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May 30

Availability of Personal Protection Equipment should be improving

Posted on May 30 By: Erin Tateson

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

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May 30

Latest Developments | June 1

Posted on May 30 By: Erin Tateson

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.

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May 23

Training and testing for Class 1 drivers set to resume shortly

Posted on May 23 By: Erin Tateson

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

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May 23

Spring seeding starts to show impact as country grain stocks start to fall to average levels, railway and port operations strong

Posted on May 23 By: Erin Tateson

Rail  The Agriculture Transport Coalition (ATC) reported that CN and CP supplied a combined 97% of hopper cars ordered in grain week 40, slightly above last week’s performance of 95%.  In a year over year comparison for week 40, Canadian elevators ordered 10,756 hopper cars which represents an ask for an additional 2,481 cars of

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May 23

USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) details unveiled with more to come

Posted on May 23 By: Erin Tateson

This week, further details were announced on the direct assistance portion of the USDA CFAP program through their website (https://www.farmers.gov/cfap). Beginning May 26, US farmers will be able to apply to the direct assistance program. Eligible farmers and ranchers will receive one CFAP payment, drawn from two possible funding sources. The first source of funding

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May 23

Personal Protection Equipment now available at UFA Farm and Ranch stores

Posted on May 23 By: Erin Tateson

UFA Farm and Ranch Stores – availability of PPE UFA has secured a limited supply of KN95 masks that are now available in all UFA Farm and Ranch stores. Limit of 10 per customer, selling at UFA’s cost of $3.40 each  Masks sold by UFA are not intended for medical use including the KN95 mask.

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May 23

Latest Developments | May 25

Posted on May 23 By: Erin Tateson

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) including KN95 masks now available at all UFA Farm and Ranch stores. The federal government has made changes to the eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) to enable more businesses, including farm owners, to access the interest-free loan. AFSC extends recommended seeding dates for the 2020 crop year

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