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Alberta farm groups using online voting

Alberta farm groups using online voting

Voting is open until Nov. 6

Reading Time: < 1 minute Producers casting a ballot in Alberta Wheat and Alberta Barley elections can use electronic voting. The two farm groups are using a platform called ElectionBuddy, which its developers say is a secure method for member-based organizations to conduct elections. For Alberta Wheat, go to albertawheatvotes.com (opens as a secure ElectionBuddy link) or albertabarleyvotes.com (opens as […] Read more

A new Public and Stakeholder Engagement program is designed to reach out to consumers proactively, rather than just responding to attacks on the beef sector.

Change, change and more change coming to Alberta Beef Producers

A long-planned major revamp is taking place at a time when producers simply can’t get together

Reading Time: 3 minutes It might be easier to tally up what isn’t new as Alberta Beef Producers heads towards the conclusion of a year that has seen unprecedented change. The pandemic has, of course, been the big one, but the province’s largest cattle organization is also implementing a major revamp of its entire governance structure at a time […] Read more


Seed growers reject merger with other industry groups

Seed growers reject merger with other industry groups

Four other organizations may still merge, and even critics say change needed

Reading Time: 4 minutes Seed growers have rejected a proposed merger with four industry groups to create a single organization representing the seed sector. There were 751 votes by members of the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association — with 414 voting against the merger and 337 voting in favour — even though the board of that organization as well as […] Read more

ELECTION 2015: Action items for Alberta agriculture

ELECTION 2015: Action items for Alberta agriculture

Farm Vote: No matter what your sector, there are pressing farm issues 
for the next federal government

Reading Time: 2 minutes With the longest federal election campaign in Canadian history, you can’t say there hasn’t been time to discuss farm issues. But other than a few photo ops on farms, agriculture rarely gets a mention on the hustings. And, in a way, that’s OK with farm leaders in this province. Alberta Farmer reporter Jennifer Blair spoke […] Read more