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Sawyer to lead ag-products marketing council

Sawyer to lead ag-products marketing council

Reading Time: < 1 minute Pine Lake cow-calf producer Doug Sawyer has been named permanent chair of the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council, and Calgary lawyer Stan Church has been named vice-chair. As well, ag business management specialist Patricia Henderson and consultant Julie Stitt have been appointed council members. The marketing council provides oversight to the province’s seven agricultural marketing […] Read more

Beef checkoff plebiscite extended until Nov. 27

Beef checkoff plebiscite extended until Nov. 27

Reading Time: < 1 minute The plebiscite on making the $2-per-head provincial cattle checkoff non-refundable has been extended by two weeks, and so voting will continue until Nov. 27. The Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council “recognized that the terrible weather during September and early October left many producers far behind on their harvest and other fall work in the fields […] Read more


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Bid to boost beef checkoffs remains stalled

Reading Time: 3 minutes There’s no resolution in sight on the issue of checkoffs, even though beef industry groups say research and marketing will suffer if the levies aren’t increased. “We need to invest more in marketing, research, and issues management,” said Rich Smith, executive director of Alberta Beef Producers (ABP). “We simply believe we need a higher level […] Read more