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CCA Report: Reviewing our priorities

From the June 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The famous John F. Kennedy quote, “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future,” couldn’t be more applicable in today’s beef industry. Change is happening all around us, or about to happen, and it is absolutely vital that the beef industry […] Read more


CCA Report: A time of renewal

From the May 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Calving is always a hectic time for producers, with round-the-clock care required no matter the weather, and one that finishes with a sense of reward and renewal. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) has undergone a renewal of sorts over the past few months as well, with new directors elected to the board and the addition […] Read more



CCA Report: Trade, trade, trade

From the April 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

I am pleased to report to you as president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). As I take over the leadership of this organization from Dan Darling, who now serves as past president, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for his commitment to the CCA and the significant progress accomplished under his term. […] Read more


CCA Report: The last word

From the March 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

I am pleased to provide you with this final report as president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). It has been an honour and a privilege to represent the interests of Canada’s beef producers for the last four years as president and vice-president of the CCA. Canada’s participation in the new Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement […] Read more



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CCA Report: Speaking up for NAFTA

From the February 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) leadership travelled to two major agriculture policy conventions in the United States in early January to promote common interests in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and urge progress on regulatory modernization to improve the flow of trade between the two countries. The advocacy efforts are part of an increasingly […] Read more


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CCA Report: More access to China

From the January 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

It took two trips to Beijing for Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) vice-president David Haywood-Farmer in late 2017, but it paid off with Prime Minister Trudeau and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announcing expanded access for Canadian beef on December 4. On the first trip, the CCA participated in the Beijing portion of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister […] Read more



CCA Report: Wrapping up 2017

From the December 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Several important developments occurred in November that hold promise for Canada’s beef producers as 2017 begins to wind down and business plans for next year start to take shape. These include progress in securing the groundwork for improved market access in the Asia Pacific region, and continual improvements to practices that producers already recognize as […] Read more


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CCA Report: Tax and NAFTA

From the November 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

It has been a busy and productive month for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). Tax policy has been one of the top domestic policy issues for the CCA since the Government of Canada’s mid-summer announcement. We welcomed the government’s revisions to the tax change proposal announced in October, as their original plan had the potential […] Read more



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CCA Report: A busy September

From the October 23, 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Fall is certainly off to a hectic start, with numerous trade and policy matters on the table. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) annual fall picnic took place on September 26 in Ottawa, following the third round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) trade talks. The CCA was among two dozen agriculture groups providing input […] Read more


CCA Report: Keeping tabs on NAFTA

From the October 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) attended the second round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) trade talks in Mexico City September 1-5. CCA executive vice-president Dennis Laycraft participated to ensure the industry’s key objectives were heard. In addition to maintaining NAFTA’s terms of trade for beef, the CCA seeks to improve the flow of […] Read more