New Deadline to Register for Carbon Credits
Farmers must register by April 29th or risk losing out on claiming their carbon credits.
Changes to the Alberta Carbon Offset System means producers need to identify fields they're considering claiming credits on for the 2018 growing season.
Dale Valin with Carbon Credit Solutions Inc says, after the deadline, you'll also lose the ability to claim your last three years of carbon credits.
Valin says, the process takes about ten days, so it's important to register as soon as possible.
Producers Reminded About Calving Safety
An Agriculture Health and Safety Specialist is reminding producers that animals are unpredictable.
Farmers and ranchers are working long hours as calving season continues, and Glen Blahey with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association says, more animal related injuries are seen this time of year.
He says, when checking the cattle alone, someone needs to know where you are and approximately when you should be back.
The Federal Ag Minister Concludes Trade Mission to Japan and South Korea
Federal Agriculture Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, has concluded a successful week-long trade mission to Japan and South Korea.
The trip follows the signing of the new Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement last week in Chile.
One of the trade mission highlights includes the Ag Minister's meeting with representatives from Costco Japan.
He congratulated the company on their decision to exclusively import Canadian pork at all of their Japanese stores.
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