10 national farm and commodity organizations are raising concerns about the federal government’s plan to increase the capital gains tax inclusion rate and related tax policy changes that were announced in the 2024 budget last month. The organizations, including the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, Canadian Canola Growers Association, Canadian Cattle Association and Grain Growers of… Read More

Incorporated farms in provinces where the federal carbon tax is collected should receive a little more back on their tax return under the “Canada Carbon Rebate for Small Businesses” proposed in the federal budget last week. The federal government said it would “urgently” return more than $2.5 billion in accrued carbon tax revenue going back… Read More

The federal budget introduced by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland on Tuesday featured changes to how capital gains are taxed, as well as federal funding to develop biofuel production and artificial intelligence, but did not mention many topics and programs farm groups were hoping to see addressed. It also included many previously-announced measures, such as the… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this episode of RealAg Radio, LIVE from the Canadian Federation of Agriculture annual general meeting brought to you by MNP. On today’s show hear from Steve Verheul, former chief trade negotiator for Canada and principal of GT Canada, on behind-the-scenes of global trade relationships. Host Shaun Haney is then joined… Read More

Half a dozen national farm organizations and their members are raising concerns about unintended consequences from the federal government’s Underused Housing Tax (UHT) that took effect last year. The Canadian Federation of Agriculture, Canadian Cattle Association, National Cattle Feeders Association, Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada, Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, and Canadian Canola… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this “Tuesdays with Lyndsey” edition of RealAg Radio! On this episode, Kelvin Heppner talks with Keith Currie, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture on the importance of passing Bill C-234. We will also hear from Dwayne Summach of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, about heifer gains from canola meal,… Read More

Farm groups are urging members of the Senate to avoid stalling on Bill C-234, with limited time left on the calendar before Parliament’s summer break. The proposed legislation, which was approved by the House of Commons earlier this year, would remove the federal carbon tax from propane and natural gas used for grain drying, barn… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by Errol Anderson, president at ProMarket Wire Communications, to discuss the highs and lows of the current commodity markets, and Keith Currie with Canadian Federation of Agriculture, on their new program. Plus, don’t miss our spotlight… Read More

Within hours of Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, introducing the 2023-24 federal budget, comments in support of or criticism against the government’s proposed budget began to roll in. Livestock groups, including the Canadian Cattle Association and Dairy Farmers of Canada, are welcoming the government’s commitment to establishing a Foot-and-Mouth (FMD) disease… Read More

Agriculture is an industry engrained across Canada and there are many similarities to the needs of Canadian farmers and farmers from other countries. Newly-acclaimed president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), Keith Currie, discusses what the CFA’s current priorities are and how international collaboration has influenced the work he is doing on behalf of… Read More

 

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