PMRA Response to 3-21 and 4-21 Requests for Strychnine Registration Extension in Alberta

The ASB Provincial Committee received a response from Peter Brandr, the Executive Director of the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) this week in response to Resolution 3-21: An Effective Solution for Control of Richardson Ground Squirrels in Alberta and Resolution 4-21: Registration of 2% Liquid Strychnine. Peter reiterates the roll of PMRA to re evaluate …

Provincial ASB Conference 2021

The ASB Provincial Committee would like to commend the North East Region for the successful execution of the first ever virtual Provincial ASB Conference on January 21, 2021. Special thanks for the time and effort put into including the Ministers Forum attended by Minister Devin Dreeshen, Assistant Deputy Minister Tom Loo for Transportation, and Assistant Deputy Minister Ethan …

Endpoint Royalty Update

Two resolutions, on royalties on farm saved seed. E2-19 & 9-21 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada carried out consultations across Canada in 2018 on royalties and has yet to conclude which if any royalty collection system will be implemented. However they did open the door for industry lead initiatives. In February 2020 an industry lead seed …

Impacts of Changes in Alberta Agriculture and Forestry on ASBs

Feedback submitted on behalf of the 69 ASBs The ASB Provincial Committee was pleased to meet with Minister Devin Dreeshen on November 23, 2020. During the meeting the Minister encouraged the Committee to email him any concrete examples of issues that have arisen from the changes in the ministry. After seeking feedback from the ASBs …