Feds Launch Next Agriculture Policy Framework Consultations

Alberta's CAP program ends March 2023 The Agriculture Policy Framework is the $300 billion federal investment in agriculture programs across Canada, and where the funds for the current CAP and previous Growing Forward program received their federal funding. The Alberta CAP programs are going through redesign changes and according to their website, should open up …

Advancing resolutions with the Agriculture and Forestry Department

ASBPC meets with ADM John Conrad and ED Jake Kotowich On May 25th the ASBPC was pleased to welcome John Conrad, ADM of the Primary Agriculture Division, and Jake Kotowich, Executive Director of the Crop Health and Assurance Branch to their regular meeting. This is the first time since October 9, 2020 that the Committee …

Fusarium Free Labels

Resolution 5-21 - Opportunity to provide input On May 19, 2021 the Agricultural Service Board Provincial Committee received a response to resolution 5-21 from the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food regarding the request to add a "Fusarium graminearum Free" label to seed after it is cleaned. The response indicates that the Canadian …

Highways and Weeds

Timely reminders for the upcoming growing season. The ASBPC recently met with Darren Davidson, Regional Director and Rob Huston, Operations Manager with Alberta Transportation to discuss plans for the upcoming field season. Here are a few things to keep in mind as weeds start popping up along Alberta's highways this summer: Contractors require a work …