NCFA News

Barley variety and silage quality

December 30, 2016

The Beef Research Cluster is funded by the National Checkoff and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada with additional contributions from provincial beef industry groups and governments to advance research and technology transfer supporting the Canadian beef industry’s vision to be recognized as a preferred supplier of healthy, high-quality beef, cattle and genetics.

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Government of Canada takes early action to improve the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

December 14, 2016

Changes include:

In order to prevent unnecessary hardship and instability for both workers and employers, the four-year cumulative duration rule will no longer apply to temporary foreign workers in Canada, effective immediately. The cumulative duration rule, known as the “four-in, four-out” rule, was put in place in April 2011.

 The other change is an “exemption on the cap for seasonal industries for up to 180 days during the 2017 calendar year will be extended until December 31, 2017″.

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Statement from Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council on four-year cumulative duration rule no longer applying to temporary foreign workers in Canada, effective immediately.

Report of the Standing Committee on Finance

December 8, 2016

CREATING THE CONDITIONS FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH: TOOLS FOR PEOPLE, BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITIES

Report of the Standing Committee on Finance
Hon. Wayne Easter Chair
DECEMBER 2016
42 nd PARLIAMENT, 1 st SESSION

See pages 57 and 67 for noted input from the National Cattle Feeders’ Association
Labour recommendations: page 45
Agriculture recommendations: page 61 and 62
Infrastructure recommendations: page 74 and 75

PDF of Report of the Standing Committee on Finance

Bovine TB in Alberta and Saskatchewan

November 26, 2016

New information on Bovine TB

The investigation overview page has been updatedhttp://www.inspection.gc.ca/animals/terrestrial-animals/diseases/reportable/tuberculosis/investigation-se-alberta-and-sw-saskachewan/eng/1477438380160/1477438380659 

Inquiries from producers can be sent in using the link in the additional information section at: http://inspection.gc.ca/animals/terrestrial-animals/diseases/reportable/tuberculosis/investigation-se-alberta-and-sw-saskachewan/eng/1477438380160/1477438380659 

The email address for referrals from the associations into the CFIA is: CFIA-Comm-comm-ACIA.TB2016@inspection.gc.ca

Financial support available for cattle producers affected by Bovine TB

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has provided information on existing programs that could potentially assist ranchers and producers affected by the TB quarantine.

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