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Apr 23

Plan now to understand and apply variable-rate management

Posted on Apr 23 By: Ian Doig

Most Alberta farmers have by now made their game plan for the 2015 crop season. While it may be too late to embark upon on-farm research or variable-rate management this season, soil-variability research proponent Ken Coles suggests that now is a good time for producers to think about it long-term. “I know a lot of

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Apr 17

CropChoice$ 2015 available

Posted on Apr 17 By: Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development

Producers can analyze crop opportunities with latest data Planting time is around the corner and if you are still firming up your crop plans – sit down with an expert – you and CropChoice$. CropChoice$ is a free software tool, that helps producers make crop planning choices for maximum benefit to their operations and their

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Apr 16

Canada’s grain growers welcome next stage in marketing freedom

Posted on Apr 16 By: Grain Growers of Canada

OTTAWA, April 15, 2015 – Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) welcomes today’s announcement that CWB has entered into a partnership with G3 Global Grain Group. This significant investment will allow CWB to become a major player in a competitive Canadian and global grain market. “Grain Growers have long supported the return to marketing freedom for

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Apr 15

Brewing a new future for beer-making in Canada

Posted on Apr 15 By: Cullen Bird

Olds College brewmaster Duncan Britton, middle, goes over the equipment with a group of first-year students in 2013. The Olds College brewery program is filling an urgent need for skilled labour in the brewing industry, and Canada’s brewmasters know it. Before Olds College and Ontario’s Niagara College partnered to form the program, there was no

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Apr 1

Time running out on licensing input

Posted on Apr 1 By: Lee Hart

The Canadian livestock feed industry has only a few days left to provide input into a proposal by the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) to develop a licensing system for feed mills. Deadline is April 9. Jim Smolik, CGC assistant chief commissioner, explained that the licensing proposal largely stems from the business failures in 2012 of

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