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Potential EU trade deal may transform export opportunities of Canadian beef

Calgary, AB - Canada’s efforts to strike a comprehensive free trade agreement with the European Union (EU) offers the potential to achieve the valuable diversification sought by Canadian producers for reducing reliance on North American markets. The historic EU–Canada economic partnership could knock down significant barriers to Canadian beef and open new opportunities.

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A Bird in the Hand or Two in the Grass?

Calgary - International Migratory Bird Day, May 9, celebrates the return of Canada’s wintering birds. By now they have left their wintering grounds in Mexico, Central and South America and many are already here looking for suitable nest sites here in Canada.

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Amendments to federal loans program improves future of farming

Calgary, AB - Canadian beef cattle producers welcome the federal government’s proposed undertaking to improve opportunities in Canadian agriculture with the introduction of amendments to the Farm Improvement and Marketing Cooperative Loans Act. The changes aim at improving access to capital for primary farm operations and farm co- operatives involved in processing, marketing or distribution of farm products.

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CDN Gov launches WTO Consultations against mCOOL

Calgary – Canadian beef cattle producers received welcome news from Canada’s Minister for International Trade, Stockwell Day, when he stated during his trip to Washington, D.C. yesterday that Canada will request new consultations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over mandatory Country-of-Origin Labelling (mCOOL), in early May.

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Earth Day is every day for Canadian cattle - their role in caring for a sustainable Earth

Calgary, AB - When it comes to the environment, according to cattle producers - Canadian cattle receive a bum rap. Contrary to reports, Canadian livestock make only a minor contribution to Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and energy use. Actually, cattle play an essential role in sustainable agriculture.

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Canadian cattle and their role in caring for a sustainable Earth

Calgary, AB - When it comes to the environment, according to cattle producers - Canadian cattle have a bum rap. Contrary to reports, Canadian livestock make only a minor contribution to Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy use. Actually, cattle play an essential role in sustainable agriculture.Read the Fact Sheet: 20-04-09 - CCA Fact sheet - Cattle producers as part of the environmental solution

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Producers support federal government WTO trade actions against South Korea

Calgary, AB – Canadian cattle producers received welcome news today when the Government of Canada announced it is taking the first formal step of a WTO (World Trade Organization) challenge against South Korea, based on its unjustified refusal to resume trade of Canadian beef.

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Manitoba-Federal disaster recovery program creates national blueprint

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) lobbying efforts on behalf of Manitoba’s flood-ravaged producers came to fruition, on Thursday, when the Government of Canada and Province of Manitoba announced a joint funding program to aid business recovery of producers affected by the 2008 floods. The natural disaster drowned out hay, forage and pasture fields leaving producers without livestock feed and the ability to re-establish crops. The three-pronged recovery program also improves tax benefits for all Canadian producers, when faced with disasters, serving as a blueprint for developing a comprehensive national disaster recovery program for the industry. 

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