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 …

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 1-22: Vegetation Management on Alberta Provincial Highways

The Committee has received a response from the Minister of Transportation to resolution 1-22 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 …

Alberta Announces Extended Producer Responsibility Framework impacting Plastic Recycling

No current resolutions on Agriculture Plastic Recycling. This spring, the Alberta government announced its intention to pursue a "circular economy approach" to waste management through the development of "an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program that will reduce volume in our landfills and diversify the economy. Under this approach, the cost and management of recycling shifts …

ASBPC Organizational meeting Nov 22, 2021

The first official meeting of the new ASBPC occurred on November 22, 2021 in person at the Expo Centre in Edmonton just prior to the RMA conference. Organizational meeting results: Sebastian Dutrisac, councilor from Two Hills County and Northeast Region Representative was selected as Chair. Sebastian is the past president of the Association of Alberta …