Alberta Beef Producers plebiscite extended

  From the November 13, 2018 issue of Agri-News
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 Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council has extended the Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) plebiscite voting period by two weeks. The voting period now comes to an end on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at 4:30 p.m.

“We know this fall has been challenging for producers,” says Norine Moore, chair of Marketing Council. “We talked to cattle farmers when we traveled to ABP meetings, and we heard how weather conditions impacted harvest and cattle marketing, along with other farm activities. We are encouraged by those producers who have already voted in the plebiscite in spite of the busy fall. We have also heard from those who wanted to vote but were too busy on the farm.”

The ABP fall regional meetings are done for the year, but eligible producers can still vote by mail or in person at any Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) office until November 27. Those offices are closed during the lunch hour.

“The question on the ballot asks producers if they would like the ABP service charge model to be refundable at the request of the producer - which is the current model - or to be non-refundable, where all of the service charges stay with the Commission,” Moore adds.

More information on the plebiscite and eligibility criteria can be found at Contact the Returning Officer at 1-855-667-3311 or for additional information or to get a mail-in ballot.

Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council

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