The executive of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) has been acclaimed for 2023.
Keith Currie, from Ontario, will serve as president, replacing Mary Robinson, who stepped down from the role as president after four years.
Todd Lewis, past president of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) was acclaimed 1st vice-, and president Pierre Lampron, of the Dairy Farmers of Canada, joins the executive as the acclaimed 2nd vice- president.
“It’s an honour to work on behalf of Saskatchewan’s farmers at the national stage,” Lewis says. “Saskatchewan’s leadership in Canadian agriculture is dynamic, growing, and evolving. We are innovation and environmental leaders in our farm management practices and representing Saskatchewan’s perspective on the national stage is tremendously important and I am deeply humbled to have been chosen.”
A great group of leaders to represent Canadian agriculture. We look forward to working with all of you to ensure a strong, productive future for Canada’s agri-food sector #CFAAGM23 https://t.co/2XP18QLYfD
— Ontario Federation of Agriculture (@OntarioFarms) March 7, 2023
The CFA annual general meeting is happening this week in Ottawa. Twenty-five resolutions passed with strong support of the CFA membership, with one being sent back to the board for final wording.
One of those resolutions includes calling on the CFA to work with member organizations to examine and support the development of a national cost-shared insurance programming for livestock, including the potential development of a cow/calf production insurance program. Also on the list of resolutions, a push for exempting farmers from the Underused Housing Tax, more transparency on GST paid on carbon tax, and a focus on developing fertilizer production in Eastern Ontario.