Alberta

The governments of Canada and Alberta, through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, are helping the Eastern Irrigation District with up to $100,000 in funding to complete a dam safety review. This project is funded through the partnership’s Emergency Preparedness Program and will provide the district with information about how to improve safety and reduce the risk of dam failure. The review will...
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers have surveyed the four Conservative Party leadership candidates regarding their position on six specific agriculture policies. The six questions are: As the next leader of the CPC, what would your top priorities be for farmers and the agriculture industry across the prairies? What is your position on free and competitive markets in international trade, including the elimination...
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) goes into effect, at a crucial time for farmers and ranchers struggling to recover from COVID-19 losses and a depressed agricultural economy. The expected $2 billion annual increase in U.S. agricultural exports and overall increase of $65 billion in gross domestic product will provide a welcome boost. USDA estimates COVID-19 contributed to a $50 billion...
The Government of Alberta has awarded $200 million in grants to municipalities across the province to upgrade local bridges, roads and community airports and make improvements to water supply and treatment facilities. The additional grant funding will support about 1,800 jobs in communities across Alberta. Jason Kenney, Premier: “Albertans in every corner of the province are facing real challenges as our economy...
The Government of Alberta is helping farmers by modernizing rules, reducing red tape and creating new research opportunities. Seed growers in Alberta will soon have access to more seed varieties and cereal research. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen has signed a ministerial order removing Fusarium graminearum (fusarium) from the Pest and Nuisance Control Regulation, bringing Alberta in line...
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Board of Directors has announced that at their last meeting, Saskatchewan Director, Daryl Fransoo was elected as the new Chair effective immediately. “I am honoured to have the support of the Board of Directors to move into the role of Chair. The Wheat Growers have been advocates of strong agricultural policy for 50 years and the...
With the April 1 implementation deadline looming, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers are calling for the federal government to eliminate the move to increase the carbon tax from $20 to $30/tonne for those provinces under the federal backstop. Gunter Jochum, President, said: “The Canadian economy is facing a serious challenge. Adding a 50% increase in the carbon tax is a further hit to...
Nors Group (Nors), a global leader in transport solutions and construction equipment, has purchased Strongco Corporation (Strongco) and will take over its Volvo Construction Equipment’s Canadian dealerships and distribution. The Portugal-based company finalized the deal to purchase Strongco on March 18. Nors is taking over 22 Volvo CE locations, including those in the provinces of Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova...
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers call for an adjustment in the newly invoked travel restrictions that were put in place this week. The new rules put in place to combat COVID-19 are necessarily far-reaching but have also put our food value chain at risk. It is estimated that Canada needs approximately 60,000 foreign workers for the agriculture sector, over 1,400...
Kubota’s relaunches Entry Utility Tractor Line with more power and a Roomy Cab Kubota Canada Ltd. shows the all-new MX Series, a hybrid between compact and utility tractors, at the Agri-Trade Equipment Expo in Red Deer, Alberta. The MX Series is now comprised of two models, the MX5400 and the MX6000, ranging from 55.5 to 63.4 gross engine horsepower and...