CAP to be replaced by SCAP and RALP; includes changes to the Business Risk Management programs.

Objectives of the new Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (SCAP) are now available and online consultations are open until October 2022. Resolution E1-20 SCAP summary of key facts. Recently the federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers met to discuss objectives for the new Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (SCAP) framework, that will commence on April 1, 2023.  …

Waterfowl Crop Damage Prevention Program

Garret McKen is a Junior Biologist with the Alberta Conservation Association who has recently became the Provincial Coordinator for the Waterfowl Crop Damage Prevention Program. This program is designed to discourage crop depredation by waterfowl by providing propane powered scare cannons to farmers through the Agricultural Service Boards. One of the deliverables each year consists …

Update progress on Bill C234 – Exemption of propane and natural gas from the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act

On May 18, Bill C234 completed its second reading in the House of Commons and was referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food (AGRI). June 16, AGRI conducted a meeting regarding the Bill and the minutes and recording can be found here. the following link. The Bill has not proceeded past this step. …

Update on the Federal, Provincial, Territorial Ministers of Agriculture meeting in July (New Ag Policy Framework)

Minister Horner provided the following update: At our July meeting in Saskatoon, the federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture came to an agreement-in-principle on a new framework that will replace the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP).  I want to share the communique and backgrounder from the meeting, along with some highlights about the new Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (SCAP) Framework. …

Ongoing changes at the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA)

Resolution 3-21, Resolution 4-21, Resolution 1-19, "The Health Canada¬†Pest Management Regulatory Agency¬†(PMRA) is responsible for pesticide regulation in Canada. Created in 1995, this branch of Health Canada consolidates the resources and responsibilities for pest management regulation." Canada.ca.../PMRA PMRA operates under the Pest Control Products Act, Health Canada to register and reevaluate pesticides, and promote sustainable …

Wild Boar Update

Every municipality can participate in the Wild Boar Control Program by extending information to their rate payers about the impacts of Wild Boar at large, and making landowners aware of the control programs and compensation available for damage to crops through the Wildlife Damage Compensation Program run by AFSC. There are currently 24 municipalities with …