Agricultural Programs

On-Farm Solar Photovoltaics Program

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Farm Energy and Agri-Processing Program (FEAP)

The Farm Energy and Agri-Processing Program shares costs with the agriculture and agri-processing sector on energy efficiency investments. The program is designed to encourage energy management which will result in cost savings, energy conservation, and ultimately, reduced greenhouse gas emissions. 

The program offers financial support, subject to financial constraint, to applicants who incorporate high efficiency equipment that is identified in the applicable Funding List in their construction and/or retrofitting projects.

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Cow Calfenomics 2017 Video

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry's Cow Calfenomics 2017 presentation is now available HERE.

A vibrant beef sector looks to attract the next generation to take up the reins as producers retire or sell their assets. The overall goal of these presentations is to enhance the management skills and capacity of Alberta beef producers. Using innovative training, new technology, easy-to-use tools and strategic solutions contribute to better and more informed decision-making at the farm level.

Making our beef industry more profitable will attract and retain the next generation of Alberta Beef producers.


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Handling unharvested crops 

Click HERE for information from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry on how to handle unharvested crops from last fall. 


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BSE Surveillance Program  

The key messages of the BSE surveillance program are:

  • Stronger BSE surveillance will help keep beef markets open and allow for preferential access to international markets;
  • Submit at least one cow to the BSE surveillance program per year (If all Alberta producers do it we will have a strong program);
  • You will be reimbursed for every sample submitted;
  • You will have a veterinarian visit your farm at no cost to you;
  • BSE Surveillance is everyone's responsibility: cattle producers, industry, veterinarians and governments all have a role to play.

Click HERE for more information.


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Environmental Farm Plan (EFP)

Are you interested in identifying environmental risks on your farm? These are just a few of the reasons to do so:

  • Sustaining production;
  • Managing risks;
  • Providing a healthy landscape for the next generation;
  • Maintaining market access.

Ask about an Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) to reduce your risk!

For more information, contact:

Kelsey Fenton
Assistant Agricultural Fieldman, Flagstaff County
(780) 384-4129 or visit www.albertaefp.com


 

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Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP)

CAP is a five-year, $3-billion federal-provincial-territorial investment in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector starting in April 2018, and is the successor of the 2013-18 Growing Forward 2 partnership. In Alberta, CAP represents a federal-provincial investment of $406 million in strategic programs and initiatives for the agricultural sector.

The roll-out of the CAP program suite in Alberta began in April, 2018. It will consist of a phased roll-out of 15 programs over the spring, summer and fall of 2018. Applications and program details consisting of cost-shares and eligible activities and/or items will be released with the opening of each program. The criteria for eligibility will be made available along with the program details.

In Alberta, CAP will deliver programs developed in consultation with stakeholders, and is organized under five themes: Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change; Products, Market Growth and Diversification; Science and Research; Risk Management; and Public Trust.

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Click HERE for more information.


Ag plastic facts

There are two main types of agricultural plastics commonly used in agriculture, not including pesticide and other rigid plastic containers. First is Polyethylene (PE) resins which are found in greenhouse film, silage covers, mulch film, bale bags, bale wrap, grain bags and silage bags. The second is Polypropylene resins which are found in cordage and twine. Many municipal landfills and transfer stations will only accept agricultural plastics if rolled and compacted to their requirements. It is recommended that producers contact their local municipality for further information on requirements.

Click to view the Ag Plastic Facts sheet and learn how to "Get Ready to Recycle."


Nutrient loading calculator

A nutrient loading calculator, designed to help livestock producers plan and manage their in-field winter feeding systems, is now available. The calculator estimates the amount of nutrients being added to the landscape by a winter feeding system that imports feed to a site, such as bale grazing. It can also be used to determine feed requirements to meet the needs of an identified number of animals for a designated number of feeding days.

Click to access the Nutrient Loading Calculator.


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Coyote predation

For management of coyote predation, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Developmentā€™s Coyote Predation Management Program (CPMP) is mandated through the Agricultural Pest Act allowing Counties and Municipal Districts to utilize toxicants and devices for coyote predation control.

Click HERE for more information.


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NCC Stewardship Credit Program

The Stewardship Credit Program is an innovative pilot project that takes a unique approach to land conservation. The program offers financial incentive for ranchers who enhance and maintain the natural capital of their property,

Click HERE for more information.


 

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