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July 25, 2022 Issues & Insights

New agricultural partnership includes $500 million in funding

The Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture announced the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership following their Annual Meeting. This five-year agreement, in principle, will see $500 million in new funds, increasing the cost-shared portion of funding by 25 percent. Ministers agreed to improve Business Risk Management (BRM) programs, with a raise to the AgriStability compensation…

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June 29, 2022 Checking in with ABP

AFSC: Here to help Alberta’s producers

Farming in Alberta can be unpredictable, but Agriculture Financial Services (AFSC) is committed to providing solutions to help Alberta’s producers do what they do best – build, grow and succeed. We offer a range of lending and risk management options.  Lending AFSC offers a dependable source of financing for Alberta farmers and agribusinesses through our…

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June 2, 2022 Checking in with ABP

Checking in on government relations

Since I joined ABP in November 2020, there has been a constant flurry of activity tackling an unprecedented number of issues. I am grateful for the learning experience but more candidly, we all keep hoping and expecting things to return to normal.  I work with politicians and other government staff to provide input on programs…

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May 5, 2022 Business Tools

AgriStability extends enrolment deadline to June 30

The Canadian government has extended the 2022 AgriStability enrolment deadline from April 30 to June 30, 2022, giving farmers more time to sign up for the program. According to the release, this step was agreed up by the federal, provincial, and territorial governments to help farmers manage the impact of challenges related to production loss,…

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July 9, 2021 Checking in with ABP

Saving the Herd: Beef producers urging government action on drought relief

With severe drought conditions affecting livestock operations across the prairies, beef producers are urging government action on drought relief. Perspectives – Conditions across the province – Insurance and alternate feed options – Contact your local municipality – Additional resources Perspectives “The lack of moisture and extremely high environmental temperatures in our area are quickly decimating…

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July 9, 2021 Press Releases

Beef producers urging government action on drought relief

Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) is imploring farmers and ranchers who are experiencing significant impacts due to extremely dry or drought conditions, to contact their municipality and urge them to declare a municipal agricultural disaster. Concerns over limited feed resources and access to quality water, have some beef producers struggling to maintain their herd sizes. “[ABP…

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