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July 19, 2018

Resolution Raises the Profile of Agriculture Industry

Working together to raise the profile of the agriculture industry on a national level

April 24, 2018

UFA brings antimicrobial regulation concerns to the Legislature

On April 19, 2018 the Honourable Oneil Carlier, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, along with the Chief Provincial Veterinarian, Dr. Keith Lehman, met with representatives from the United Farmers of Alberta (UFA) Commercial Agribusiness and Government Relations teams to discuss the new federal regulatory changes in regards to dispensing antimicrobial medicines.

March 2, 2018

Agriculture Industry Consultations on the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) Update

Representatives from the United Farmers of Alberta (UFA) Government Relations team participated in the Agriculture Industry Consultations for the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) on January 29 in Edmonton and on February 6 in Lethbridge, 2018.

March 2, 2018

UFA Joins Biological Carbon Canada

In order to continue to help raise the profile of agriculture and the environmental best management practices of our industry, UFA has become a member of Biological Carbon Canada (BCC) which is an Alberta based non-profit society working to enhance the global competitiveness of Canada’s forestry and agriculture sectors.

March 2, 2018

Clean Fuel Standard Regulations Update

The Government of Canada plans to put in place Clean Fuel Standard Regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Consultations on the development of the Clean Fuel Standard began in January of 2017.

Sept 29, 2017

Department of Finance released proposed changes

On July 18th, 2017 the Department of Finance released proposed changes to several tax rules affecting private corporations and its shareholders. These proposed changes will be of specific interest to our farmer members and our agents, many of whom operate their business through private corporations and who also may have a family trust for the benefit of family members.

June 30, 2017

Food Policy for Canada

The Government of Canada has recently announced the development of a Food Policy for Canada. This policy will look to seek opportunities and tackle challenges across the entire agricultural food chain focusing on four major themes.

Sept 21, 2016

Farm Safety Guide

At UFA, nothing is closer to our hearts than the safety of our members and their communities. We have championed farm safety for over 105 years and are committed to continuing the education of safe practices in order to reduce the number of farm injuries across Alberta.