CCA pleased with new Growing Forward 2 programs

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomed the announcement today from the Government of Canada regarding three new programs under Growing Forward 2 (GF2). The new programs are in direct alignment with the CCA’s key priorities of research and innovation, competitiveness and market development.

“These top priorities of the CCA are fundamental areas that help to deliver long-term benefits to Canada’s beef cattle industry,” said CCA President Martin Unrau. “By focussing investments on research outcomes that address industry priorities, the Government is enabling Canada to maintain its status as a leader in agriculture.”

Announced by Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Gerry Ritz, the AgriInnovation, AgriMarketing, and AgriCompetitiveness Programs will come into effect on April 1, 2013, ensuring continuous funding for critically important existing programs like the Beef Science Cluster.