The Climate Change and Emissions Management Act came into effect on January 1, 2017.  A carbon levy will be charged on fuels that emit greenhouse gas emissions when combusted, at a rate of $20/tonne in 2017 and $30/tonne in 2018.  Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has put together a carbon levy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, Call of the Land interview, and website, to help farmers understand how this will be applied to agriculture.  Links to these resources are available on the homepage of the Producer Website.

A link has been added to the homepage that lists the names of all the EFC and NSF Field Inspectors that have been approved to go on farm, along with a photo.

EFA’s euthanasia training video has been added, under Animal Care / Best Practices / Humane Endings

EFA will be adding a report related to the producer surveys that were completed at the Regional Meetings in January, to share all the farmer feedback, provides updates and links to additional information, and to advise about actions that have been or will be taken to address particular comments/questions.  The report will be added alongside the January Regional Meeting presentation, by mid-March.

EFA is constantly adding to the selection of policies available on the Producer Website.  To learn more about EFA’s information protection policy, farm programs, quota programs and more, check under Information Center / EFA’s Policies