In the News

Experts say ranching done right improves environment and wildlife habitat

February 26, 2016

Temple Grandin writes on the habitat services provided by ranchers. This is why wildlife are found on managed grazing ecosystems - because it is good habitat as a result of the stewardship of the rancher. Click here to read more.

Farmers fear federal climate policy could hurt their industry

May 19, 2016

With the carbon sequestration and storage in agricultural lands (includes both crop and pasture) not given value in the market, farmers could pay despite the net carbon footprint of the industry being on the side of overall sequestration. Click here to read more.

Oil and gas firms ask farmers for cheaper land lease rates

April 6, 2016

Both the Action Surface Rights group and the Farmers' Advocate Office of Alberta are advising farmers not to give in to pressure from oil and gas companies. Click here to read more.

Alberta plans birth control strategy for feral horses

March 10, 2016 – The Western Producer

The latest strategy to control Alberta's wild horses was outlined at the AGLA AGM

Ranchers worry about returning bison to Banff

March 10, 2016 – The Western Producer

The major concern is that Plains bison established in Banff National Park will get out of the park and spread disease to cattle

Survey info to help determine lease rental rate

March 3, 2016 – The Western Producer

Alberta's new rent framework will hinge on cost of production survey and will take into account cattle price fluctuations