Estimated cost of weed control on neglected oil and gas well sites by municipalities needed by January 11, 2023

Resolution 1-21, In response to a request made by Minister Horner to the ASB Provincial Committee at their meeting on November 30, 2022, an email was sent to all ASBs asking for estimated costs associated with inspecting, monitoring and controlling weeds on neglected well sites. The deadline to submit costs through the attached survey link …

Meeting with the Jason Hale, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation

ASBPC Meeting November 7, 2022: delegation DM Jason Hale and ADM John Conrad. The ASBPC held their annual organizational meeting and met with the newly appointed Deputy Minister (DM) Jason Hale, and longstanding ASB supporter Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) John Conrad at the Edmonton Convention Centre on the first day of the RMA 2023 Fall …

Federal Response to Resolution 5-22: Exemption of Natural Gas and Propane for Agriculture under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act.

The Committee has received a response from Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to Resolution 5-22 and it is now posted on the 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 changes have been …

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 …

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 …