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Canadian Federation of Agriculture supports food policy

The federal effort will spark conversations 
on the importance of food and agriculture

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is pleased to see a clear commitment by the federal government toward developing a food policy for Canada, as this addresses a long-standing priority for farm groups. Consultations on creating a national policy for food will spark important conversations among Canadians. These conversations will help inform an overarching vision and

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Food Freedom Day — celebrate and support the Canadian value chain

Forty per cent of consumers put their money where their mouth is paying for local food

Every year the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) calculates the calendar date when the average Canadian has earned enough income to pay for his or her annual grocery bill, coined ‘Food Freedom Day.’ This year, Food Freedom Day falls on February 7. As Canadians, we enjoy a safe and abundant food supply thanks to all

Food security not a supply issue

There has been a lot of debate in the news lately about the Canadian food system. UN Right to Food Rapporteur Olivier De Schutter recently visited Canada and indicated there are currently 800,000 Canadian households that are food insecure. He concluded that Canada has a lot of work to do in making sure more people

Demand A Costing Review Of Railway Grain Transportation

Disbelief. Followed by frustration and, we hope, the desire to do something about it. That is response many western grain farmers are likely to feel upon receiving news that they may have greatly overpaid the railway companies to ship their product. Railway earnings for handling grain are the focus of a new study by respected

Consumers Rise To Buy-Local Challenge

Barbecue season is upon us and more and more Canadians are visiting farmers’ markets or seeking out a Product of Canada label in order to support Canadian farmers. Several campaigns promoting locally grown or Canadianproduced food have sprung up. Recently, retailers like Loblaw Companies Limited, fast-food chains such as McDonald’s and major companies like Unilever