Provincial Committee Meets with Minister Horner

January 25, 2022; Resolution 6-20, Resolution 9-20, Resolution 2-19, Resolution E1-19, The ASBPC was pleased to finally host the Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Rural Economic Development for dinner just prior to his opening remarks that the in person Provincial ASB Conference this January. “I don’t recall a more productive and positive discussion with a …

Resolution Response 3-22: Celebrate Canada Agriculture Day in Alberta Schools (Feb. 22, 2022)

The Committee has received a response from the Minister of Education to resolution 3-22 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 …

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 …

CleanFarms Update at the 2022 Provincial ASB Conference

Update to Resolution 2-21: Pesticide Container Collection Program CleanFarms' Alberta Program Advisor, Davin Johnson provided an update related to Resolution 2-21: Pesticide Container Collection Program on January 27th of the Provincial ASB Conference in Edmonton. Below is a written post from Davin to share with the broader ASB audience. Cleanfarms has announced a three-year plan …

A Made in Alberta Response to Farm Mental Health

Update from the Alberta Farm Mental Health Network, Resolution E1-19 The Alberta Farm Mental Health Network (Network) continues to push forward and explore the rural landscape of mental health supports. Since our last update we have met with over 25 different associations, government programs, private mental health practitioners, researchers, media and even some farmers. The …

Weeds on Abandoned Wellsites Working Group – scope expanded to include “bad actors”

December 10, 2021 meeting, Resolution 1-21, After the first meeting on September 20, 2021, it became clear that the issues extended beyond wellsites that were abandoned and moving into the Orphan Well program, to those with active licensees that were non compliant. It was decided that the Farmers Advocate should also be added to the …

ASB Participation in Agriculture Plastics Recycling- Updated

The ASBs have been active advocators for a permanent agriculture plastics recycling program and have passed many provincial resolutions on this topic. Recently the government of Alberta announced their plans to build a circular economy for single use plastics and paper by introducing legislation that opens the door for what is called an Extended Producer …

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 …