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April 1, 2016 - CCGA Providing Farmers Access to Spring Cash Flow as New Advance Payments Program Year Begins
The Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) officially begins issuing cash advances today for the 2016-17 Advance Payments Program (APP).
February 26, 2016 - Statement Regarding the CTA Review Report
The Canadian Canola Growers Association is pleased to see that Transport Minister Marc Garneau has tabled the CTA Review Report in Parliament.
The over 500-page, two-volume report is complex, with many interconnecting issues discussed throughout the document. As a result, considerable time will be needed to fully review the recommendations and assess their potential impact for farmers.

February 4, 2016 - Canola Farmers See TPP Signing as a Critical Step to Growing Exports
Yesterday’s signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in New Zealand is a progressive step for canola farmers reliant on exports. The official signing by Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Trade Minister, and her 11 counterparts from across the Pacific region, is the first formal step in the member states reaching ratification of the agreement.


January 20, 2016 - Raising Awareness about Rural Men's Health at FarmTech
A quick visit to the Man Van could change your life! The Prostate Cancer Centre and Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) are teaming up to increase awareness of early prostate cancer detection and the importance of men’s health in rural communities. 


November 5, 2015 - Canola Farmers Ready to Work with New Cabinet on Priority Issues
Canada’s canola farmers welcome Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Cabinet to Ottawa following the swearing in ceremonies yesterday.
  “As the national association representing Canada’s canola farmers, we look forward to working with the new government on priority issues that are significant to our farms,” says Brett Halstead, President of CCGA; “this includes trade, transportation and science-based policy making.”


October 5, 2015 - TPP Agreement a Win for Canadian Canola Farmers
Today’s conclusion of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a big achievement for canola farmers in Canada. The agreement announced today by the 12 member countries means Canadian canola will compete on equal footing with other oilseed-producing countries in the TPP.


September 30, 2015 - Farmers harvest canola as the future of their exports await a TPP conclusion
As canola farmers across Canada hustle to wrap up their harvest, they are closely following the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in Atlanta this week. The outcome will have crucial implications on the crop they harvest in the coming years.


June 26, 2015 - TPP A Critical Trade Agreement for Canola Farmers
For 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 Relations
The 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 Show
The 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 Farmers
Canola 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 Program
The 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 Issues
The 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 Upheld
An 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 Act
Canadian 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 Report
The 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.