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Modernized rules increase farm worker protection

New rules to improve health and safety for farm and ranch workers have been finalized through strong collaboration between the agricultural sector and the Alberta government.

Much at stake for Montana and Alberta as NAFTA talks drag on

The spectre of a new NAFTA deal, or possibly the end of the North American Free Trade Agreement, is not stopping officials in Montana from trying to strengthen trade with Alberta.

C-49 Transportation Modernization Act Receives Royal Assent

United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd. (UFA) is very pleased that Bill C-49, Amendments to the Transportation Act has received Royal Assent.

Alberta, Ottawa and industry at odds over how to regulate methane emissions

The Alberta Energy Regulator’s $780-million plan to meet federal methane rules includes $2.3-billion in industry assistance — but oil and gas producers say they can regulate themselves for less.

Transport minister accepts Senate’s grain-related amendments to Bill C-49

Transport Minister Marc Garneau has decided to accept the Senate’s main grain-related amendments to Bill C-49

Pork recall expands again in wake of E. coli infections

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has expanded a recall of pork products to include another brand of meat products and two shops.

The Government of Alberta released it’s 2018 Budget

The Alberta government announced Friday it will spend $10 million to hire more RCMP officers, civilian staff and Crown prosecutors to deal with rural crime.

Province announces $10 million to combat rural crime

The Alberta government announced Friday it will spend $10 million to hire more RCMP officers, civilian staff and Crown prosecutors to deal with rural crime.

Termination of NAFTA would result in modest short-term economic impact for Canada

Canada's economy would lose about half a percentage point of growth and about 85,000 jobs in the first year following the end of the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to a Conference Board of Canada analysis that estimates the economic and employment impact if NAFTA disappears.

CPTPP levels the playing field for Canada's Beef Industry

The National Cattle Feeders' Association (NCFA) applauds the Canadian government for signing the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Agreement in Chile today.

Alberta throne speech: Read the full text here | Edmonton ...

The following is the full text of the Alberta Government’s throne speech given on March 8 by Lt.-Gov. Lois Mitchell. Read our coverage here.

BMO Bank of Montreal Announces Relief Program for Grain Farmers in Western Canada

BMO Bank of Montreal announced today it is offering a financial relief program to assist customers in the Prairies and Western Canada affected by the current grain handling backlog, amid a larger than expected crop and severe winter weather.

Environment Minister Shannon Phillips weighs in on Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion battle

Despite Alberta Premier Rachel Notley ending the three-week ban on wine from British Columbia, the battle between the two provinces over the Trans Mountain pipeline is far from over.

Notley says Alberta watching B.C. court bid closely, will get no free ride on it

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she doesn't believe British Columbia's legal challenge to the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion has merit, but her government will be watching closely and won't give its neighbour a free ride on it.

Minister MacAulay to promote agricultural trade with California and the United States

After delivering a keynote address to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention last month, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay will be traveling to California this week for a ministerial mission.

Income Tax Filing Deadline is March 1 for Agricultural Producers

Agricultural producers have until March 1, 2018, to file their 2017 income tax returns without penalty if they have not made estimates.

“Producers have until April 17 to file without penalty if they have paid their estimated tax by Jan. 16, 2018,” says Ron Haugen, North Dakota State University Extension Service farm economist.

Alberta Minister of Agriculture to go to India to discuss trade and fumigation issues

Alberta agriculture minister Oneil Carlier is heading to India to discuss looming trade and fumigation issues with that country.

While he said changing India’s mind immediately might be tough to do, he’s confident the province and the federal government can make some progress.

Prime Minister to talk agriculture as he hits the road in February

February may be the shortest month in the calendar year, but in politics, it’s often one of the busiest.

This year will be no exception.

Celebrate the food you love on Canada’s Agriculture Day

February 13 marks the second annual Canada’s Agriculture Day, a day to “celebrate the food we love.”

Everyone involved in the agriculture and food industry is encouraged to celebrate in their own way — from hosting an event, to posting their agriculture pride online and through social media channels, or by engaging with customers and consumers.

Ag industry urged to ‘do more’ about mental health issues

Budget 2018 builds a diversified economy, protects vital public services and sets a path to return to balance – a recovery built to last.

Up-and-comers paired with leaders and innovators in the cattle industry

Albertans make up half of the mentees and 10 of the mentors in the 2017-18 edition of the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program.

The program, which started in 2010, pairs young producers between the ages of 18 and 35 with industry leaders for a year-long mentorship geared to their individual interests.