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Apr 18

Wheat and barley prices remain stable within week to week fluctuations

Posted on Apr 18 By: Victoria Decker

Wheat markets fall on strong planting data and international trade All wheat markets faced a downward trend this week, as no new concerns were introduced into the markets. International grain trade continues to operate with no notable issues and the USDA crop update showed near normal progress in the planting of the 2020 crop. Spring

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Apr 18

Minister Dreeshen on minimizing impacts of COVID-19 on beef processing plants and overhaul of the AFSC board

Posted on Apr 18 By: Victoria Decker

Business Resumption Protocol On Friday April 17, Agriculture and Forestry Minister, Devin Dreeshen, held his weekly update with farm groups, including all major crop and livestock commissions. In this meeting Minister Dreeshen highlighted major initiatives of the past week, including the development of a Business Resumption Protocol to respond to confirmed cases of COVID-19 at

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Apr 18

The Canadian grain industry is well-positioned to help to meet the world’s demand for a secure food supply

Posted on Apr 18 By: Victoria Decker

The following content was provided by Cam Dahl, President of Cereals Canada Customers around the world have begun asking Canada for assurances that our supply chain will remain whole during the COVID-19 pandemic and that Canada will be an ongoing reliable supplier of grain. These are valid questions that are shared by Canadian consumers. The

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Apr 18

AFSC on Unharvested Acres: What farmers need to know as spring approaches

Posted on Apr 18 By: Victoria Decker

The following content was provided by AFSC:  What are the key points I need to keep in mind as I deal with my unharvested acres? If an insured producer decides not to combine their crop, but instead manages it in another way (baled, burn, plowed down, graze), they need to contact AFSC and ask for

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Apr 18

Latest Developments | April 20

Posted on Apr 18 By: Victoria Decker

AFSC releases further information regarding Enhanced On-Farm Inspection Procedures related to keeping producers safe during COVID-19 as well as information concerning unharvested acres and what producers need to know. Cereals Canada outlines why they believe customers, both within Canada and abroad, can be confident in the reliability of the Canadian grain supply chain. Agriculture Minister

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Apr 10

New Financial Supports Available; limited applicability to crop sector

Posted on Apr 10 By: Victoria Decker

Apart from the support previously announced related to Farm Credit Canada and the Advanced Payment Program changes, further programs have been announced that farmers, in some circumstances, may be eligible. Canada Emergency Business Account The new Canada Emergency Business Account will provide interest-free loans of up to $40, 000 to small businesses and not-for-profits, to

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Apr 10

Temporary Foreign Workers: Alberta Government Launched tool to help strengthen food supply chain and fill agriculture and agri-food jobs

Posted on Apr 10 By: Victoria Decker

Alberta Agriculture Job Connector Website The Alberta government has launched an online resource to help strengthen the food supply chain and fill agriculture and agri-food jobs. Keeping Alberta’s food supply chain safe and intact is a priority. The new Agriculture Jobs Connector website is a tool for Albertans to find essential agriculture work opportunities and for

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Apr 10

Value Chain optimistic that they can keep the system moving for inputs and grain flowing

Posted on Apr 10 By: Victoria Decker

All services along the supply chain are considered essential in Alberta Businesses that support the food supply chain including assembly yards, livestock auctions, food distribution hubs, feed mills, farm equipment dealerships and suppliers, feed suppliers, food terminals and warehouses, animal slaughter plants and grain elevators, all farm input including fertilizer plants and distribution  Resource Full

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Apr 10

Transportation continues to operate well

Posted on Apr 10 By: Victoria Decker

Rail Transport The Agriculture Transport Coalition (ATC) reported that railways supplied 84% of hopper cars ordered by Canadian grain elevators in week 34, representing a 2% week over week increase. Order fulfillment in Alberta dropped week over week for both railways, with CP dropping from 99% to 91%, and CN dropping from 93% to 72%. Continued

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