Farmers' Advocate Office: Rural Disputes

 
 
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 Farmers and ranchers who experience conflicts with government or other agri-business owners may contact the FAO to help resolve the dispute. The FAO has mediated on a broad range of issues in the past, but we will not intervene if legal counsel is involved. Staff from the FAO have taken training with the ADR Institute of Alberta and the Foundation for Tribunal Administrative Justice.

Agricultural Operation Practices Act (Part 1 - Nuisance)
Under Part 1 of the Agricultural Operation Practices Act (AOPA), an appointed panel can review complaints related to agricultural odour, dust, noise, and smoke. For more information on the AOPA, please review the Agricultural Operation Practices Act Reference Guide.

Wildlife Cost Assessment Committee
Under the Forest and Prairie Protection Act, an individual may receive an invoice from Environment and Sustainable Resource Development to help cover the costs of fire suppression. On request, the Wildfire Cost Assessment Committee can review invoices to evaluate an individual's ability to pay.

Review of Crop Insurance Appeal
Upon request, the FAO will conduct appeals for Agricultural Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) on disputed crop insurance claims.

What's New?
Unharvested Acres - Know Your Options
Selling Hay to Wildfire Affected States

Resources
Understanding Your Land Title
Carbon Offsets and Farmers
Resolving Conflicts More Effectively
Spray Drift Concerns
Civil Claim Forms
Common Water Conflicts
Fact Sheet: Wetland Policy Implementation
A Practical Guide to Navigating Grain Contracts - Canadian Canola Growers Association
Plant Breeders Act, Fast Facts
Securing Cargo - Gas Tanks and Bales
Line Fence Act

Links
Law Society of Alberta
Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society
Appropriate Dispute Resolution Institute of Alberta (ADRIA)
Agricultural Development Committee Compensation Disclosure 2015

Contact Us
Farmers' Advocate Office (FAO)
#305, 7000 - 113 Street
Edmonton, AB T6H 5T6
Telephone: 310-FARM (3276)
Fax: 780-427-3913
farmers.advocate@gov.ab.ca
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This information published to the web on October 15, 2014.
Last Reviewed/Revised on April 27, 2017.