Industry Acronyms

Organization Abbreviation
Agricultural Institute of Canada AIC
Agricultural Operation Practices Act AOPA
Agricultural Research and Extension Council of Alberta ARECA
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada AAFC
Agriculture and Rural Development ARD
Agriculture Financial Services Corp. AFSC
Agri-Environmental Partnership of Alberta AEPA
Alberta Agricultural Research Institute AARI
Alberta Agriculture and Food Council AAFC
Alberta Auction Markets Association AAMA
Alberta Beef Producers ABP
Alberta Beef Quality Starts Here Program ABQSH
Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association ACFA
Alberta Conservation Association ACA
Alberta Economic Development AEC
Alberta Energy Regulator AER
Alberta Environmentally Sustainable Agricultural Council AESA
Alberta Farm Animal Care AFAC
Alberta Farm Writers Association AFWA
Alberta Feeder Association AFA
Alberta Food Processors Association AFPA
Alberta Forage Council AFC
Alberta Grazing Leaseholders Association AGLA
Alberta Institute of Agrologists AIA
Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency ALMA
Alberta Livestock and Meat Strategy ALMS
Alberta Livestock Dealers & Order Buyers Association ALDOBA
Alberta Livestock Industry Development Fund ALIDF
Alberta Livestock Protection System ALPS
Alberta On Farm Safety Program AOFSP
Alberta Pacific Al-Pac
Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ASPCA
Alberta Veterinary Medicine Steering Committee AVMSC
Alberta Veterinary Medicine Association ABVMA
Alberta Women's Institute AWI
Alberta Land Use Services ALUS
Animal Disease Research Institute ADRI
Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen AAAF
BC Cattle Industry Development Fund BCIDF
BC Cattlemen's Association BCCA
Beef Cattle Research Council BCRC
Beef Development Fund BDF
Beef Education Association BEA
Beef Farmers of Ontario (formerly Ontario Cattlemen’s Association) BFO
Beef Industry Development Fund BIDF
Beef in the Classroom BITC
Bow River Basin Council BRBC
Canada Alberta Beef Industry Development Fund CABIDF
Canada Beef CB
Canadian Agricultural Income Stabilization Program CAIS
Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance CAFTA
Canadian Agri-Marketing Association CAMA
Canadian Angus Beef CAB
Canadian Beef Grading Agency CBGA
Canadian Bull Congress CBC
Canadian Cattle Identification Agency CCIA
Canadian Cattlemen Market Development Council CCMDC
Canadian Cattlemen’s Association CCA
Canadian Federation of Agriculture CFA
Canadian Food Inspection Agency CFIA
Canadian Food Inspection System Implementation Group CFISIG
Canadian Food Safety and Quality Program Fund CFSQP
Canadian Grains Council CGC
Canadian Horticultural Council CHC
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants CICA
Canadian Livestock Identification Agency CLIA
Canadian Meat Council CMC
Canadian On-Farm Food Safety Working Group COFFS
Canadian Pork Council CPC
Canadian Public Relations Society CPRS
Canadian Quality Assurance CQA
Canadian Quality Milk CQM
Canadian Sheep Federation CSF
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association CVMA
Canadian Young Cattlemen’s CYL
Cattle Feeder Council CFC
Cattle Implementation Program CIP
Cattle Industry Council CIC
Cattle Marketing Deductions Fund CMDF
Cattle Price Insurance Program CPIP
Classroom Agriculture Program CAP
Clean Air Strategic Alliance CASA
Codex Alimentarius Commission Codex
Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (EU trade deal) CETA
Confined Feeding Operations CFO
Country of Origin Labelling COOL
Cows and Fish C&F
Critical Control Point CCP
Dairy Farmers of Canada DFC
Department of Fisheries and Oceans DFO
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine DVM
Ducks Unlimited DU
Endangered Species Conservation Committee ESCC
Energy Utilities Board EUB
Environment and Sustainable Resource Development ESRD
Environmental Task Force ETF
Farm Implement Board FIB
Feeder Association of Alberta Ltd FAA
Food and Agriculture Organization (United Nations) FAO
Food Safety Enhancement Program FSEP
Foreign Animal Disease Eradication Support Steering Committee FADES
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points HACCP
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta ICAA
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences IFAS
Integrated Land Management Bureau ILMB
Intensive Livestock Working Group ILWG
International Association of Business Communicators IABC
International Livestock Congress ILC
International Organization of Standardization ISO
Lakeside Farm Industries LFI
Land Agent Advisory Committee LAAC
Lethbridge Research Station LRS
Livestock Identification and Commerce Act LICA
Livestock Identification Services LIS
Manitoba Beef Producers MBP
Marketing of Agricultural Products Act MAPA
National Beef Industry Development Fund NBIDF
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association NCBA
National Check-Off NCO
Natural Resources Conservation Board NRCB
Nature Conservancy of Canada NCC
Net Income Stabilization Account NISA
North America Freed Trade Agreement NAFTA
North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance NSWA
World Health Organization, Office International Epizootics OIE
Pacific Northwest Economic Region PNWER
Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration PFRA
Professional Agrologist P.Ag
National Quality Starts Here Program QSH
Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders Association SCFA
Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association SCA
Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association SSGA
Society for Range Management SRM
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals SPCA
South Saskatchewan River Basin Planning Committee SSRB
Southern Alberta Livestock Trucking Association SALTA
Standards Council of Canada SCC
Trout Unlimited TU
United States Department of Agriculture USDA
United States Meat Export Federation USMEF
University of Alberta U of A
University of Calgary U of C
University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine UCVM
University of Lethbridge U of L
University of Saskatchewan USask
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization Beef Technical Group VIDO
Watershed Planning and Advisory Council WPAC
Western Beef Development Centre WBDC
Western Canadian Association of Bovine Practioners WCAPB
Western Canadian Grazing Conference WCGC
Western College of Veterinary Medicine WCVM
World Health Organization WHO
Western Interprovincial Scientific Studies Association WISSA
Western Stock Growers Association WSGA
World Trade Organization WTO