June 26, 2015 - TPP A Critical Trade Agreement for Canola FarmersFor Canadian canola farmers, Canada's involvement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is serious business. A TPP agreement that includes Canadian canola is a step forward; without, a dangerous slide in the opposite direction.
June 25, 2015 - Catherine Scovil Joins CCGA as Director of Government RelationsThe Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) is pleased to welcome Catherine Scovil as the new Director of Government Relations, effective July 6, 2015.
June 15, 2015 - Man Van to Increase Prostate Cancer Awareness at Farm Progress ShowThe Prostate Cancer Centre and CCGA are teaming up to increase awareness and early detection of prostate cancer for men in rural communities. From June 17 to 19, the Prostate Cancer Centre's Man Van will be at Farm Progress Show in Regina to operate their mobile testing clinic and talk about the importance of early detection. A five minute stop could save your life!
April 22, 2015 - Federal Budget Offers Trade and Taxation Benefits for Canola FarmersCanola farmers will benefit from several important trade and taxation initiatives that were announced in Tuesday’s federal budget.
April 1, 2015 - CCGA Begins Issuing 2015-16 Cash Advances Under an Improved Advance Payments ProgramThe Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) officially begins issuing cash advances today for the 2015-16 Advance Payments Program (APP). This year, there are changes to the program that will make it more convenient and flexible for farmers.
March 31, 2015 - CCGA Welcomes Increased Transparency on Rail Transportation IssuesThe Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) is encouraged by the government’s continued action to bring more transparency to the grain supply chain following Monday’s announcement by the government.
March 2, 2015 - Quebec Must Open to Canola-Blended Products as Ruling UpheldAn Appeal Panel under the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) have upheld a decision made last year that opens the Quebec market to canola-based dairy alternatives and creates new opportunities for processing and marketing Canadian-grown canola.
February 27, 2015 - Farmers to Receive Immediate Benefits from Agricultural Growth ActCanadian farmers will start benefiting almost immediately from changes included in Bill C-18, the Agricultural Growth Act. The Act received royal assent on February 25th and was officially announced today in Winnipeg by the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. The bill amends nine pieces of agriculture-related legislation, including those affecting seeds, fertilizers, feeds, and cash advances.
January 26, 2015 - Ag Transport Coalition Releases First Performance Measurement ReportThe Ag Transport Coalition has released its first-ever weekly performance measurement report. The weekly reports will play an important role in decision making; informing commercial decisions and serving as the basis for both short and long-term actions by government.
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