We're here for you: A message from Canadian Chicken Farmers regarding COVID-19

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76 million reasons to watch the Super Bowl February 3, 2021 (Ottawa) — Every year, Chicken Farmers of Canada fields the same question: Will there be enough chicken wings in Canada for the Super Bowl? The answer – is yes. In fact, Canadians will consume 76 million wings during the game this year! Chicken continues to be the first choice of Canadians and has… Report champions a new sustainability index for Canada’s agri-food sector, a key tool to help compete, add value and improve societal outcomes OTTAWA, ON -- January 28, 2021 A national sustainability index for the agri-food sector would help demonstrate Canada’s rightful place as a leader of sustainable, safe and responsibly-produced food to a more demanding domestic and global marketplace and be a catalyst to add value sector-wide, declares a report released today by a diverse group of… Farmers Donate Funds & Chicken to Ottawa Food Bank Local elected officials join chicken farmers for donation OTTAWA, ON – December 22, 2020 – Hon. Mona Fortier, Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance (MP for Ottawa-Vanier), MPP John Fraser (Ottawa-South), and Councillor Jean Cloutier (Ward 18 - Alta Vista), joined Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) and Chicken Farmers of Ontario… Poultry and egg farmers welcome the federal government’s announcement Canada's 4,700 egg and poultry farmers appreciate today’s announcement of investment programs and market development initiatives to offset the impact of market losses from the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). This investment in our sectors is a step in the right direction towards supporting farmers as they make ongoing improvements to their… Poultry and egg farmers statement on the Speech from the Throne Canada's 4,700 poultry and egg farmers welcome yesterday’s Speech from the Throne. In particular, the federal government’s reaffirmed commitment to launch programs and initiatives to mitigate the impact of recent trade agreements on our farmers. We are also pleased to see the acknowledgement of the important role of farmers in feeding Canadians. The pandemic has… It’s National Chicken Month! For immediate release – September 1, 2020 (Ottawa) — This September marks National Chicken Month in Canada. All month long, Canadians from coast to coast will be celebrating their favourite protein – and the hard-working Canadian chicken farm families that raise it. “Celebrating National Chicken Month is just one way to celebrate the great chicken… “Waiting Game” – Canada’s Chicken Farmers Still Waiting for Support May 8, 2020 (OTTAWA) — While welcoming the Prime Minister’s government announcement regarding financial support for agriculture and agri-food, Canada’s chicken farmers believe that the government does not fully understand what they need to mitigate specific impacts caused by COVID-19. Farmers are doing their part to manage this crisis and have done so willingly and… Canadian Dairy, Poultry and Egg Sectors Rally to Support Restaurants with #TakeoutDay Canada Takeout Day encourages Canadians to support restaurants however they can. OTTAWA, April 16, 2020 – Canada’s dairy, poultry and egg farmers have joined forces to support local restaurants across the country through the Canada Takeout campaign. The movement, which officially launched April 15, encourages Canadians to order from their favourite local restaurants that offers… Chicken Farmers of Canada Elects New Executive Committee Chicken Farmers of Canada is proud to announce the election of the 2020 Executive Committee. The Board is a hardworking group of individuals whose commitment to our industry is unmatched. Being dynamic, responding to the need for change, evolving and adapting to market forces, and coming together on difficult issues have been at the heart… Chicken Farmers of Canada Unveils “Brand” New Logo Chicken Farmers of Canada is launching a new logo, one that revitalizes its corporate look and demonstrates, visibly, its ability to adapt and change. This new logo incorporates the distinctive chicken from the Raised by a Canadian Farmer brand logo, as well as other key brand markers. The main goal for the new logo is… Chicken Farmers of Canada Answers the Ottawa Food Bank’s Call for Help March 19, 2020 (OTTAWA)—Chicken Farmers of Canada, whose office is in the nation’s capital, has announced today that it will be making a $20,000 cash donation to the Ottawa Food Bank to assist families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ottawa Food Bank issued a call for help on March 16th, explaining that there… Poultry and Egg Farmers Call for Action on CPTPP Mitigation Canadian poultry and egg farmers started 2020 with every reason to believe the federal government would follow through with full and fair support to mitigate the impacts of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). However, Egg Farmers of Canada, Chicken Farmers of Canada, Turkey Farmers of Canada, and Canadian Hatching Egg Producers are disappointed… Chicken Wings Dominate Super Bowl Menus Every year, Chicken Farmers of Canada gets asked the same question: Will there be enough chicken wings in Canada for the Super Bowl? The answer – is yes. In fact, Canadians will consume 75 million wings during the game this year! Last year, a survey conducted by Leger for Chicken Farmers of Canada concluded that… Candidates across the country support the Canadian chicken sector FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2019 (Ottawa) — Candidates from the Liberal, Conservative, NDP, and Green parties showed their support for the Canadian chicken sector and supply management this federal election by visiting farms across the country and meeting with farmers. From the Annapolis Valley to the Rockies, candidates had a chance to learn about… Poultry and egg farmers look forward to full and fair compensation resulting from recent trade deals August 16, 2019 (OTTAWA) Egg Farmers of Canada, Chicken Farmers of Canada, Turkey Farmers of Canada and Canadian Hatching Egg Producers are pleased to see that the Government of Canada has committed to continuing its work on the details of mitigation packages for poultry and egg farmers affected by the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for… Statement on Government Budget Announcement Chicken Farmers of Canada is currently reviewing the impact on the Canadian chicken industry of today’s budget announcement. As it stands, this announcement is effectively a re-hash of the 2015 commitments that followed initial TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) announcement, and does not include measures to address the impact of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). While we… CFC Announces Executive Committee for 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2019 (OTTAWA)—Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) is proud to announce the election of the 2019 Executive Committee. The elections followed the annual general meeting and the 15-member Board of Directors, made up of farmers and other stakeholders from the chicken industry, has chosen the following representatives: Benoît Fontaine, Chair (Stanbridge… USMCA Secures Greater U.S. Access to Canada Chicken Sector Ottawa, October 1, 2018 – With negotiations under the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) complete, and despite the fact Canada’s chicken sector is giving up additional access, chicken farmers are relieved that over a year of uncertainty over the future of the agricultural landscape in Canada is over. The USMCA makes fundamental changes to how… Animal Care Updates Deliver Science-Based Results September 27, 2018 (OTTAWA)—  Chicken farmers across Canada are rolling out the latest changes to the Raised by a Canadian Farmer Animal Care Program (ACP). The new ACP is enhanced in areas including the environment, bird monitoring and handling, as well as health care practices, and emergency management and preparedness. This reinforces the importance of having one national program implemented… Chicken Farmers of Canada is proud to announce the creation of the Young Farmers Program September 13, 2018 (OTTAWA)—  The goal of Chicken Farmers of Canada's Young Farmers Program is to bring together young farmers from across the country to learn about how the Canadian chicken industry works, and to share their experiences and knowledge, as well as to identify new leaders in the industry. Young chicken farmers from family farms across…