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National Post Response 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… CFC Announces Executive Committee for 2015 (OTTAWA)—Chicken Farmers of Canada is proud to announce the election of the 2015 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: Dave Janzen, re-elected as Chair, has represented British Columbia as an… Globe and Mail Response I’m afraid Mr. McKenna is inadvertently advocating on behalf of foreign interests in his latest piece on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (Harper’s game risks losing billions in trade). By taking what the United States is saying at face value, McKenna is spreading their false claim that only supply management is holding up TPP talks. Here’s another… National Post Response Fascinating that the recent University of Manitoba report covered by the National Post (Supply management costs poor families five times more relative to household income) accuses dairy, poultry and egg products of being 23% more expensive in Canada than in the U.S.  In fact, the OECD and the Senate Committee on National Finance found the… National Post Reponse John Ivison’s comment piece (Moore trades tariff relief for discredited 1970s policies, December 10) on price differences between Canada and the United States takes an odd turn at the end, and suddenly spins up that old, tired recording claiming supply management is why dairy, poultry and egg products cost more here. So, I’ll hum the… Vancouver Sun Response To the Editor: Avian influenza is a challenging situation for Canadian poultry and egg farmers at the best of times.  When these farmers are further challenged by someone politicizing this crisis, then exploiting it to advance an agenda, it only gets worse (Industrialization of livestock farming to blame for avian flu outbreak, December 9). Canada’s… Globe and Mail Response To the Editor: The headline written for Barrie McKenna’s column (Nothing to crow about, chicken prices unfair, Nov. 24) is clever, but the piece itself plucks facts from questionable sources, hunts and pecks for spurious arguments and suggests that chicken is costing the consumer some big buck-buck-bucks. Nothing could be further from the truth. Canada’s… Chicken Farmers of Canada Signs New Allocation Agreement: New Chicken Agreement Encompasses Differential Growth (OTTAWA)—Chicken Farmers of Canada is proud to announce the signing of a new allocation agreement that will see 55% of future growth allocated based on provincial comparative advantage factors. This landmark agreement has been over six years in the making. Challenges, starts & stops, and roadblocks were ever present but, at the end of the… Winnipeg Free Press Response Graham Lane’s piece on price differences between Canada and the United States (For lower prices, end supply management, Nov. 14) accurately points to some of the causes behind the gap, but supply management is not one of them. The Senate Committee on National Finance’s report on the Canada-USA Price Gap concurs that higher transportation, fuel… The Hill Times Response An impassioned plea for the updating of farm animal transportation regulations is one thing, but slamming the government and carefully avoiding any reference to the constant care the poultry and egg industries pay to their birds is both unproductive and unacceptable. Using loaded language and heavy suggestion, the editorial crafts a vision of animal agriculture… CFC Applauds Government Funding Announcement Supporting Review of Poultry Code of Practice July 31, 2014 (OTTAWA) — Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) is extremely pleased with the Government of Canada’s announcement of new funding ($2.2 million) for the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC), the organization responsible for reviewing the national Codes of Practice for farm animals, via the Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC). NFACC’s members represent… Shoppers Can Now Buy Chicken Labelled “Raised by a Canadian Farmer” TORONTO, June 9 – Responding to growing demands from consumers to know where their food comes from, Chicken Farmers of Canada has introduced its “Raised by a Canadian Farmer”, a branding program showcasing the commitment of farmers to provide families with nutritious chicken raised to the highest standards of care, quality and freshness. The Raised… CFC Announces Executive Committee for 2014 March 19, 2014 (OTTAWA)—Chicken Farmers of Canada is proud to announce the election of the 2014 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: Dave Janzen, re-elected as Chair, has represented British… Canada’s Chicken Farmers Concerned with certain CETA provisions OTTAWA, ONTARIO (October 21, 2013) – Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) has significant concerns with certain provisions within the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) signed by Canada last Friday. Canada’s chicken industry is a sector that has benefitted every provincial economy and Canadian consumers for generations. “The Canadian chicken industry serves Canada well,” said Dave… Canadians LOVE Canadian Chicken! Survey results point to continued support for Canadian chicken farmers OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 24, 2013) – Canadians surveyed as part of the Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) 2013 Usage & Attitude Survey (U & A) have once again named chicken as their favourite meat! The survey, conducted every three years, examines consumption and perceptions about… Canada’s Swim Team promotes healthy eating, healthy lifestyles OTTAWA, ONTARIO (June 20, 2013) – One of the many positive benefits of the new Canada’s Swim Team initiative is a focus on healthy lifestyles, including healthy eating. Swimming Canada launched Canada’s Swim Team today, a new movement in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, Lifesaving Society Canada and the Canadian Medical Association that encourages… Hadfield Family “Back to Earth” Sandwich to Launch to Thousands on Canada Day FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, ONTARIO (June 17, 2013)— Colonel Chris Hadfield and  his family have developed the sandwich recipe for this year’s Great Canadian Chicken BBQ at Majors’ Hill Park on Canada Day! Hadfield, fresh from his mission as Commander of the International Space Station, and his family, have developed the “Back to Earth” chicken… Swimming Canada, Chicken Farmers of Canada partner to promote healthy lifestyles OTTAWA, ONTARIO (May 22, 2013) – Swimming Canada is proud to announce a unique new partnership with Chicken Farmers of Canada. Chicken Farmers of Canada is the national organization responsible for chicken raised and sold commercially in Canada. The organization, which represents Canadian farmers from coast to coast, is making a significant financial contribution to… CFC Announces Executive Committee for 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2013 (OTTAWA)—Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) is proud to announce the election of the 2013 Executive Committee. The elections followed the annual general meeting and the award ceremony yesterday morning where CFC was awarded with full federal, provincial and territorial government recognition for its On-Farm Food Safety Assurance Program (OFFSAP).… Chicken Farmers Demonstrate Commitment to Food Safety Chicken Farmers of Canada is the first commodity in Canada to be awarded full government recognition for its on-farm food safety assurance program FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, March 19, 2013 – Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) was awarded with full federal, provincial and territorial government recognition for its On-Farm Food Safety Assurance Program (OFFSAP) at its…