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May 1

Federal Government launches, Step up to the Plate initiative to further connect employees and employers in the agriculture sector

Posted on May 1 By: Victoria Decker

The Step up to the Plate – Help feed Canadians job portal helps connect unemployed Canadians with employment opportunities across the agriculture and agri-food value chain. The site offers a coalition of resources for employees and employers alike. The Alberta Agriculture Job Connector program, is included in these resources and offers the industry tools and

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May 1

Transportation continues to operate very well, with increased capacity

Posted on May 1 By: Victoria Decker

Rail The Agriculture Transport Coalition (ATC) reported that railways supplied 97% of hopper cars ordered by Canadian grain elevators in week 37, an increase over the 93% supplied last week. Order fulfillment in Alberta for CP decreased in week 37 to 97% from 98% in the previous week, and CN increasing to 98% in week

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May 1

AFSC continues to make changes intended to improve program responsiveness

Posted on May 1 By: Victoria Decker

AgriStability  Federal and provincial governments have been exploring how AgriStability could be adjusted to help producers. Any proposed changes to the programs—such as adjusting the trigger level, removing the reference margin limit, or eliminating the cap on payments—are assessed on their ability to make the programs more effective, agile, timely, and equitable for farmers. The

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May 1

Dreeshen hints at sector specific programs coming for COVID-19

Posted on May 1 By: Victoria Decker

In his weekly update with Alberta farm groups on Friday, May 1, Agriculture Minister Devin Dreeshen hinted that assistance for sectors of Alberta Agriculture hardest hit by COVID-19 is in the works. Fresh off a call with federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers, Dreeshen said he and his officials would be working over the weekend

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May 1

No final decision yet on AAFC 2020 research season

Posted on May 1 By: Victoria Decker

Agriculture groups, led by the prairie wheat and barley commissions have been urging Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) to reverse a decision to suspend all field-based research activities in Canada in 2020.  Resources:  Ag Canada leaves co-op trial system in limbo Pandemic shouldn’t stop Ag Canada research Ag Canada closes door on field research for

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May 1

Latest Developments | May 4

Posted on May 1 By: Victoria Decker

Still no final decision on AAFC 2020 research season on conducting any significant field research activities in 2020. Farm assistance programs for Alberta in the works? Ongoing concerns with the availability of PPE on farm being addressed at provincial and federal level. AgriStablity deadline extended to July 3, 2020, farmers experiencing losses are encouraged to

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