Agriculture minister on TFWs in the food service industry and matching Albertans with jobs

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen says the province is working on a job matching program to match unemployed Albertans with opportunities in the food supply chain, but said temporary foreign workers will also still be allowed in Canada…

What happens in Canada if the American food supply chain breaks down?

March 26 2020 1:56pm Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen hypothesizes on what would happen if Alberta could no longer import food from the United States due to a break down in the supply chain there. ‘ }); }…

Minister on Alberta agriculture industry being exempt in the event of non-essential business closures

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen explains how declaring agriculture an essential service will exempt the food supply chain from being forced to close if the province chooses to tighten restrictions and force non-essential businesses to close.

Canada’s agriculture sector scrambling to offset consequences of COVID-19 crisis

Canada’s agriculture sector is warning of higher prices and potential food shortages if it it isn’t designated an essential service and allowed to do business as usual during the COVID-19 crisis. Already people worried about food staples have emptied some…

Trudeau increases Farm Credit Canada’s lending capacity by $5B amid COVID-19 crisis

In response to challenges farmers are facing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a $5-billion increase in lending capacity for farmers and food producers in Ottawa on Monday morning. “Starting today, farmers and producers can apply through…

Albertans fear budget 2020 means hundreds of layoffs in agriculture and research

Thursday’s provincial budget includes big changes for the agriculture industry, which has some Albertans concerned about how cuts will be made and whether current research will be impacted. The budget indicates that 277 people in permanent positions with Alberta Agriculture…

Rail blockades cause concern for Alberta grain farmer who worries about delivery delays

Alberta grain farmer Kevin Auch is keeping a close eye on how grain is moving at major ports in Canada as delays from rail blockades backlog grain shipments across Canada. “We are becoming an unreliable supplier, which means bad things…

Get to know your local farmer: Edmonton Valley Zoo exhibit offers agricultural connection

The Edmonton Valley Zoo welcomes you to get to know all species, including ones that can be found in Alberta. Juliana pigs, Speckle Park cattle and baby chicks are all on display at the Urban Farm. Related News The exhibit,…

$2M grain dryer program launched to help farmers affected by terrible harvest

From drought one year to not enough sun and too much rain the next — not to mention early snowfalls before fields are harvested — many Alberta farmers have a rough go of it in recent years. Now, a new…