Team Alberta held a conference call this morning with Agriculture and Forestry Minister Oneil Carlier and senior officials from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and Alberta Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) to stress the need for immediate intervention into the dire situation with unharvested crops around the province.
Team Alberta will meet with the province’s agriculture minister and representatives from the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) this Wednesday to request immediate action regarding approximately one million unharvested acres still sitting in farmers’ fields throughout the province.
Team Alberta, along with the Grain Growers of Canada, were in Ottawa last week meeting with various parliamentarians to discuss priorities for Alberta grain farmers to ensure a viable and profitable crop sector.
The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) warns the Federal Government that eliminating deferred cash purchase tickets for grain sales as outlined in the federal budget released last Wednesday would severely hurt farmers’ income.
AgSafe Alberta is celebrating Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) 2017 by encouraging farm owners and managers to initiate the conversation, talk about safety with everyone on the farm and start planning for safety as a part of the everyday activities on the farm.
Alberta wheat farmers who paid the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) check-off and did not request a refund are eligible to receive a 20 percent tax credit under the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) program for their investment in AWC-funded wheat research.
This week the Alberta Wheat Commission and Alberta Barley are launching the AdvancingAg Future Leaders Program, a new program to inspire future farm leaders through a leadership and mentorship experience.