Fleet incentives available for OFA members at Chrysler
December 12, 2013
Are you an OFA member looking to purchase a new farm truck? Visit your local Chrysler dealership and ask about the OFA Fleet Discount Program.
OFA member offer: Chrysler Canada offers fleet incentives on their remaining 2013 and brand new 2014 models. The OFA Fleet Discount program provides exclusive savings to OFA members on the purchase of 2013 and 2014 Chrysler Dodge & Jeep fleet vehicles. These discounts are only available for fleet purchases under the OFA Fleet Discount Program.
To successfully access the program, OFA members will need to:
Provide their local Chrysler dealership with their OFA membership card, HST number and the OFA Fleet Administration Number (FAN) G4369.
Find the Chrysler make and model of your choice and view your savings using the 2014 OFA Fleet Discount/Concessions list.
For more information, please contact OFA Member Relations at 1-800-668-3276.
Chrysler Foundation & Ram Truck Canada partner with 4-H Canada to provide scholarships
The Chrysler Foundation and Ram Truck Canada have partnered with 4-H Canada to provide $100,000 in scholarships. The $100,000 will be distributed in the form of $1,000 scholarships to 100 individuals in celebration of the 4-H youth organization’s 100th anniversary. This marks the highest numbers of scholarships provided in a single year in 4-H’s history. For more information about the scholarship opportunities, click here.
Kick start your holiday shopping with 20% off at TSC Stores
December 6, 2013
The holiday season has arrived. If you’re looking for gifts for the family why not kick start your holiday shopping with 20% off all regular priced items at TSC Stores. TSC Stores is offering this special discount exclusively to OFA members between December, 6 and December 24, 2013.
To receive this exclusive offer simply present your OFA membership card at the cash register at your local TSC. For more details, see the TSC flyer.
Visit TSC Stores for all your farm product needs.
Farm loss deductions unfairly penalize farmers
December 4, 2013
Farming in Canada is being treated unfairly by the federal government in its recent interpretation of Section 31 of the Income Tax Act. This regressive interpretation, outlined in the 2013 budget, means farmers cannot offset losses from one business or source of income against profits from another. No other business in Canada is treated this way.
For young farmers and other new entrants, this makes for a difficult financing situation. New farmers typically rely heavily on off-farm income to cover costs of financing and subsidize working capital.
Nearly 25% of the farming sector is expected to retire in the next 10 years. The federal government’s revision of Section 31 will make it much harder to attract the next generation of Canadian farmers.
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), in conjunction with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, is lobbying the federal government to maintain the Craig interpretation. We encourage members to show their support for this lobby effort by sending a letter to their Member of Parliament (MP) and key decision-makers within the government.
Tell your MP that the revision to Section 31 of the federal Income Tax Act as stated in the federal government’s 2013 budget-implementation bill (Bill C4) is inequitable to agriculture in Canada, putting our sector at a distinct disadvantage. Voice your support at actnow.ofa.on.ca.