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Feb 28

Telling your agriculture story through social media

Posted on Feb 28 By: Richard Phillips

This is the first of a two-part series with Canada Grains Council President Richard Phillips on using social media to connect with, educate, and inform urban consumers on modern agriculture. We have all seen it. The recent “Wheat Belly” phenomenon seems to be popping up everywhere. If you haven’t seen evidence of it yet, check

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Feb 20

Field Crop Development Centre vital for barley research

Posted on Feb 20 By: Jessica Patterson

The Field Crop Development Centre (FCDC), located in Lacombe, has been furthering the interests of barley farmers in Western Canada through breeding cereal grains for the last 40 years. “In that time, we’ve commercialized 40 varieties of barley—two-row, six-row and malts,” said Mark MacNaughton, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development’s branch head in charge of the

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Feb 13

Emerging Markets: Saudi Arabia offers huge potential for barley exports

Posted on Feb 13 By: Karin Olafson

Canada produces eight million tonnes of barley each year, exporting up to 25 per cent of this. In the 2012–2013 year, 2,154 kilotons of barley was exported. The U.S., Japan and China are Canada’s top three barley export destinations. Interestingly, Saudi Arabia is currently the world’s top barley buyer, having imported more than seven million

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Feb 11

News Release–Launching of the Classroom Agriculture Program Society

Posted on Feb 11 By: Classroom Agriculture Program (CAP)

LAUNCHING OF THE CLASSROOM AGRICULTURE PROGRAM SOCIETY  (Calgary, AB, January 23, 2014) The Classroom Agriculture Program (CAP) provides rural and urban elementary students in Alberta a unique opportunity to learn about the tradition and future of agriculture. While this program has been around for nearly thirty years, CAP recently incorporated as a Society and is

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Feb 5

Mike Ammeter: A proud voice at the table

Posted on Feb 5 By: Scott Rollans

Sylvan Lake-area farmer Mike Ammeter serves as Alberta Barley vice-chairman and region three director-at-large. He lives in the house he grew up in, farming land that has been in his family for nearly eight decades. Yet, to hear him tell it, he still hasn’t decided what he wants to be when he grows up. Ammeter

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