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Apr 18

AgSafe Alberta takes training on-line hosting live webinars to replace in person workshops

Posted on Apr 18 By: Victoria Decker

For more help in recruiting labour AgSafe Alberta will be holding a webinar on April 21st for employers. After the “Recruitment, Orientation, & Training” webinar, participants will be able better able to: Create the recruitment, orientation and training portion of a Health and Safety Management System. Develop a recruitment process that includes an assessment of

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Apr 18

Updates to Federal Government COVID-19 Relief Programs

Posted on Apr 18 By: Victoria Decker

Temporary Foreign Workers  On April 13, 2020 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announced $50 million to help farmers, fish harvesters, and all food production and processing employers, put in place the measures necessary to follow the mandatory 14-day isolation period required of all workers arriving from abroad. This announcement has been met with mixed reviews from industry

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Apr 18

Research moving forward, with added health and safety precautions

Posted on Apr 18 By: Victoria Decker

Alberta Wheat Commission and Alberta Barley funding partners as well as research providers have established COVID-19 contingency plans. Several institutions have the flexibility to continue field work, with added precautions while the scope of work may be limited. Larger institutions are still discussing their go-forward plans internally and will communicate those plans to us once

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Apr 18

Strong grain transportation continues to close the gap in delivery backlogs

Posted on Apr 18 By: Victoria Decker

Rail Transport  Rail transport of grain continues to operate well. According to the Ag Transport Coalition update for week 35, across western Canada CN fulfilled 73% of the cars demanded in Canada, while CP fulfilled 94% of cars demanded. For Alberta, CN fulfilled 83% of cars demanded, while CP fulfilled 98% of cars demanded. Truck

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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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