Federal AgriStability proposal “set up to fail,” suggests Alberta agriculture minister
Alberta’s agriculture minister says his federal counterpart’s proposal to move ahead with changes to AgriStability at the annual agriculture ministers’ meeting was “set up to fail.” Reforming business risk management, specifically the AgriStability program, was the top item on the agenda heading into the annual federal-provincial-territorial agriculture ministers meeting, which wrapped up with a final... Read More
The History of Agriculture Service Boards and the Association of Alberta Agriculture Fieldmen
Rural Roots Canada
In this episode of Rural Roots Canada, we take a trip back through time and learn a bit about the history of the Agricultural Service Boards and Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen as they mark 75 years in operation.
RealAg Radio, Jan 29: Carbon tax, food trends, and priorities for Alberta Agriculture
It’s Day 2 of our coverage from FarmTech, in Edmonton, Alta., and today’s episode features: The top ag news, from the trade show floor; Purdue University’s Jayson Lusk talks food trends, with “social desirability” issues, plant-based protein, and pressure from investors. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen joins to talk about finding efficiencies in... Read More
Over the years I’ve spoken to a lot of Agricultural audiences in the Canadian province of Alberta. For this episode I thought it would be fun to bring in a past client to explain farming, food, and Ag in central Alberta. Steve Cowan and I discuss the history of canola, the changing dynamic of prairie crop production, how trade disputes between China and the U.S. ultimately impact Canada, and dozens of other things you may or may not have known about Alberta’s role in the Business of Agriculture.
Alberta Agriculture Fieldmen gather for in-service training
Rural Roots Canada
Agricultural fieldmen from across the province of Alberta gathered in Calgary last week for training. The President of the Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen, Elden Kozak, talks about how their organization is strengthening here on Rural Roots Canada where we get to the stem and meat of agriculture.