News

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Lynn Jacobson, president, opened AFA’s first annual general meeting with a quote from Arnold Platt, former president (1956-1958) of an Alberta Federation of Agriculture predecessor organization and Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame member.
Coinciding with Valentine's Day this year is Food Freedom Day, the calendar date representing when the average Canadian has earned enough income to cover the cost of groceries for the entire year.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Western farm leaders met last week with federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt in Ottawa to seek solutions to the crisis in Prairie grain movement that is affecting not only grain producers, but also those who buy grains domestically.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
The Alberta Federation of Agriculture is holding its first annual general meeting since implementing significant organizational changes in 2013. This year's theme is "Change ... Challenge ... Opportunity".
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Agricultural producers and farm leaders representing commodity groups and the agri-food industry will be meeting next week in Banff, Alberta, where delegates will convene at the WRAP Annual General Meeting.
The Co-operators has teamed up with the Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council and the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs to raise awareness of the dangers surrounding cooking and preventable kitchen fires.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Congratulations to AFA member Humphrey Banack who was announced as a winner of Sygenta's Show Us Your Roots photo contest.
Friday, March 7, 2014
AFA applauds the federal government announcement of an Order in Council intended to expedite rail movement of the current Prairie grain backlog.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Farming depends on many different resources,, but without a sustainable supply of water, growing crops and livestock would be impossible.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
From dynamic farm technology and climate change to the impact of Alberta’s farm safety legislation, the 2016 Annual General Meeting of Alberta Federation of Agriculture (AFA) highlighted new ways producers are managing change on the farm.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
When the Government of Alberta opened the new legislative session on Tuesday, March 8, the Alberta Federation of Agriculture (AFA) was part of the event.
Friday, December 4, 2015
It's one of the most significant policy changes to affect Alberta farmers and ranchers in decades. Read AFA's questions and comments about Bill 6.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The Government of Alberta today unveiled plans to bring agriculture under OHS legislation and WCB regulation.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Member of Parliament for Wetaskiwin Blaine Calkins announced $1.3 million in federal support to the Alberta Federation of Agriculture to develop a new simulation model designed to predict the effects of overland flooding and drought.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
AFA has received federal funding to develop a unique computer model to better identify risk and impacts of overland flooding and drought in agricultural areas.
Monday, April 18, 2016
The 2016 Government of Alberta budget balances cost management at a time of revenue uncertainty while making infrastructure investments. There are changes affecting agriculture that will need to be implemented carefully.