As per ALP's commitment to work for every producer in our province to enhance advocacy, education, communication, research, and community-building for a stronger sheep industry, we organized the May 12 call with Alberta producers and industry stakeholders, to open up the lines of communication during the Covid-19 pandemic.
ALP Chair, Ryan Greir provided an industry update at the beginning of the call and then he opened it to the floor for any questions, comments or concerns brought forward for discussion.
If you were unable to attend this meeting, you can watch the video recording of it , shared below.
Results Driven Agriculture Research enters start-up phase of new model for farmer-led research investment
(Calgary, Alberta) May 25, 2020 - Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) is pleased to announce that it is now in the startup phase, paving the way for the establishment of a new vision for agriculture research in Alberta. The non-profit, farmer-led company will operate at arm’s length from the Government of Alberta, and will determine and fund industry-wide research priorities that will enhance farmers’ competitive advantage.
RDAR recently held an initial series of outreach sessions with its key partners including:
- Crop and livestock boards, commissions and associations
- Alberta’s network of applied research associations
- Universities, colleges and funding agencies
- Private companies engaged in agriculture research
The sessions were aimed at introducing key partners to RDAR and establishing a platform for ongoing dialogue.
OTTAWA — Farmers, growers and producers need to tap into current agricultural support programs to help with the fallout from COVID-19 before any more money can flow from the Liberal government, federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says.
Bibeau said there are billions of dollars available via the risk-management programs that have long existed to help the industry during times of crisis, and if farmers don’t apply for those funds, it hurts her ability to make the case for more aid around the cabinet table.
CFA, with the help of MS2 productions, has created a video featuring farmers across Canada calling for support for Canada’s food supply system.
Please watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxt1_8OmuWM
CFA would greatly appreciate if you would help amplify this message by sharing this with your networks and distributing this as widely as possible.
We must continue to keep momentum moving and make sure the message that Canada’s Agri-Food sector needs substantial support remains in the mainstream narrative.