Taking Farm Safety to the Next Level

Dan Trottier from AgSafe Alberta joined producers today to hold a Farm Safety Workshop for producers in Strathmore. This workshop covered topics including Farm Safety Management Systems, Confined Space Awareness, H2S Awareness, and Emergency Response Planning. Twenty-five Alberta Pork producers attended Dan’s workshop. Dan Trottier is passionate about safety, and he wants to bring his…

The Farm Energy Agri-Processing (FEAP) Program Opens Today

FEAP is a combination of two discontinued Growing Forward II programs: On-Farm Energy Management Program and the Accelerating Agricultural Innovation Program. The Farm Energy and Agri-Processing Program shares costs with the agriculture and agri-processing sector on energy efficiency investments. The program is designed to encourage energy management which will result in cost savings, energy conservation, and ultimately, reduced greenhouse gas…

Success in Containing PEDv

Town Hall Recap for August 10 There has only been one new PEDv positive farm since the last Town Hall on July 19th. PEDv has not been eliminated, but Biosecurity protocols have been working to prevent a massive spread of PEDv across the western provinces. Dr. Glen Duizer noted today that this single instance of disease spread in the past few…

Recap of July 19 PEDv Town Hall

Dr. Glen Duizer from the Chief Veterinarian’s office of Manitoba Agriculture joined us Wednesday to discuss the recent spread of PEDv in Manitoba. Thank you Dr. Duizer for sharing your knowledge. Thank you as well to everyone that could tune in to hear them speak. His presentation was filled with excellent information, but we’ve put together…

Producer operation

AgCoalition expresses concern over the Government of Alberta’s process in introducing Bill 17

The AgCoalition is expressing concern over the Government of Alberta’s process in introducing the Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act (Bill 17). Introduced on May 24 and passed earlier [Tuesday], Bill 17 has the potential to seriously disrupt the agriculture sector’s unique culture of cooperation and family-style relationships between employees and employers. Bill 17 includes a…

Curious crowd

Ottawa, provinces sign internal free trade agreement

From Robert Arnason – The Western Producer For years, Canada pursued and successfully completed a free trade deal with Europe. Now, after decades of complaints about interprovincial barriers, the federal government and provinces have agreed upon a new deal for internal trade. On Friday morning, the governments unveiled what is being called the Canadian Free…