Update on the Federal, Provincial, Territorial Ministers of Agriculture meeting in July (New Ag Policy Framework)

Minister Horner provided the following update: At our July meeting in Saskatoon, the federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture came to an agreement-in-principle on a new framework that will replace the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP).  I want to share the communique and backgrounder from the meeting, along with some highlights about the new Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (SCAP) Framework. …

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 …

Wild Boar Update

Every municipality can participate in the Wild Boar Control Program by extending information to their rate payers about the impacts of Wild Boar at large, and making landowners aware of the control programs and compensation available for damage to crops through the Wildlife Damage Compensation Program run by AFSC. There are currently 24 municipalities with …

Input into Federal regulations that have implications to farming and pesticide use.

There are two campaigns open right now opposing regulation changes that will affect pesticide regulations (including strychnine) and the fair marketing for beef that may interest ASBs and the producers they represent.   Don't Label My Beef https://www.dontlabelmybeef.ca/  This campaign allows anyone to support the Canadian beef industries fight to keep health warning labels off …

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 …