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Alberta agriculture minister Devin Dreeshen.

Make food supply chain an essential service, says Alberta’s ag minister

Things are working well and there is no need for hoarding or panic buying, says Devin Dreeshen

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alberta’s food supply chain is stable and is functioning — but it’s essential to keep goods flowing across the U.S. border,  says the province’s agriculture minister. “We have put in an official request to the federal government to deem the entire food supply chain as an essential service to ensure a safe and stable food […] Read more

New workplace safety legislation will reflect the “practical, on-the-ground input” from farmers he heard from this summer, says Agriculture Minister Devin Dreeshen.

Alberta ag minister says he got the message on workplace safety laws

Devin Dreeshen says new workplace safety law will have ‘have some common sense attached to it’

Reading Time: 4 minutes He made 25 stops across the province, met with more than 1,000 farmers, put over 8,000 kilometres on the truck and drank countless cups of coffee. Devin Dreeshen has been a busy man during his first summer as provincial agriculture minister and he’s promising a replacement workplace safety law is introduced this fall. “What we’ve […] Read more

The new UCP government will act on farmers’ wishes when it replaces existing workplace safety legislation and sets research priorities, says Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen.

New provincial government will ‘stick up’ for farmers, says ag minister

Defending modern agriculture, workplace safety, and research funding are top priorities, says Devin Dreeshen

Reading Time: 4 minutes Alberta’s new agriculture minister is ready for a fight. “Standing up for modern Canadian agriculture is something that was a theme during the campaign,” said Devin Dreeshen. “There are elements out there that attack Alberta’s energy sector, modern agriculture, and the forestry industry, and I think it’s something we heard loud and clear during the […] Read more

Devin Dreeshen became Alberta’s new agriculture minister on April 30.

Alberta’s new agriculture minister praised as smart, grounded, and ‘a stand-up guy’

Although just 31, Devin Dreeshen has extensive experience in politics and on the farm

Reading Time: 5 minutes Premier Jason Kenney has chosen one of his youngest MLAs to be the province’s new agriculture minister. But although he’s just 31 and has only been an MLA for 10 months, Devin Dreeshen comes to the job with a robust resumé. The Innisfail-Sylvan Lake rep is the son of veteran Tory Red Deer-Mountain View MP […] Read more

Devin Dreeshen is sworn in on April 30, 2019 as Alberta’s agriculture minister; Premier Jason Kenney looks on. (Video screengrab from Government of Alberta via YouTube)

Alberta UCP’s trade critic named ag minister

Alberta’s new premier has tapped a not-quite-rookie MLA with experience in farming, farm policy and U.S. politics as his new minister of agriculture and forestry. Jason Kenney, sworn in Tuesday as premier, named Devin Dreeshen, the MLA for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake since last July, to handle the ag and forestry file. Dreeshen came to the UCP’s […] Read more