Alberta Pulse Growers is committed to maintaining and enhancing the business environment in which producers operate to ensure that growing pulses in Alberta remains a profitable venture. Policy work is a combination of analyzing new legislation, reviewing policies from other jurisdictions, and analyzing the impact of programs. APG is actively advocating for sound policies and programs that retain and enhance our competitiveness as a sector.
Climate change, sustainable sourcing, labour and farm safety, maximum residue limits, introduction and phasing out of crop protection products are all areas in which APG is working with our provincial crop sector partners, Team Alberta Crops, as well as our national organizations including Pulse Canada, Grain Growers of Canada, the Prairie Pesticide Minor Use Consortium and the Canadian Special Crops Association.
APG also engages at all levels of government alongside our cropping sector and industry counterparts though various working groups, roundtables and other forums to ensure the interests of our members are well represented.
Most of APG’s current Advocacy work falls into the following areas:
- Environment & Sustainability (Links to Pulse Crop News columns and other resources below)
Biodiversity and Cropping Ecosystems
Climate Change Leadership: You are Already Doing it Right
How Agricultural Wetlands Contribute to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
A Flood of Facts on Beneficial Agricultural Wetland Stewardship Webinar Recording
- Crop protection products
Neonicotinoids Past Present and Future
- A Changing Climate
Much Ado About Fertilizer Emissions
Crop Sector Journey to Net Zero
Carbon Policy Update
- Economic Farm Viability & Profitability
Tax, Tax, Code
- Market Access & Transportation (Pulse Canada)
- Public Trust & Social License
Sharing Our Sustainability Story
Soft Power and the Art of Diplomacy
Scientific Skepticism, Peer Review and Public Trust