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Canadian Team Defends Interest in COOL Dispute at WTO

(Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) and the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) congratulate the Canadian team defending their interests in the U.S. – Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) dispute this week at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva.

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Budget 2014 continues to support Canada’s beef cattle producers

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased with the investments and commitments in the 2014 Federal Budget that support important initiatives for Canada’s beef cattle producers.

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Cattlemen’s Young Leaders announce 2014 semi-finalists

Calgary, AB – The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) program is pleased to announce the 26 semi-finalists vying for 16 mentorship positions in the 2014 program year.

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CCA looks to next steps as U.S. Congress maintains discriminatory COOL

CCA Statement

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CCA Welcomes New Livestock Price Insurance Program

Calgary, AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomes today’s news of a Western Livestock Price Insurance Program (WLPIP). The market-based risk management program will help producers in three provinces manage price and basis risk – one of the most unpredictable aspects of managing Canadian cattle farms.

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CCA Welcomes WTO Bali Package

Calgary, AB - A package of new multilateral rules and trade liberalization has been agreed to for the first time since the Uruguay Round agreements were brought into force and the World Trade Organization (WTO) was created in 1995.  This ‘Bali Package’ is so named because it was reached at the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference held in Bali, Indonesia. The agreement was reached early Saturday in Bali.

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CCA Congratulates McNabb on receiving Carl Block Award

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) congratulates general manager Rob McNabb, today named the 2013 recipient of the Carl Block Award. The award recognizes McNabb’s contributions to the beef cattle industry and animal agriculture as a whole.CCA Executive Vice-President Dennis Laycraft said McNabb’s contributions to Canada’s cattle industry are lengthy and very worthy of recognition. Since joining the CCA in 1998, McNabb has been instrumental in initiating and implementing advancements in vitally important areas including animal health and welfare, food safety, traceability, biosecurity and disease control and prevention, to name a few.

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CCA congratulates Govt of Canada on breakthrough CETA deal

Calgary AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is extremely pleased with the joint announcement by the Government of Canada and the European Union of an agreement in principle for a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).CCA President Martin Unrau said the CETA announced today is a game-changer for Canada’s beef industry. The CETA provides new duty-free access for 64,950 tonnes of Canadian beef valued at nearly $600 million, with the lion’s share of the quota reserved for Canada alone."The removal of longstanding barriers in this agreement, such as high tariffs, finally enables Canadian beef producers to benefit from the...

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