We are Alberta Pulse Growers.
Based in Leduc, Alberta Pulse Growers Commission is a not-for-profit organization that supports over 5,400 Alberta farmers who grow pulses, including dried peas, beans, chickpeas, lentils, soybeans and faba beans. Through a refundable levy based on 0.75 per cent of the cash sale on pulse crops sold in the province, Alberta Pulse Growers conducts research, administrative, marketing, advocacy and extension activities on behalf of our members.
With five zones, nine staff, and a farmer-elected Board of 12 Directors, Alberta Pulse Growers promotes the benefits of including pulses in a sustainable crop rotation and in a healthy diet through research and marketing initiatives, all in an effort to increase the sustainability and profitability of pulse production in Alberta.
Pulses are good — for you and for Alberta farms — and we work hard to make sure you think so too.
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Alberta Pulse Growers Commission Proposed Bylaw Changes
Alberta Pulse Growers Commission (APG) has been working on a bylaws implementation project with Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council (Marketing Council) staff. The opportunity to create bylaws for the organization was given to the Alberta marketing boards and commissions through changes to the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act in July 2020.
In this project, bylaws are created from removal of regulatory content from the Marketing Plan Regulation into bylaws – an alternate regulatory instrument. The objective is to create a more streamlined process to gain regulatory approvals and streamline the regulatory process.
For example, terms of office, election of directors and executive, general rights of producers and overall governance of the organization are some of the items contained in the new proposed bylaws. With the creation of the bylaws, it allows for those items to be removed from the Marketing Plan Regulation.
At the same time, APG and Marketing Council staff reviewed the Marketing Regulation, which has an expiry date of June 30, 2024. We have been working over the past two years on the bylaws implementation project and regulatory review projects.
View the bylaws below. Learn more and vote on proposed changes at the fall zone meetings.
Please click the links below to review the bylaws and other relevant documents:
Pulses on every farm, on every plate.
Lead through innovation and collaboration to add value for Alberta’s pulse farmers.
These values guide the organization in its pursuit of the mission and vision. These values are the expectation that the organization will operate under.
Clear and concise: each value represents how APG will address issues, opportunities and formulate decisions moving forward and they address how everyone in the organization will operate; Directors, Advisors and Staff.
APG values were reviewed through the strategic planning process and have been adopted as follows.
- Environmental Sustainability
- Grower Support
- Market Access & Transportation
- Farm Viability
- Market Development
- Value Added
Alberta Pulse Growers has a big job, and we couldn’t do it without help from our partners and associate organizations.
- Agricultural Funding Consortium
- Agri-Environmental Partnership of Alberta
- AgSafe Alberta
- Crop Sector Working Group
- Classroom Agriculture Program
- Grain Growers of Canada
- Prairie Grain Development Committee
- Prairie Pesticide Minor Use Consortium
- Pulse Canada
- Soy Canada
- Team Alberta
- Western Grains Research Foundation