed business decisions during times of crisis.

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Renewed approval for Verified Beef Production program

The Verified Beef Production (VBP) program has received a renewed stamp of approval from the On-Farm Food Safety Recognition Program of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).This recognition program, overseen by CFIA with the assistance of joint federal / provincial teams, provides official government oversight for on-farm food safety programs in Canada, to ensure they are technically sound and appropriately adapt the internationally recognized approach of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).

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CCA has mixed response to FPT Ministers’ meeting

Calgary – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) has a mixed response to the federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture meeting of last week.The CCA is pleased to see full support of the Agricultural Market Access Secretariat, pushing the World Trade Organization case against South Korea and the $20 million investment into the new Livestock Traceability Initiative. We also appreciate the Ministers’ willingness to conduct a thorough exploration into price insurance options for cattle producers. This is an issue the CCA has been working hard on over the past months.

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