By Brad Dubeau and Melanie Wowk
Since running a three-part series on ABP’s financial situation, we’ve continued to work to find a solution that will benefit Alberta’s beef industry. When the Board of Directors reviewed the latest refund report, there was some optimism around the table. A slight decrease in refunds was reflected year over year, and contributions were directed towards ABP, the Canadian Cattle Association, and the remittance fee to auction markets. This signalled to the board that producers are not only hearing our concerns, but are taking action to support their industry. As we stay focused on stabilizing industry funding, we want to thank those producers responsible for recognizing the strength that comes from a united community of farmers and ranchers.