The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) welcomes the beginning of provisional application of the historic Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union (EU) and looks forward to timely resolution of remaining barriers.
The federal government is proposing changes to the Income Tax Act aimed at collecting revenue from corporations that are using certain measures as loopholes to shelter profits from being taxed at the same rate as other Canadians’ income.
Exports represent about half of the value of what Canadian farmers and food processors produce. Budget 2017 commits the Government to ambitious agri-food export growth over the coming decade, while pursuing trade agreements with key global markets to help farmers grow their businesses and create good, well-paying jobs for Canadians.
With assistance from the Ontario Agri Business Association (OABA) and funding through the Grain Farmers of Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) will begin sampling grower corn fields to determine ear mould incidence and occurrence of mycotoxins in the grain.