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January 21, 2021 Checking in with ABP

Your check-off explained

  • Non-refundable National Levy: $2.50
    • Canada Beef: 50%
    • Beef Cattle Research Council: 44%
    • Public and Stakeholder Engagement: 6%
  • Refundable Provincial Service Charge: $2.00
    • Alberta Beef Producers: $0.72
    • Refunds: $0.70
    • Alberta’s Allocation to Canadian Cattlemen’s Association: $0.48
    • Remitter Rebate: $0.05

Work Done with Provincial Service Charge Funds

  • ABP is building strong relationships with the new provincial government so producer interests are considered in legislation, regulation and policies.
  • Top priorities for the cattle and beef industry are increased funding for research, addressing rural infrastructure issues that lead to harmful taxation and development restrictions, secure long-term tenure on grazing leases, improved labour and safety legislation that is practical for farms and ranches, and better access to labour.
  • Collaborate with other funding organizations to ensure research investments and projects address beef priorities and provide Alberta producers with information and technology that will support sustainable and competitive operations.
  • Alberta Beef marketing and our education initiatives are working to build consumer support, public trust, and understanding of our industry among students.
  • ABP uses a wide range of communications tools, including social media, to send our messages to producers, the public, and governments.
  • Work done by the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) on international trade strongly encourages the continuous expansion of free trade and the optimization of standing agreements.
  • Notable trade efforts include: the renegotiation of CUSMA, encouraging ratification of CPTPP, and ongoing efforts related to CETA and the U.K.
  • The CCA leads national efforts to protect beef industry interests on policy issues such as business risk management, traceability, animal health and care and the environment.
  • The CCA led significant efforts to supporting industry response to COVID-19 impacts with the goal of maintaining business continuity.

This article was first published in Volume 1 Issue 1 of ABP Magazine (February 2021). In Issue 2, we updated the graphic to the one included above.

Watch for more digital content from the magazine on ABP Daily.

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