AgKnow to Launch Community Engagement Campaign February 2023

Resolution E1-19 Get ready folks, the much anticipated and requested Alberta approach to farm mental health is launching their first community engagement campaign this February 2023. Press packages, presentations, courses and professional development opportunities are in the works, and staff are starting to reach out to spread the news that AgKnow is now open for …

Estimated cost of weed control on neglected oil and gas well sites by municipalities needed by January 11, 2023

Resolution 1-21, In response to a request made by Minister Horner to the ASB Provincial Committee at their meeting on November 30, 2022, an email was sent to all ASBs asking for estimated costs associated with inspecting, monitoring and controlling weeds on neglected well sites. The deadline to submit costs through the attached survey link …

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 …

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 …

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 …