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Les dirigeants Canadiens de la production agroalimentaire s’unissent pour célébrer les réalisations et s’engager à continuer de faire progresser la production d’aliments sûrs, durables et nutritifs à l’approche du SNUSA

Ottawa, ON - Le Sommet des Nations Unies sur les systèmes alimentaires (SNUSA) qui aura lieu le 23 septembre 2021 est un dialogue crucial pour les gens du monde entier afin d'assurer l'avenir des systèmes alimentaires durables et la réalisation des objectifs de développement durable. Les signataires de cette déclaration, les agriculteurs, les éleveurs, les fournisseurs d'intrants et les producteurs d'aliments et de boissons canadiens, jouent un rôle important pour façonner l'avenir de nos systèmes alimentaires nationaux et mondiaux et faire progresser les objectifs mondiaux.

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Canadian agri-food production leaders unite to celebrate achievements and commit to continue to advance Canada’s leadership role in the production of safe, sustainable and nutritious food ahead of the United Nations Food Systems Summit

Ottawa, ON - The United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) taking place on September 23, 2021 is a critical dialogue for people around the world to ensure the future of sustainable food systems and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The signatories to this statement, Canadian farmers, ranchers, input providers and food and beverage producers, play an important role in shaping the future of our national and global food systems and advancing global goals.

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Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Mentorship Program announces 2021 finalists

Calgary, AB – The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Mentorship Program, a national youth initiative of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), is pleased to announce the 16 finalists for the 2021-2022 program year. The final selection took place through a virtual competition held on August 30, 2021 where 23 impressive semi-finalists from across Canada competed for a spot in the CYL Program through judged discussions. The finalists will be awarded a $2,000 travel budget and be paired with a hand-picked industry leader for a nine-month mentorship in their specific area of interest.

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Annonce du bénéficiaire du PIE pour 2021 : Ferme familiale Manning – Maritimes

Calgary (Alberta) – L’Association canadienne des éleveurs de bovins (ACEB) est heureuse d’annoncer que la Ferme familiale Manning, située à Falmouth, en Nouvelle-Écosse, recevra le Prix de l’intendance environnementale (PIE) pour 2021.   

La ferme appartient et est exploitée par Dean et Catherine Manning. Ils ont quitté leur carrière hors ferme il y a environ 25 ans pour retourner à la ferme familiale de deuxième génération où Dean a été élevé.

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2021 TESA recipient announced: Manning Family Farm – Maritimes

Calgary, AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased to announce the Manning Family Farm, in Falmouth, Nova Scotia, as the recipient of The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA) for 2021.   

The farm is owned and operated by Dean and Catherine Manning.  They left their off-farm careers about 25 years ago to return to the second-generation family farm where Dean was raised. They've carried on and expanded the conservation practices that Dean's parents, Malcolm and Gail, put in place, creating an efficient and profitable mixed farming operation that works very much in harmony with the environment.

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Singapore becomes first country to remove remaining restrictions following Canada’s BSE status change  

Calgary, AB - As of August 20, 2021, Singapore has approved the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) certificate for the export of all beef, including beef offal, with no age restrictions.  This change in certificate makes Singapore the first country to remove the remaining Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) trade restrictions following the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) recognizing Canada as a BSE negligible risk country on May 27, 2021.

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CCA thanks Government of Canada for up to $500 million AgriRecovery funding increase to support farmers and ranchers facing extreme weather

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased that today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced that the Government of Canada has increased total AgriRecovery funding up to $500 million to address extraordinary costs faced by producers due to drought and wildfires. This includes the initial funding of $100 million announced on August 6, 2021. “We thank Minister Bibeau for attaining further funding to help beef farmers and ranchers dealing with widespread severe drought and wildfires.

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CCA requesting immediate further Government of Canada AgriRecovery funding for beef producers facing drought and wildfire conditions

Calgary, AB – Today the Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food announced that the Government of Canada will be making $100 million available under the AgriRecovery framework to address the immediate extraordinary costs faced by producers due to drought conditions and wildfires.   

While today’s federal announcement is a critical step in signalling to producers that help is on the way, it is the CCA’s position that significantly more funding will be required to address the magnitude of challenges beef producers are facing due to these extreme weather conditions.

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