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One day the value of your crops may partially depend on being able to demonstrate that you are a good steward of land, water, and the environment.

Get ready for sustainable sourcing, says new study

Sustainable sourcing for crops isn’t a major force yet, but major buyers are moving in that direction

The market for agricultural products is increasingly influenced by activities aimed at measuring and communicating information related to sustainability, according to a study commissioned by the Alberta Environmental Farm Plan (EFP). The study on sustainable sourcing in Canada was conducted by Global Ecologic Environmental Consulting and Management Services earlier this year. “We want to prepare […] Read more

Protecting habitat for species at risk, as well as common species such as the red-tailed hawks, comes with an added benefit of pest control.

Environmental farm plans to cover species at risk

A new online tool will include technical tips and best management practices for protecting species at risk and habitat

The Alberta Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) is adding a species-at-risk component. A $200,000 federal grant will be used to create an online tool to help producers learn about opportunities to conserve species at risk on their farms and find out whether they meet sustainable sourcing standards. Last summer, the Agricultural Research and Extension Council of […] Read more