Bonnett retains CFA top job

OTTAWA — Ron Bonnett was re-elected president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture last week.

The cattle producer from Bruce Mines, Ont., has led the general farm organization since June 2010.

“I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish,” he told delegates at the organization’s annual general meeting.

“We have built credibility for the CFA. We have grown our influence with government.”

He pledged to continue building alliances and membership in the organization. The Canadian Forage and Grassland Association, Mushrooms Canada and the Canadian Seed Growers Association joined last year, and the Canadian Honey Council has just joined. Eighteen other organizations are now represented, along with the provincial general farm organizations.

Norm Hall from the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan was elected first vice-president. He replaces Humphrey Banack from the Alberta Federation of Agriculture.

Marcel Groleau from the Union Producteurs des Agricoles was unopposed in his bid to remain second vice-president.

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