Producers eye foreign worker reforms

While the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) can help Canadian pork producers and their staff, employers who rely on the program report many frustrations. Farmers often find a drawn-out application process. In fact, applicants can wait six to eight months before they can hire for the role. “Without the foreign worker program, we would be…

Farmers react to new provincial OHS regulations

Alberta’s farmers have illustrated their continued commitment to farm safety by working with the Government of Alberta (GOA) to provide grassroots feedback on the new occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations proposed in the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act. The AgCoalition, which Alberta Pork belongs to, represents 97 per cent of farmers…

Alberta Pork Message on Pork Recall

A recent investigation by Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has associated E. coli O157:H7 with some pork products. To view the most up to date list of recalled products, please visit this link. Alberta Pork, along with all the members of the value chain, recognize food safety and public…

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…