AGRICULTURE INFORMATION POSTS

Changes to Employment Standards for Farms and Ranches

Monday, January 1, 2018
Alberta Labour standards are changing the rules effective January 1, 2018. Below is a summary of the highlighted changes. The new rules for Farm and Ranch Workers ONLY apply to waged, non-family members, which includes workers that are year round employees or seasonal employees. The new rules don’t apply to family members, nor do they apply to neighbours or friends lending a helping hand.
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OHS Rules for Farmers

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

OHS Rules for Farmers New Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) rules require that all farms that employ paid employees (other than family members) have a safety program that includes training of employees. OHS should only inspect your farm if a serious accident or a death occurs at your worksite. ...

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Feedlot Auditor - It's coming whether you want it or not.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Feedlot Auditor – It’s coming whether you want it or not “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” Starting this spring, the National Cattle Feeders Association is unveiling the culmination of its last few years of work to present a brand new, voluntary audit tool that allows feedlot operators...
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Year End Preparation

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Year End Preparation What do we need and why? A copy of bookkeeping records whether it be manual synoptic, Sage Simply Accounting, Quickbooks etc. All bank statements for the year and reconciliation reports Asset listings Receipts for purchases of depreciable assets greater than $5...
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ATTENTION: BILL 6

Thursday, January 28, 2016
HOW WILL IT IMPACT YOUR FARM OR RANCH A Plain language presentation by Smith & Hersey Law Firm. Please click on the link below for more information and presentation dates in February 2016: Smith & Hersey Presentation on Bill 6 ...
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WCB for Alberta Farmers

Monday, January 18, 2016
Farmers who need to apply for WCB have until April 30, 2016 to do so. Any farm or ranch with waged workers who are not business owners or family members of business owners now have to require WCB account. So waged workers are employees only, the farmer doesn’t have to obtain WCB for those who are ...
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Livestock Tax Deferral

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Livestock Tax Deferral The Livestock Tax Deferral provision allows farmers to defer income to the following taxation year if they farm in a prescribed drought region and sell part of their breeding herd due to the drought conditions. The breeding herd must have been reduced by at least 15 per cent....
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