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Aug 26

New marketplace, new reality for barley futures contract

Posted on Aug 26 By: Andrea Hilderman

The new ICE Futures Canada barley contract has a long history going back to 1913, when the first barley contract was established on what was then the Winnipeg Grain Exchange. Several iterations later—through world wars, continental barley markets and, most recently, the removal of the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) monopoly powers over barley marketing—the barley

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Aug 20

#PortTour blog: Day Five (Vancouver)

Posted on Aug 20 By: Erin Gowriluk

Friday, August 15 marked the fifth and final day of the Alberta Barley West Coast Port Tour. Touring Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) by boat was a great way to get a sense of where the various grain terminals are located. Participants were escorted by Karin Plettner, Business Development Coordinator at PMV and the Port’s Harbour Master;

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Aug 19

#PortTour blog: Day Four (Prince Rupert)

Posted on Aug 19 By: Erin Gowriluk

Alberta Barley’s Policy Analyst Erin Gowriluk will be blogging all week exclusively on Barley Country from the West Coast Port Tour. Check back daily to see the latest information, updates and photos from the tour. It took a shuttle bus, plane, ferry and car to get the West Coast Port Tour Crew up to Prince Rupert,

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Aug 14

#PortTour blog: Day Three (Vancouver)

Posted on Aug 14 By: Erin Gowriluk

Alberta Barley’s Policy Analyst Erin Gowriluk will be blogging all week exclusively on Barley Country from the West Coast Port Tour. Check back daily to see the latest information, updates and photos from the tour.  After several hours en route from Seattle, we arrived in downtown Vancouver Wednesday morning for a meeting at the Canadian Grain

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Aug 13

#PortTour blog: Day Two (Washington)

Posted on Aug 13 By: Erin Gowriluk

Alberta Barley’s Policy Analyst Erin Gowriluk will be blogging all week exclusively on Barley Country from the West Coast Port Tour. Check back daily to see the latest information, updates and photos from the tour.  What a remarkable day for hands on learning. We left Oregon early Tuesday morning for Washington, where our first stop was

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Aug 12

#PortTour14 blog: Day One (Portland)

Posted on Aug 12 By: Erin Gowriluk

Alberta Barley’s Policy Analyst Erin Gowriluk will be blogging all week exclusively on Barley Country from the West Coast Port Tour. Check back daily to see the latest information, updates and photos from the tour.  Today marked the first day of our West Coast Port Tour, and the start of a huge learning curve. Participants met

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Aug 11

Live from Portland–Alberta Barley hosts West Coast Port Tour

Posted on Aug 11 By: Erin Gowriluk

Alberta Barley’s Policy Analyst Erin Gowriluk will be blogging all week exclusively on Barley Country from the West Coast Port Tour. Check back daily to see the latest information, updates and photos from the tour.  Hello everyone, My name is Erin Gowriluk and I am the Policy Analyst in a shared role with Alberta Barley and

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Aug 6

Region Four director preaches collaboration among producers, ag groups

Posted on Aug 6 By: Tyler Difley

Bernie Klammer has been Alberta Barley’s Region Four director since 2011, and previously spent five years as an Alberta Barley delegate. During his time with the organization, he has used his diverse agricultural knowledge and experience to help guide the barley industry into a profitable and sustainable future. “Agriculture as a whole needs grassroots producers

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