We would like to advise you of an announcement today regarding access to the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) to businesses currently operating through personal bank accounts.
Today the Government of Canada announced greater flexibility and extension of the application deadline for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA).
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, announced that the application deadline for the CEBA program is extended from August 31 to October 31, 2020. In addition, the government indicated that they are working closely with financial institutions to make the CEBA program available to those with qualifying payroll or non-deferrable expenses that have so far been unable to apply due to not operating from a business banking account. Further details on these changes will be released in coming days, including a new business account opening process through which qualifying businesses will be able to apply.
In addition, Minister Freeland also announced that the Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) has been extended to June 2021.
For more information, please see the News release on the Department of Finance Canada Webpage.
As some of you are aware there chlamydia vaccine from the Colorado Serum company is on backorder until at least September.
However, we have just heard from the CFIA that you can apply to import the Laboratorios Hipra Chlamydia abortus + Salmonella abortus vaccine. The trade name for the product is INMEVA.
The product info sheet is at the following:
This info sheet was prepared for UK and Ireland licencing and does not necessarily reflect the text on the unlicensed vaccine to be considered for emergency importation.
Should you need more information or have questions, please let us know.
OTTAWA — Farmers, growers and producers need to tap into current agricultural support programs to help with the fallout from COVID-19 before any more money can flow from the Liberal government, federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says.
Bibeau said there are billions of dollars available via the risk-management programs that have long existed to help the industry during times of crisis, and if farmers don’t apply for those funds, it hurts her ability to make the case for more aid around the cabinet table.
New expectations for operators have been posted on the CFIA website about preventing and responding to COVID-19 in establishments regulated by CFIA.
The document outlines steps that the CFIA expects operators to take to address exposure risks for both the establishment and CFIA employees.
This document is not intended for meat slaughter and processing establishments. Separate CFIA guidance about preventing and responding to COVID-19 in meat slaughter and processing establishments exists.
It is important in these uncertain times that sheep producers have a safety net to protect against economic downturns. The NSN has been working hard through their active membership in the CFA to help craft a BRM plan that will work for all sheep producers. We believe that our industry cannot thrive without economic stability and thank all the CFA participants for working hard to promote changes that will benefit all of agriculture. We encourage you to read the updates we will be sharing to stay informed of any impending changes.
As the COVID 19 pandemic continues to unfold, we remain committed to providing producers with as much information as possible and hope to minimize the impact on farmers.
We are reaching out to other industry stakeholders and continue to monitor the situation and will work with partners across the industry to manage any potential disruption.
NSN staff are all equipped to work from home and so, from our perspective, it is business as usual.
For up-to-date, local information, contact the public health unit in your community. Find more information about the current outbreak at:
Additional services have been provided by the Canadian Federation of Agriculture:
The Canadian Agriculture Human Resource Corporation: