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Most producers live a long way from the Alberta legislature, but what happens there affects their bottom line.

Alberta votes: The Big 3 issues for the province’s farm sector

Farm leaders say that keeping producers competitive is key, and why these issues must be addressed

Reading Time: 5 minutes Farm safety. The carbon tax. Research funding. These are the issues that are top of mind for Alberta’s farm leaders heading into the April 16 provincial election. And no matter which party Albertans elect, provincial farm leaders hope to see some movement on some critical policy decisions. “Oftentimes, agriculture gets overlooked among other sectors in […] Read more

More ag issues for Alberta’s next government

More ag issues for Alberta’s next government

There are a host of issues that affect farm profitability — 
here are seven key ones

Reading Time: 2 minutes The carbon tax, research funding, and farm safety are three top-of-mind issues for Alberta’s farm leaders heading into the provincial election — but they’re not the only ones. Here’s what seven farm leaders had to say about other priorities for the next provincial government: 1. Market access “We want to make sure that, with these […] Read more

Rachel Notley

What will the ‘orange crush’ mean for Alberta?

Two political analysts predictions now that the NDP is at the helm of the wild rose province

Reading Time: 6 minutes What lies in store for Alberta now that voters have elected an NDP government? Even new Premier Rachel Notley may not know the answer to that question — she’s said that it was only in the final week of the election that she realized the polls might be true and her party was heading to […] Read more


NDP wave pulls down Alta. Tories, ag minister

Alberta’s incumbent agriculture and rural development minister is among the casualties of the provincial New Democrats’ unprecedented majority in Tuesday’s election. Verlyn Olson, the MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose since 2008, the province’s ag and rural development minister since 2012, and its acting justice minister for about a week and a half, was downed by NDP candidate […] Read more

Susan Schafers

Egg Farmers chair would like to see safety legislation, training and tracking

Election 2015: Comprehensive safety training programs needed for producers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Farm safety in Alberta needs some work — and Susan Schafers has a few ideas. “We in the industry want to make sure that all producers and all employees have a better concept of farm safety and how to improve safety levels on their farms,” said the chair of Egg Farmers of Alberta. While there […] Read more