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Jan 30

Endangered short line kept in service by community co-op

Posted on Jan 30 By: Cullen Bird

The Battle River Railway is providing farmers in a string of eastern Alberta communities with a local means for transporting their grain products to market. The Battle River Railway (BRR) is a reclaimed short line, bought in 2010 by a co-op of active farmers and community members. Alberta Barley organized a tour of the Forestburg

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Jan 29

Lots to learn at FarmTech 2015

Posted on Jan 29 By: Sydney Duhaime

Alberta Barley’s directors and staff headed to Edmonton this week for the 16th annual FarmTechTM conference. Communications coordinator and ag novice Sydney Duhaime tagged along to see what this conference was all about. As someone who was born and raised in the city, there are still lots of things I have to learn about in

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Jan 21

Our research projects page has officially launched!

Posted on Jan 21 By: Garson Law

It’s official—after weeks of incubating in the lab, our creation has come to life. On behalf of the research and communications departments, I am very happy to say that the new and improved research projects page is now up and running on albertabarley.com. Click here to take a look. Created based on feedback from researchers

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Jan 15

Rise in craft brew demand is a huge opportunity for farmers

Posted on Jan 15 By: Jeremy Simes

A spike in craft brew demand across North America will call for an increase of up to 300,000 tonnes of malt barley per year over the next five years, according to Kevin Sich, manager of the cereals department at Rahr Malting. “At the rate it’s growing, we don’t see it slowing down until 2022,” Sich added. This market shift is

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Jan 6

Novel tool indicates Canadian barley and canola are sustainable sources

Posted on Jan 6 By: Jeremy Simes

A new tool that calculates the carbon footprint of canola and barley production within the farm gate will increase Canada’s competitive advantage in the global market. The downloadable Canadian Crop Carbon Footprint Lookup Tool was primarily developed in response to sustainability measures requested by the European biodiesel industry, said Dennis Rogoza, who developed the tool.

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