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March 27, 2023
ACT NOW:  Show Your Support for Bill C-234
Bill C-234

Bill C-234 is scheduled for final voting in the House of Commons on Wednesday, March 29

Bill C-234 will extend the exemption from carbon pricing for on-farm uses of propane and natural gas. It will be a huge relief for canola farmers for necessary farm practices like grain drying.

An Exemption is the Best Solution.

To support farmers in their efforts, Bill C-234 seeks to amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act to extend the exemption for qualifying farming fuel to marketable natural gas and propane. The current carbon price rebate, introduced last year through Bill C-8, does not fully account for the individual breadth of carbon surcharges applied to farms.

Farmers pay a carbon price on essential farming activities such as irrigation, grain drying, feed preparation, heating or cooling of barns and other agricultural growing structures.

Bill C-234 would provide an exemption, limited to on-farm fuel use for these necessary farm practices, allowing farmers to invest their money in the efficiency of their operations.

Ask your Member of Parliament to support farmers and vote in favour of Bill C-234. 

Vegreville - March 30

Coffee, Donuts, & Canola - Vegreville on March 30

Join Alberta Canola Director Jeannette Andrashewski for a quick morning meeting with the canola agronomy information you need to be growing season ready!

Thursday, March 30 from 9:00am to 11:00am

Vegreville Suites (formerly the Pomeroy)

Topics include:

  • canola diseases - clubroot, verticillium, seeding diseases, and more
  • canola insects - flea beetles and beyond
  • canola stand establishment - get your canola crop off to the best start possible
  • and answers to the questions you have
Vegreville Speakers
Pest Management Challenge

Pest Management Challenge

To enter, fill out the short online form and share your own experiences for a chance to win an iPad Air 256 GB*. Three iPad prize winners will be randomly drawn on April 10, 2023.  Contest closes March 31, 2023.


Ag Policy & Your Farm Webinar Series - Recordings

The recordings from the 2023 Ag Policy & Your Farm Webinar series are now available for viewing at your convenience.


The Prairie Precision Sustainability Network (PPSN)

The Prairie Precision Sustainability Network (PPSN) is a newly formed collaboration between research teams at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Calgary.   By combining grower harvest data and satellite imagery we are building a model that will predict future yields on low production areas, by individual fields.  

We are analyzing unproductive field zones over multiple years, accounting for variations in crop, weather, and markets. Our research will provide insights across thousands of fields and multiple years, leading to better-informed decisions and preparedness for future challenges.

If you meet the criteria to participate you will be eligible to receive a Marginal Area Map, and a Marginal Area Report from our Agricultural Economist outlining options for improving the profitability of your operation now and into the future.


Cropping Alternatives 2023 now available

Each year, the Alberta government forecasts of the cost of producing the most commonly grown field crops across the province. Regional forecasts are based on current cost of production information from the AgriProfit$ program, and estimates of expected revenues and costs from various sources.

Cropping Alternatives crop budgets are designed to assist grain, oilseed, and pulse crop producers make better crop planning decisions using information from their own farm. These updates support the commitment of Alberta Agriculture to the crops industry for decision tools to address both profit and risk management.

The updated budgets are soil zone specific and cover a variety of dryland and irrigation crops. Estimated costs for the 2023 growing season are included, but can be modified to better represent production, prices and costs specific to a farming operation.

Blue Book

Order Your 2023 Blue Book Now!

Four of Alberta’s crop commissions – Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers, and the Alberta Wheat Commission – have launched the 2023 advance ordering system for Alberta’s Crop Protection Guide, otherwise known as the Blue Book. 

Order your Blue Book today or download a PDF copy for free.

Coming Events

Coming Events

Coffee, Donuts, and Canola – Growing Season Ready Meeting
Thursday, March 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Vegreville, Alberta

Join Alberta Canola Director Jeannette Andrashewski for a coffee and donuts while getting canola agronomy updates from Clint Jurke, Keith Gabert, and Brittany Visscher – the information you need to be ready for the growing season!

MarketsFarm Spring 2023 Market Outlook
Thursday, April 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Online, Webinar

Trying to make sense of how current global events, weather outlook and commodity markets could affect your crop production decisions this spring? Join Mike Jubinville and Bruce Burnett of Glacier FarmMedia MarketsFarm for the Spring 2023 Market Outlook, as they walk through key indicators and provide analysis to help you and your farm. Stay until the end for a Q&A period with Mike and Bruce.

Plus: want to know their Top 3 Things to Watch in 2023? Register to find out. This event is open to everyone, and completely free.

Sustainability Series Webinar: Renewable Energy – Landowners Considerations
Thursday, April 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Online, Webinar

Landowners in Alberta often have questions about their rights and responsibilities when approached by energy companies interested in developing renewable energy projects on their land. Rural communities and landowners may be affected by growth in the renewable energy sector as agricultural lands are converted to industrial use.

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