Federal election 2019: results analysis

Overview The latest Canadian federal election took place on October 21, 2019. The overall result was a Liberal victory with 156 of 338 total seats in Parliament, forming a minority government. Leading up to the election, Alberta Pork covered international trade markets, business risk management, African Swine Fever preparedness, general agriculture policy, constituency characteristics and…

Federal election 2019: agriculture policy

Overview The next Canadian federal election will take place on Monday, October 21, 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. Approaching the upcoming election, Alberta Pork has previously…

Federal election 2019: candidate profiles

Overview The next Canadian federal election will take place on Monday, October 21, 2019. With each election cycle comes the possibility of new representatives. Taken together, all strictly urban constituencies in Calgary and Edmonton (excluding Edmonton-Wetaskiwin) comprise 17 of the province’s 34 federal constituencies. Some constituencies overlap sizeable urban areas but are large enough to…

Federal election 2019: African Swine Fever

Overview The next Canadian federal election will take place on Monday, October 21, 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. Approaching the upcoming election, Alberta Pork has previously…

Federal election 2019: business risk management

Overview The next Canadian federal election will take place on Monday, October 21, 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. Approaching the upcoming election, Alberta Pork has previously…

Eco-friendly tech helps farms offset carbon and costs

An Alberta pork producer is taking a large environmentally sustainable leap, thanks to a new heat recovery unit that will help improve operational profitability and self-reliance. The new unit adds to the producer’s existing suite of carbon-neutralizing tools, which includes conservation cropping to earn “tillage credits.” Cogeneration, or combined heat and power (CHP), is the…