It all started with a COVID-19 outbreak in March on VRP Farms in Picture Butte, Alberta. “It was an extremely trying time,” says Jolayne Farn, HR Manager of VRP. “Having 11 confirmed cases and 42 staff off work and quarantined showed us we never wanted to have to operate like that again. Even though we […]
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What do compost and bees and manure and fruit and fungus and worms all have in common? They are all part of the regenerative ag system at the innovative and holistic Shipwheel Cattle Feeders in Taber, AB. Recently awarded an Alltech “Planet of Plenty Award”, Shipwheel was recognized as a farm that is furthering a […]
“We believe in growing high quality food right here in Alberta in the most sustainable way possible,” says Kendra Donnelly of Korova Feeders in Acme. Korova is developing a new productive system that will serve as a model for other feedlots in Alberta. The innovative system involves the integration of Rolled Compacted Concrete (RCC) for […]
Following the March 25th Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) meeting, 11 of Alberta’s producer organizations are pleased the Ministers of Agriculture have come to a consensus on part of the proposed changes to AgriStability, which includes the removal of the reference margin limit, retroactive to 2020, and extending the program enrollment deadline to June 30, 2021. The producer […]
Following a statement by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau and the Honourable Jim Carr on the federal government’s proposed improvements to AgriStability, 11 of Alberta’s agriculture commodity and producer groups are requesting the Government of Alberta to accept the proposed changes. Alberta’s producer groups agree the changes will provide immediate improvements to the program for producers’ […]
Recently, ACFA sent the following message to MLAs, outlining our donation to the food bank on their behalf: Deal MLAs and Election Officials, 2020 saw some changes in how we, as farmers and agricultural organizations, were able to interact with you, our local government. Despite the lack of in-person events and meetings, we still […]
2020 was different for everyone, to say the least. Our annual report is a look at how we managed both the changing world, and the day to day business of working for our membership. Read the complete report here or by clicking an image
The National Cattle Feeders’ Association (NCFA) serves as a unified voice for Canada’s fed cattle producers. NCFA is governed by an eight member Board that includes seven directors appointed by our provincial member organizations (including Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association), plus another director representing the Canadian Cattlemens’ Association (CCA). NCFA maintains an effective and ongoing presence […]
ACFA recently undertook a strategic action planning session to ensure we continue to deliver more value to our members every day. Learn more about how we plan to do that here. Strategic Action Plan Video from Alberta Cattle Feeders on Vimeo.
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 […]
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