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Jan 29

Alberta researcher receives prestigious award

Posted on Jan 29 By: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Former Alberta Agriculture and Forestry researcher Dr. Jim Helm has been awarded the prestigious American Society of Agronomy Distinguished Service Award. This award is given only to highly distinguished nominees that have made a transformational contribution to the agronomy profession. “Jim Helm is a household name among cereal breeders and scientists worldwide” says nominator Dr.

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Jan 13

Alberta Barley focuses attention on malt barley insurance

Posted on Jan 13 By: Ellen Cottee

With Alberta’s craft beer industry expanding, the province’s grain producers continue to take advantage of the opportunities this market provides. Thanks to the strong demand for malt barley, a key ingredient in beer, Alberta farmers will be including this high-value crop in their rotations in the years to come. Existing barley insurance is currently designed

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Jan 8

Alberta Barley’s new GM excited about industry’s future

Posted on Jan 8 By: Ellen Cottee

It was on his uncle’s farm near Russell, MB, that Rob Davies developed his lifelong enthusiasm for all things agriculture. Davies credits summers spent on the farm with starting him off on the path that would eventually lead him to become Alberta Barley’s general manager. Davies earned a bachelor of science in agriculture at the University

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Jan 7

Crop commissions’ response to Bill 6

Posted on Jan 7 By: Alberta Barley

Alberta Barley and the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) are committed to ensuring their farmer members are represented in local, national and international matters that impact their livelihood. Recently, the Government of Alberta announced Bill 6: The Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act. Below is a summary of the work the commissions have done

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Jan 7

Classroom Agriculture Program looking for volunteers

Posted on Jan 7 By: Alberta Barley

When asked, “where does our food come from?”, too many kids say the grocery store. The Classroom Agriculture Program (CAP) is trying to change that. CAP has been around since 1985 and during those 30 years, more than 600,000 grade four students have participated in the program. These students have learned where their food really

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