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. Resolution 1-17 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 …

Federal Government Climate Programs Announced

Natural Climate Solutions programs for remote, rural, urban and suburban projects that plant trees, increase biodiversity and preserve or restore natural ecosystems. Late in 2020 the Federal government released the new Healthy Environment, Healthy Economy plan followed by several spending announcements that had implications for municipalities and farmers. Yesterday a series of program announcements from …

Champions of Agriculture Public Outreach Program

Request for Applications "Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is looking for an approachable and energetic organization to help tell the story of Alberta’s agriculture industry and the safe and healthy foods grown and produced here. The right organization will play an important role in helping Alberta consumers navigate thecomplex and contradictory information in the media, online …