Imagine trying to gain consensus on policy issues across all Canadian commodity groups and geographies. That’s Mary Robinson’s job as president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, and she’s heading into her second, two-year term after being acclaimed to the role last month. As if the role isn’t challenging enough, Robinson has been leading the… Read More

We’ve now seen two deadlines for changes to AgriStability; one near the end of last year, and a public deadline that was set for the end of January for provinces to either agree or acknowledge that they were considering the proposal. Both deadlines have come and gone, which begs the question: where are we at… Read More

In this RealAg LIVE! episode with Mary Robinson, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), Mary joins host Shaun Haney to discuss agricultural policy issues including temporary foreign workers, business risk management programs, and engaging with youth and minorities. Check out the video below, or scroll down to read the summary! Tune in Thursday,… Read More

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is asking the federal government for “immediate, meaningful help” for Canada’s food and farming industry. During a press conference, Mary Robinson, president of the CFA, warned that without immediate assistance from the federal government, the Canadian agriculture sector cannot ensure our domestic food supply will remain secure for the… Read More

Today, host Shaun Haney is broadcasting from Ottawa, Ont., for a special show on Canada’s Ag Day. Hear: Collaboration, networking, and an update from the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, with president Mary Robinson; McDonald’s Flagship Farmer Program, and collaboration with the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, with Jean-Guillaume Bertola, marketing director – brand strategy and… Read More

Convincing policymakers and politicians that agriculture matters is easy; it’s getting them to push for changes and advancements that are tricky. Part of the reason for that is the compartmentalization of the industry, sure, but there are plenty of overarching issues that impact most farmers — and that’s where change needs to start. Mary Robinson,… Read More

RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney is broadcasting from the Grow Canada Conference in Calgary, Alta. today, and we’re hearing about: Issues impacting agriculture, and organizing and collaborating in lobbying, with Mary Robinson of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture; Lobbying on behalf of the Canadian agricultural sector, with Pierre Petelle of CropLife Canada; A farmer panel with Ontario’s… Read More

 

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