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Apr 18

Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions urge immediate Federal Government action to prevent CP Rail strike

Posted on Apr 18 By: Victoria Decker

(Calgary, Alberta) April 18, 2018 – In response to the 72-hour strike notice issued by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) representing more than 3,000 workers at CP Rail, the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions are urging the Federal Government to take immediate steps to prevent strike action. A rail strike could cause devastating consequences on

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Apr 18

Letter to Federal Government re: 72-hour CP Rail Strike Notice

Posted on Apr 18 By: Victoria Decker

Honorable Patricia A. Hajdu Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour House of Commons Ottawa, ON   K1A 0A6 April 18, 2018 Dear Minister Hajdu: The Alberta Barley and Alberta Wheat Commission’s (AB/AWC) are aware that the union (Teamsters Canada Rail Conference) representing 3,000 conductors and locomotive engineers at Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) has served notice

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Apr 10

Introducing FarmSustainability.ca – an online tool to advance farm sustainability

Posted on Apr 10 By: Victoria Decker

Team Alberta is pleased to launch farmsustainability.ca. This farm sustainability readiness tool is a web-based, voluntary, self-assessment and action planning resource that aims to advance on-farm sustainability in Canada. “Interest in our food system is ever-increasing,” said Jason Lenz, Chair of Alberta Barley. “Consumers not only want food that is safe, nutritious and affordable, but also

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Mar 15

Spotlight on Barley Diseases

Posted on Mar 15 By: Megan Hall

Spotlight on Barley Diseases is a handy in-field guide is a producers resource to be used during scouting. It provides effective disease management strategies and helps growers identify some of the most prevalent barley diseases. Download the guide here: Disease management booklet 2017_OUTLINES

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Mar 8

Alberta Wheat Commission and Alberta Barley welcome signing of CPTPP, urge quick passage to ensure Canadian farmers stay competitive

Posted on Mar 8 By: Victoria Decker

(Calgary, Alberta), March 8, 2018 – The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and Alberta Barley today welcomed the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP). The Commissions urge quick passage by Parliament to ensure Canada is among the first group of countries included when the trade deal takes effect. The CPTPP will

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Mar 1

New Provincial Government Changes for 2018 Carbon Credit Registration

Posted on Mar 1 By: Victoria Decker

Memo to Alberta Farmers: NEW Provincial government changes requires you to register for your 2018 carbon credits now or risk not being able to participate in the program this year. Farmers interested in getting paid for their reduced tillage practices must contact an aggregation company as soon as possible. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Changes to the

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Feb 28

Alberta Barley producers eligible for 17 percent SR&ED tax credit for 2017 research investments 

Posted on Feb 28 By: Victoria Decker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Calgary, Alberta), February 28, 2018 – Alberta Barley advises farmers that 17 per cent of their 2017 check-off payment is eligible for the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit for their investment in Alberta Barley-funded research and development (R&D) projects. For example, farmers who paid $100 in check-off to Alberta Barley

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Jan 31

Alberta Barley and Alberta Wheat Commission will move ahead with shared management team

Posted on Jan 31 By: Victoria Decker

(Edmonton, Alberta) January 31, 2018 – The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and Alberta Barley today announced that they are moving forward with a shared management structure, providing added value and cost savings to the province’s wheat and barley farmers. The move follows a four-month trial period, during which both boards and management assessed the feasibility

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Jan 25

WATCH: Alberta Barley’s video annual report

Posted on Jan 25 By: Alberta Barley

The 2016/17 crop year was a busy time for Alberta Barley. From updated research investments, to a market development study, to the end of the Western Wheat and Barley Check-off, our staff worked hard to make sure Alberta’s producers were well-represented. Watch the video annual report here:

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