Entries by Megan Madden

On November 30th, the Trudeau government delivered its 2020 fiscal update, entitled ‘Supporting Canadians and Fighting COVID-19′, to Canadians. While the fall fiscal update has traditionally been simply an economic snapshot of the country’s fiscal state, this year’s update (237 pages) resembled that of a ‘mini-budget’. Our National Cattle Feeders’ Association have summarized this fiscal […]

Cattle Feeders’ Represent Agriculture on Economic Recovery Council

Between your elected volunteer Board of Directors and our staff, the Alberta Cattle Feeders Association represents its members with seats on many significant boards, committees, and panels. A recent example of this is Board member Kendra Donnelly’s appointment to the Premier’s Economic Recovery Council. The Economic Recovery Council was appointed to provide insight and expert […]

2021 Budget Submission

Alberta Cattle Feeders Association (ACFA) has been offered the opportunity to provide input into the Government of Alberta’s 2021 Budget, which will be released in February 2021. We submitted the following recommendations, based on how agriculture is a vital component to building economy.   Recommendation 1 Pursue meaningful improvements to Agri-Stability by removing the $3 […]

ACFA contributes to stakeholder letter to Premier about the implementation of MELT for farms

ACFA, along with many other crop and livestock boards and commissions, recently submitted a letter to Premier Kenney outlining concerns with the implementation of Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) for farms. The collaborating organizations are asking Premier Kenney and the Government of Alberta to find solutions to ensure voluntary compliance. Our organizations are willing to […]