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UCP cuts 100s of ag jobs days after offloading ag research onto universities

Just as I predicted.

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UCP government to give agriculture research nonprofit $37M annually

Coincidentally, the government has reduced Agriculture & Forestry salaries by nearly $100 million over the last 5 years.

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Alberta ag ministry offloads 6 research programmes

The 3 recent announcements come as the ministry tries to find ways to cut $140M and 277 jobs this year.

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Liberals to send $2.7 million to Alberta for government food processing facility

Last week, the federal government announced that they’d be sending nearly $2.7 million to Alberta for the Food Processing Development Centre.

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Alberta agriculture minister responsible for ending Canadian Wheat Board

The person most responsible for dismantling the CWB, despite a majority of farmers voting to keep it, is now the minister over agriculture in Alberta.

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Feds increase borrowing capacity to half a billion dollars for dairy commission

Last week, the House of Commons and Senate passed C-16, which authorized the Canadian Dairy Commission to borrow up to $500 million to purchase, sell, and market dairy products.

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The family connection between Cargill and the UCP

A recent article mentioned a union letter addressed to the head of Cargill, I wondered if a copy was online, and if it mentioned the head of the plant by name.

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Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee members announced

Earlier this week, the Alberta government announced that they had established the Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee. Here are the committee members.