Team Alberta Crops has added four new farmer organizations to the collaboration that engages in policy analysis, development, and advocacy to benefit Alberta’s farm and crop sector.
After several years of successfully advocating for farmers provincially and federally, the collaboration of Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers, and the Alberta Wheat Commission, has recently expanded to further amplify the voice of Alberta farmers, by including Alberta Beekeepers Commission, Alberta Seed Growers, Alberta Sugar Beet Growers, and Potato Growers of Alberta.
“Team Alberta Crops is effective in representing a wide variety of agricultural products, farmers, beekeepers, and a diversity of perspectives providing robust advocacy delivered on behalf of the sector,” says Greg Sears, chair of the Alberta Wheat Commission. “Over the years, Team Alberta Crops has become widely recognized as an impactful collaboration that advocates and influences policy on behalf of farmers.”
Some of the areas Team Alberta has achieved success in the past include Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) for Class 1 drivers, business risk management programs, and farm sustainability.