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May 28

Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions urge federal government to take steps to keep grain moving

Posted on May 28 By: Megan Hall

With a potential CP Rail strike looming, the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and Alberta Barley are urging the federal government to take the necessary action to avoid disruptions in rail service, including consideration of back-to-work legislation in the event of a strike. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, which represents about 3,000 conductors, locomotive engineers and

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May 23

Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions say passing of Bill C-49 is a historic turning point for the grain industry, thank Ministers Garneau and MacAulay for commitment to farmers

Posted on May 23 By: Victoria Decker

Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions say passing of Bill C-49 is a historic turning point for the grain industry, thank Ministers Garneau and MacAulay for commitment to farmers (Calgary, Alberta) May 23, 2018 – The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and Alberta Barley say today’s news that Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act, is about to receive

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May 11

Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions disappointed in further delays to Bill C-49

Posted on May 11 By: Victoria Decker

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and Alberta Barley are disappointed to learn that Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act, was not passed this week. Further delays run the risk that farmers could see another crop year with no mechanisms in place to hold the railways accountable. The commissions continue to urge quick passage in the

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May 2

A step-by-step guide to growing malt barley

Posted on May 2 By: Victoria Decker

By: David Simbo, Research Manager What should I consider when choosing to grow malt barley, and which varieties should I grow? To answer some of the questions farmers may have about the crop, the following guide includes basic information and links to further sources. Variety selection The Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC) has recommended

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Apr 29

Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions say Minister Garneau’s endorsement of key amendments shows commitment to farmers

Posted on Apr 29 By: Victoria Decker

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and Alberta Barley say that Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s move to endorse key amendments to Bill C-49 in the House of Commons, as recommended by the Commissions, is good news for farmers. Now with spring seeding just days away, the Commissions urge the House of Commons to pass Bill

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Apr 23

Alberta Barley and Alberta Wheat Commission are hiring!

Posted on Apr 23 By: Victoria Decker

Marketing Communications Coordinator Alberta Wheat Commission and Alberta Barley The Alberta Wheat Commission and Alberta Barley are looking for a Marketing Communications Coordinator to join our teams in a shared capacity. We are a small but  dynamic team and our organizational culture thrives on innovation and a spirit of entrepreneurialism. We challenge our team to

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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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