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CCA reports: Finding the silver lining in 2020

From the December 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

As 2020 draws to close, it seems fitting to reflect on the challenges and opportunities coming out of the Canadian beef industry’s experience navigating the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the start of this year, no one could have predicted the impact that a human pandemic could have on cattle producers and the […] Read more


CCA reports: Leveraging public interest in agriculture

From the November 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The past year has been a challenging one for our industry as we cope with the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is easy to only look at the negative outcomes and not see a silver lining, but there are definitely a couple of positives we need to capitalize on as an industry. Over the […] Read more

(File photo). The proposed changes to business risk management programs are a step in the right direction, writes Martin Unrau.

CCA reports: Trade access, livestock price insurance and AgriStability

From the October 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

As we look back on the past seven months, we have learned many important lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic, identified areas where enhancements are needed, and how we can strengthen the resiliency within our industry as well as help support the economic hardships facing our country. Economic Development Canada identified agriculture, specifically through exports, as […] Read more


CCA reports: Supporting young producers through COVID and beyond

From the September 28, 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

It is safe to say that 2020 has been a challenging year due to uncertainties unleashed by the arrival of COVID-19 on Canadian soil. These unprecedented times have been difficult for cattle producers across Canada — especially our young producers. It has reaffirmed the importance of young producers having access to financing and affordable land […] Read more

Left to right: Chad, Ricky, Cooper, Renee, Riata, Ellie and Louis Seelhof.

CCA Reports: Linking conservation and cattle

From the September 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Over the past several months, COVID-19 has shown us that we have an innovative and resilient food system and has also identified where enhancements are needed. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten the future of families who raise beef cattle across Canada. It is also important to look at the impacts through […] Read more


CCA Reports: CCA focuses on COVID-19 recovery, trade and public engagement

From the August 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Since mid-May, we have seen provinces move to slowly reopen their economies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the impacts of COVID-19 on the beef industry and the greater Canadian economy will not be short-term, we are optimistic that the agriculture sector can assist in Canada’s post-COVID-19 recovery. In recent weeks, processing capacity has […] Read more

CCA Reports: More support needed to navigate pandemic

From the June 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The last two months have seen Canadians hunkered down at home — everyone doing their part to help flatten the curve. Uncertainty is everywhere in the world around us and the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on every Canadian and industry from coast to coast to coast. This uncertainty has led to Canadians stocking […] Read more


Trade continues to be of critical importance for the CCA.

CCA Reports: Pulling through the COVID crisis

From the May 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

It’s a privilege to address you for the first time through this column as president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). As I take over CCA’s leadership from David Haywood-Farmer, I’d like to express my sincere thanks for his commitment to Canadian beef producers and the significant progress accomplished on key files during his term. […] Read more