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 …

Input into Federal regulations that have implications to farming and pesticide use.

There are two campaigns open right now opposing regulation changes that will affect pesticide regulations (including strychnine) and the fair marketing for beef that may interest ASBs and the producers they represent.   Don't Label My Beef https://www.dontlabelmybeef.ca/  This campaign allows anyone to support the Canadian beef industries fight to keep health warning labels off …

Federal Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland Response to Resolution 5-22 : Exemption of natural gas and propane for agriculture under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act

Better late than never..... Resolution 5-22 The ASBPC received two letters of response from Minister Chrystia Freeland to Resolution 5-22. Deadline for response was April 8, so these responses were not considered in the ASBPC grades distributed to ASBs on May 31. Any ASB that would like to amend their grade after reviewing the response …

Building the relationship between RDAR (Results Driven Agriculture Research) and ASBs

CEO and Chair meet with the ASBPC to talk about operations and projects; Resolution 2-22; On May 16, 2022 the ASBPC was pleased to host a delegation from Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR). CEO Mark Redmond, and board chair David Chalack attended on behalf of RDAR and shared a presentation about the organization and the …

ASB Connector E-newsletter from AFRED **UPDATE**

Strengthening the relationship between the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Rural Economic Development and ASBs. **Anyone can now subscribe to the ASB E-Connector Newsletter through an online submission form on the Alberta.ca website. The link to the submission form is now available on the ASB E-Connector page on this website's menu.*** Since July 2021, the …

Bill C206 and Bill C234 – Exemption of propane and natural gas from the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act

Resolution 5-22; Resolution 10-21; Bill C206 is a private members bill introduced in September 2020, and has been reinstated into this session. This bill would update the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act so that the definition of "qualifying farming fuel means a type of fuel that is gasoline, light fuel oil, marketable natural gas, propane or …