Value chain partners in the industry-led Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) working group today welcomed the provincial government’s news that lays the foundation for better FHB management and improved competitiveness for Alberta farmers. Earlier today, Provincial Agriculture Minister Devin Dreeshen announced that Fusarium graminearum (Fg) is being removed from the Pest Nuisance Control Regulation of the Agricultural
CASA releases as series of public service announcements to help offer guidance as the economy and your farms re-open to others. From mental health, to dealing with visitors, the use of masks and keep kids safe, these short but informative tips may be useful. Other additional COVID-19 resources can be found on CASA’s website.
A new podcast from GGC, Fireside Chats with Erin, features two episodes now. In episode two, John Barlow, Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food for the Conservative Party of Canada, they discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the agri-food supply chain. They also discuss the federal government’s relief package, and the opportunities that exist for
An agricultural water specialist who lives in Taber, Jeff Bronsch loves farming history, especially as it pertains to Alberta’s waterways and irrigation system. In past years, he has filmed irrigation sites in the south of the province, even producing a video for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry on the subject. He was inspired to again pursue
Cereals Canada’s Cam Dahl highlights the unexpected impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as perhaps an expansion in the respect for the knowledge, education and experience of the science community. Research has shown that trust in doctors and scientists has increased since the pandemic hit. What could this mean for agriculture? Is Science Back in
Rail The Agriculture Transport Coalition (ATC) reported that CN and CP supplied a combined 98% of hopper cars ordered in grain week 41, slightly above last week’s performance of 97%. In a year over year comparison for week 41, Canadian elevators ordered 9,044 hopper cars which represents an ask for an additional 680 cars of
USDA crop progress report for the week ending May 24, 2020 show US spring wheat seeding progress reached 81% planted over the last week. This progress is still lagging behind the average. The 5-year average seeding progress for this week is reported at 90% for comparison. The percent of the US winter wheat crop rated
As there appears to be a more readily available supply of PPE equipment and products at the retail level, the Government of Alberta is pulling back on their distribution of PPE, apart from the health care sector and other few exceptions. Last week, UFA had begun to stock their retail shelves with KN95 masks and
Alberta government’s approach to PPE distribution will be changing on July 1, 2020 – requiring groups to procure through other suppliers. US Crop tour results support wheat markets, barley shows limited strength. Read (and listen) to some of the analysis provided by our industry partners related to COVID-19 and the impacts on agriculture.
Alberta Transportation has indicated that the department will evaluate road test demands and adapt driver examiner scheduling in preparation for any potential backlog for commercial road tests. The demand for road tests will not be understood until testing resumes. If you have any concerns with obtaining a Class 1 licence for you or your employees