ASB Connector E-newsletter from AFRED

Strengthening the relationship between the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Rural Economic Development and ASBs. Since July 2021, the province has been putting together the ASB Connector newsletter. The newsletter contains articles relevant to the ASB resolutions and other important topics. 4 additions have been distributed through the ASB Chair and AAAF email lists maintained …

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 …

Agroclimate Reporters Needed in East Central Alberta

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada uses a number of tools to monitor dry conditions (drought status) across Canada. The information gathered from these tools impacts when programs like the Livestock Tax Deferral program become available to producers. Currently AAFC does not have any reporters signed up for the agroclimate survey through a large portion of the …

Alberta Agriculture Response to Resolutions 2-22: Restoration of Alberta Agriculture Forestry and Rural Economic Development Regional Network of Experts, 1-22: Vegetation Management on Alberta Provincial Highways, and 5-22: Exemption of Natural Gas and Propane…

Resolution 2-22, Resolution 1-22, Resolution 5-22 The Committee has received a response from Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development for Resolutions 2-22, 1-22, and 5-22 and they are now posted on the website. Complete response from Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic DevelopmentDownload The ASBPC will met in April and identified three resolution …

Ag- Plastics Recycling highlighted this month

Spread the news... Cleanfarms and the Alberta Agricultural Plastics Recycling Group (APRG) are publishing a series of information articles for Alberta farmers to develop a shared understanding of the importance of used agricultural plastics resource management.A common theme throughout this monthly series is an exploration of how ag plastics, once used, can be recycled to reclaim the …

cleanfarms Updates the ASBPC on Resolution 2-21 Progress – UPDATE link to CleanFarms and map, date correction.

Resolution 2-21; Link to cleanfarms transition page The ASBPC received a letter from cleanfarms outlining the process and the three year transition plan for moving from municipal collection sites to agriculture retail collection sites. These changes will standardize how pesticide containers less than 23 L are collected across Canada. Knowing the size of your local …

Alberta’s Wild Boar Program Announcement

Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development officially announced their "Wild Boar Control program to eliminate" wild boar at large. Included in the announcement is a bounty of $75/pair of ears for the government approved trapper and landowner who is collaborating with the trapper. Hunters can also turn in ears to collect the $75/pair of …

Resolution Response 6-22: Amendments to the ASB Conference Resolution Rules of Procedure

The Committee has drafted a response to resolution 6-22 and it is now posted on the 2022 Resolutions page on our website.  Since 2020, the ASBPC has endeavored to adjust administrative processes for resolutions to make it easier for ASBs to provide feedback and have input into how resolutions are advanced. These changes have been made to …

Federal Response to Resolution 5-22: Exemption of Natural Gas and Propane for Agriculture under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act.

The Committee has received a response from Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to Resolution 5-22 and it is now posted on the website. Since 2020, the ASBPC has endeavored to adjust administrative processes for resolutions to make it easier for ASBs to provide feedback and have input into how resolutions are advanced. These changes have been …