Poultry farmers say trade response for the birds

They want the federal government to take a bigger-picture view of helping them to adjust to market losses.
Manitoba Co-operator
May 02, 2019
By Manitoba Co-operator
Chicken, turkey and egg producers say a big hit is coming and the federal government needs to help them adapt.

They’re facing increased imports allowed under a series of trade deals negotiated by the federal government and say a big-picture approach is needed.

That was the message Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC), Turkey Farmers of Can­ada (TFC), Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) and Canadian Hatching Egg Producers (CHEP) had for the Senate agriculture committee inquiry into the impact of the new NAFTA and Pacific trade deals.

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