Ottawa, ON - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased to announce Jim Clark, executive director, Ontario Cattle Feeders’ Association (OCFA) and the Ontario Corn Fed Beef (OCFB) Program as recipients of the 2016 Beef Industry Innovation and Sustainability Award (BIISA). Clark was selected to receive the 2016 BIISA for the development of OCFB, a producer-led branded beef program with a strong emphasis on sustainability and beef quality.
Calgary, AB – Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) President Dave Solverson is in Auckland, New Zealand today to witness Canada’s Minister for International Trade, Chrystia Freeland, sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement.
Event: Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) President Dave Solverson and Director, Government and International Relations, John Masswohl, are in Auckland, New Zealand for the signing of the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement by Canada’s International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland.
Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased that Canadian beef and beef products can once again flow to South Korea effective immediately, following that country’s lifting of a temporary suspension imposed in February 2015 in response to the confirmation of a case (#19) of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in Alberta.
Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is elated that the omnibus appropriations bill including language to repeal U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for beef and pork today cleared both the U.S. House and Senate and has been sent to President Barack Obama to be signed. Once signed, the bill will become law, marking the successful conclusion of a legal battle initiated by the CCA over seven years ago.
Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomed today’s development that the omnibus appropriations bill filed in the U.S. Congress includes language for the repeal of U.S. mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for beef and pork. While this is an encouraging sign, there is much work to do before the omnibus bill becomes law. The CCA will continue to work with its U.S. allies over the coming days as Congressmen and Senators consider this legislation to advocate that we expect nothing less than full repeal of COOL to avoid imposition of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products.
Calgary, AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) looks forward to learning more about the global climate change agreement reached in Paris on Saturday and to meeting with Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna and other officials to learn what the commitments are and how the Canadian beef sector fits into the new agreement.
December 7, 2015