Checking in on the check-off


Just a few years into the refundable check-off in Alberta, who’s winning? Some are concerned in the long run, there’s a lot to lose.

It was a tumultuous time for producers in Alberta, with aftershocks the nation’s cattle industry felt after the check-off was changed from mandatory to refundable in 2010.

Ranchers worry about sage grouse


In December 2013, when the Government of Canada issued an emergency order to protect the sage grouse under the Species at Risk Act, the ramifications took many by surprise. Yet the Emergency Order comes into effect on February 18, 2014.