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We Stand Together

Our Government Relations team is here to help you in understanding and recognizing the impact that federal and provincial policy, legislation, regulations, and funding decisions can have on your operation.

In an ever-changing industry and regulatory environment it is important that UFA moves parallel with government as key decisions are being made, and most importantly that you are part of the conversation. Through advocacy, partnerships, awareness, and education we are here to carry your voice on issues that affect you and your business-today and into the future.

Government Policy Initiatives

What’s on the government’s agenda

Government policy can have a major impact on how you run your operation. Become up-to-date and informed on federal and provincial government legislation, regulations, and funding decisions in order to plan and adapt to an ever-changing agricultural industry.

Employment Standards Update – Learn the New Rules

Executive Update – Tax Proposals 2017

Alberta Carbon Levy – The new Alberta carbon levy comes into effect January 1, 2017…


What are we doing to help you

UFA Government Relations monitors and analyzes legislative and regulatory issues important to our co-operative and our members. We develop, recommend and assist with implementing policies related to matters that affect you.

Department of Finance Proposed Changes
– Learn how your farm could be impacted...

Food Policy for Canada
– The Government of Canada announces the development of a new Food Policy for Canada...

Farm Safety Guide
– Hazard assessment and checklists for small farms and ranches...

In The News

Issues that affect us all

We keep a close eye on trending topics and developments that affect our operations. Here are a few stories we would like to share

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

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

Celebrate the food you love on Canada’s Agriculture Day

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

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

UFA Public Policy Statements

Where we stand

We are maintaining intaining and promoting the economic well-being of our members and customers, ensuring access to competitive markets and helping capitalize on market opportunities. Our team works on a wide range of legislative and regulatory issues, including the following:

Crop Protection and Nutrition
Livestock Nutrition and Animal Welfare
Farm Safety
Trade and Market Access
Climate Change
Innovation and Technology
Canadian Agriculture Partnership
Farming Family

If you have additional questions, please contact us

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