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Agriculture - Provincial + Federal Policy

A thriving pharmaceutical industry is growing poppies for medicinal use in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia, but not in Canada. This not only presents a large diversification option for the Southern Alberta agricultural sector but offers long term employment and growth opportunities for this and numerous other industries.

Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce

Agriculture - Federal Policy

Border inspections of Canadian and US meat are simply re-inspections of CFIA and USDA inspected meats. On July 6, 2009 FSIS formally acknowledged that Canada’s system of meat testing is equivalent to USDA standards. However, every shipment of Canadian meat into USA is subject to mandatory reinspection at the border, with re inspection fees applicable. This border re-inspection process places the Canadian meat industry at an economic disadvantage to that of the USA.

Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce

Agriculture - Federal Policy

In order to reduce food waste, and to keep beef stock off the black market, producers and licensed abattoirs need the ability to work with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and veterinarians to assess both compromised and unfit animals for possible transport to slaughter facilities

Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce

Agriculture - Provincial Policy

The length of time it takes Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) to process assignments of ownership and renewals of grazing leases is excessively long.

Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce

Agriculture - Provincial Policy

The agriculture industry significantly contributes to Alberta’s economy and enhancing the strength of the sector is an important priority. It is particularly important for Alberta’s agri-food industry to market their products in a way that reflects the link between ‘Grown-in-Canada’ product and a supply chain, environment, standard, and identity that is uniquely and 100% Canadian

Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce

Agriculture - Provincial Policy

With greater attention around food sustainability and the environmental footprint of agriculture, there is a need to raise awareness and provide fact-based education focused on where our food comes from, recognizing the sustainability of agribusiness and its vitally important role in our economy as a natural resource.

Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce

Agriculture - Provincial + Federal Policy

Current risk management programs are not meeting the changing needs and requirements within agriculture and the lack of education and awareness around risk management strategies is limiting the growth and success of agriculture producers.

Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce

Agriculture - Federal Policy

To feed the world, we have to grow 10,000 years' worth of food in the next thirty years, which means agriculture producers worldwide must increase food production by 60 to 70 percent. This demand is met with finite resources in agriculture including people, land and investment coupled with the high costs of technological adoption and implementation, environmental and regulatory burdens and a lag in specialized education and skill development. The convergence of skills development, new technologies, regulatory and cost c

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