Biosecurity is an ongoing, timeless challenge

Since the beginning of time, humans have faced security challenges related to protecting themselves, their families and their property. Be it security against other humans, animals or the environment, each problem is mirrored by an opportunity to proactively prevent threats. The hog industry is no stranger to this phenomenon. For us, one of the subtler…

PED town hall details investigation progress

Alberta Pork and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry hosted a town hall teleconference on May 14 for over 70 producers and industry partners, related to ongoing investigation of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) in our province, including progress to date. Alberta Pork continues to work closely with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry to prevent the disease from spreading…

Hot Chefs Cool Beats takes over Edmonton food scene

In support of the High School Culinary Challenge (HSCC), Hot Chefs Cool Beats—a unique celebration of local food, drink and art—attracted a lot of attention to the Mosaic Centre in south Edmonton on April 25. The HSCC is an annual competition for Edmonton-and-area high school culinary students—the up-and-coming faces of the local food scene. The…

Provincial election 2019: your results

The latest Alberta provincial election took place on April 16, 2019. The overall result was a United Conservative Party victory with 63 of 87 total seats in the Legislative Assembly, forming a majority government. Leading up to the election, Alberta Pork covered electoral boundary changes, constituency characteristics, issues and candidates. What do the results mean…

Provincial election 2019: candidate profiles

The next Alberta provincial election will take place on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. With each election cycle comes the possibility of new representatives and electoral boundary changes. Which candidate in your constituency best represents the interest of agriculture? Learn more about the election issues. Taken together, all constituencies in Calgary (including Airdrie-East) and Edmonton (including…

Provincial election 2019: know your issues

The next Alberta provincial election will take place on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. For producers, the next election is an opportunity for the interests of agriculture to reinforced by voting for your local candidate with the strongest background and most favourable policy positions in this area. Alberta Pork has previously covered electoral boundary changes and…

PED town hall provides investigative insights

Alberta Pork and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry hosted a town hall teleconference on March 13 for over 150 producers and industry partners, related to the discovery and investigation of the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus in our province this year. Alberta Pork continues to work closely with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry to prevent the disease…