Response from Minister Dreeshen Regarding Impacts of Agriculture and Forestry Changes on ASBs

Follow up to December 17 blog "Impacts of Changes in Alberta Agriculture and Forestry on ASBs" In November the ASB Provincial Committee met with Minister Dreeshen and as part of the discussion brought up some of the impacts of recent realignment of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. The Minister asked the Committee to follow …

PMRA Response to 3-21 and 4-21 Requests for Strychnine Registration Extension in Alberta

The ASB Provincial Committee received a response from Peter Brandr, the Executive Director of the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) this week in response to Resolution 3-21: An Effective Solution for Control of Richardson Ground Squirrels in Alberta and Resolution 4-21: Registration of 2% Liquid Strychnine. Peter reiterates the roll of PMRA to re evaluate …

Provincial ASB Conference 2021

The ASB Provincial Committee would like to commend the North East Region for the successful execution of the first ever virtual Provincial ASB Conference on January 21, 2021. Special thanks for the time and effort put into including the Ministers Forum attended by Minister Devin Dreeshen, Assistant Deputy Minister Tom Loo for Transportation, and Assistant Deputy Minister Ethan …

Endpoint Royalty Update

Two resolutions, on royalties on farm saved seed. E2-19 & 9-21 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada carried out consultations across Canada in 2018 on royalties and has yet to conclude which if any royalty collection system will be implemented. However they did open the door for industry lead initiatives. In February 2020 an industry lead seed …