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New Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Hatching Eggs, Breeders, Chickens, and Turkeys June 15, 2016 (Ottawa) - The Chicken Farmers of Canada, Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council, Turkey Farmers of Canada, Canadian Hatching Egg Producers and the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) are pleased to announce the release of the revised Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Hatching Eggs, Breeders, Chickens, and Turkeys.… We’re Holding out for an #MPChickenHero June 1, 2016 (Ottawa) - Every community has its own superheroes. This summer, our MPs could be heroes – and the only super powers required are those of extreme sandwich-making. As National Sponsors of Canada Day for the 24th year, Chicken Farmers of Canada serves nearly 10,000 sandwiches every year on July 1st on Parliament Hill at… McDonald’s Announcement In Keeping with Chicken Industry Direction on Antibiotic Use October 26, 2015 (Ottawa) – The announcement of McDonald's Canada regarding the company’s direction on chicken raised without the use of antibiotics of human importance is consistent with the overall direction of the Canadian chicken industry and plays a role in advancing Canada’s ongoing, long-term Antimicrobial Use (AMU) Strategy. Recent announcements, such as that by… TPP with a Side of Chicken: Chicken Farmers of Canada Reacts to TPP Decision Ottawa, October 6, 2015 - While Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) is disappointed with the additional access that Canada had to concede to secure a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, we recognize that this historic TPP agreement is seen as an important benefit to the Canadian economy for years to come. “The key part of yesterday’s announcement… Draft Poultry Code of Practice Released for Public Comment (Ottawa) 5 October 2015 – The Chicken Farmers of Canada, Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council Turkey Farmers of Canada, Canadian Hatching Egg Producers and the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) are pleased to announce the launch of the public comment period on the draft Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of… Farmers Continue to Fight False Information About Supply Management Ottawa, September 30 – Canadian farmers have endured a long-running and concerted attack on the system that brings Canadians the dairy, poultry and egg products they trust. As the pressure mounts to conclude the TPP negotiations in Atlanta this week, Canada’s dairy, poultry and egg farmers are hearing an increasing amount of rhetoric and misinformation… Sun Media: July 2015 David Akin overlooks key facts when he advises voters to oppose supply management. (Progressive voters should reject wealthy farmer subsidy, July 23) Supply management doesn’t increase consumer prices or comprise a regressive ‘tax on the poor’. Retailers set retail prices, accounting for factors like brand positioning and logistics. That’s why prices for the same product… Supply management: Canadians deserve to keep it With all the rhetoric our Trans-Pacific Partnership partners have engaged in, it’s no surprise that there are calls for supply management’s abolition, despite its 40-year track record of providing fair returns for farmers and fresh, high-quality food raised in Canada for consumers at competitive prices. But the system should be maintained. Under supply management, farmers… The Globe and Mail: July 2015 Contrary to recent media reports about the relationship between the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Canada’s system of supply management, the abolition of supply management is, in fact, a lose-lose scenario for Canadians. Canada’s supply management system is in place for a reason; it provides stability for farmers and consumers. Every dollar a farmer spends supports a… Vancouver Sun: July 2015 Despite a long track record of negotiating trade deals while retaining supply management, pundits from across the country insist that the only way to assist Canadian export sectors is to provide greater access to our domestic poultry, egg and dairy industries by abolishing the supply management system. This is a narrow and defeatist view. Supply… The Globe and Mail – June 2015 Think-tanks and idealists often speak highly of the benefits of deregulation – but the real world shows that abolition is risky at best. Deregulation of agriculture in Australia has not benefited consumers, it has simply granted retailers the market power to squeeze farmers for every penny, while charging consumers prices that are markedly higher than prices in Canada. Dairy prices are soaring in New Zealand despite a plummeting world price. This is because retailers – not farmers – set the retail price of food. And retailers are always going to charge what the market will bear irrespective of how much they’re paying at the farmgate. Supply management guarantees… Sun Media – June 2015 Supply management has nothing to do with retail prices. Retailers charge what they think the market will bear. They set the price for food — and for everything else — for many reasons, including retailer competition and specials to get consumers in the store. Dismantling supply management in no way guarantees any savings. For example,… The Globe and Mail – May / June 2015 It’s as regular as the seasons – trade talks ramp up, and so do the calls from think-tanks and researchers for the end of supply management. It’s time for these bodies to stop hiding behind theories and rhetoric and tackle the issue out here in the real world. Supply management exists to solve a very… National Post – April 2015 The National Post’s recent article (Time to assert our power, April 9), suggests that it’s impossible to sign a significant international trade agreement while maintaining supply management. History proves otherwise. The Government of Canada has successfully negotiated twelve trade agreements with 43 countries since 1994 and all of these have opened up new markets, improved… National Post – April 2015 John Ivison needs to check his facts when reporting on supply management (PM faces ‘big game’ in Asian trade, April 28). He implies that the cross-party support that supply management enjoys only exists on its face, and that political parties will be itching to remove it if it means entry to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Nothing could be further from the truth. Supply management enjoys support from… Statement By Canada’s Dairy, Poultry and Egg on state of Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations Ottawa, July 31st 2015 - On behalf of Canada’s supply-managed farmers and their families, we wish to express that it is unfortunate given the continued business uncertainty, that the Ministerial meeting in Maui, Hawaii did not yield the highly anticipated, significant 12-country trade deal. It became clear to the Canadian delegation in Hawaii, which included… Farmers Fight False Information about Supply Management Ottawa, July 28 - For months, Canadian farmers have endured a concerted attack on the system that brings Canadians the dairy, poultry and egg products they trust. As the pressure to conclude the TPP negotiations in Hawaii this week mounts, so does rhetoric and the proliferation of misperceptions surrounding supply management through certain attacks in… Chicken Farmers Announces National Sponsorship of Canada Day in Ottawa for the 23rd Year Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) has announced that it will serve as National Sponsor of Canada Day in the nation’s capital. This will be the 23rd year as National Sponsor for this organization, which represents Canada’s 2,700 chicken farmers across all provinces in Canada. At a press conference yesterday, alongside Canadian Heritage Minister, Shelly Glover,… Canadian dairy, poultry and eggs farmers continue to support the Canadian government position in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations OTTAWA, May 26, 2015 - The pace of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations has accelerated over the past few weeks and they are entering their most critical phase to-date. We appreciate the Canadian government's ongoing support for Canada's supply managed sectors and commend its efforts to promote and defend the Canadian dairy, poultry and egg… Chicken Farmers of Canada supports government announcement on antimicrobial initiative Chicken Farmers of Canada applauds the Government of Canada for the taking a leadership role on the issue of antimicrobial resistance and for announcing plans to strengthen antimicrobial stewardship controls. The Honourable Rona Ambrose, federal Minister of Health, announced Friday that the Canadian government would be proposing amendments to the Food and Drug regulations to…