COVID-19 Information and Updates

April 1, 2020

Changes to Agristability Following FTP Ministers Meeting – November 28, 2020

Along with Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, we wish to thank Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau for working toward significant changes to Canada’s AgriStability program using recommendations we have brought forward on our members’ behalf. Read the NCFA and CCA join statement here.

Temporary Foreign Worker Update – AAFC – April 27th

April 24th – CFIA Agreement with USDA re: Import/Export of Animal Products

Maintaining Uninterrupted Trade with the US

Federal Aid Package Summary and Information

Guidance on Essential Services and Functions in Canada during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Feedlot Emergency Planning Tool

Safeguarding the Canadian Meat Supply Canadian Meat Industry Measures to Protect Against COVID19

Canadian Cattlemens’ Association COVID 19 Resources (Trade updates, industry information, federal government resources and more)

 CCA Statement: No Trade Interruptions Between Canada/US on Cattle – March 18th

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Industry Updates

Hosting a Bull Sale During COVID – Tips and Information

Delivering and receiving cattle during COVID 19

Human Resources

Canadian Ag Human Resources Council HR Toolkit  Use code COVID 19 for full access

Government Support for Businesses

Guidance for Employers of Temporary Foreign Workers Regarding COVID-19 – CAHRC

Temporary Foreign Worker Program 

Health Information and Updates

Government of Canada – Health information and updates

Mental Health Resources for Agriculture – Do More Ag Foundation 

CCA Statement: CCA concerned new Animal Transport Regulations will undermine cattle welfare rather than enhance it

February 21, 2019

Proper cattle care and welfare are paramount in the Canadian beef industry. The cattle industry’s objective is for animals under transport to arrive successfully at their destination in good health and condition, without injury and while minimizing stress. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) research shows that 99.95 per cent of cattle on long-haul journeys reach their destination in good condition.

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Canadian beef producers enjoy TPP trade boost in Japan

February 13, 2019

Japanese imports of Canadian beef have surged since a new trade deal began on December 30, traders say, in an early sign of the price US producers could pay for protectionist policy.

One immediate consequence [for the US] of TPP was to cut Japanese tariffs on imports of chilled beef from the standard rate of 38.5 per cent to an initial level of 27.5 per cent. That gives Australian, Canadian and New Zealand exporters an 11 percentage point advantage over US producers in the Japanese market.

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Successful inaugural CPTPP Commission meeting concludes in Japan

January 22, 2019

Quick facts

  • The CPTPP is a free trade agreement between Canada and 10 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region: Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.
  • Canada is now the only G7 nation with free trade agreements with all other G7 members and with free trade access across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
  • On December 30, 2018, the CPTPP entered into force among the first six countries to ratify the agreement: Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore. On January 14, 2019, the CPTPP entered into force for Vietnam.

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