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Canadian Agriculture Well Positioned to Compete Globally

The Chief Economist with Farm Credit Canada says, despite increased global competition, the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector is well positioned to remain profitable moving forward. Farm Credit Canada has released its latest outlooks for the agriculture and agri-food sectors. J.P. Gervais, Farm Credit Canada’s Chief Economist, observes competitive pressures have been mounting as food suppliers around the world increase their output putting downward pressure on prices.

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CPTPP levels the playing field for Canada’s Beef Industry

March 9, 2018

Calgary, AB — (March 9, 2018): The National Cattle Feeders’ Association (NCFA) applauds the Canadian government for signing the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Agreement in Chile today.

“Canada should approve CPTPP in parliament as soon as possible so we get in on the ground floor on tariff reductions and secure lower tariffs as quickly as possible,” stated John Weekes, NCFA Trade Advisor, Senior Business Advisor at Bennett Jones, former ambassador to the WTO, and Canada’s Chief Negotiator for the original NAFTA.

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National cattle checkoff on its way up this spring

January 31, 2018

The national levy used to fund marketing and research is going up by $1.50 — 
the first increase since 2002

“To put that in perspective, in Alberta, we (currently) charge $1 — 80 cents goes to Canada Beef and 20 cents to the BCRC,” said Rich Smith, executive director of Alberta Beef Producers. “So basically, we’re taking BCRC from 20 cents to 75 cents and taking Canada Beef from 80 cents to $1.62.”

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