(Calgary, Alberta) June 20, 2017– Alberta Barley is urging farmers to participate in online consultations for the Government of Canada’s A Food Policy for Canada. As primary producers of Canada’s food supply, farmer input will be integral in developing this new policy that aims to address issues related to the production, processing, distribution and consumption of
(Calgary, Alberta) June 8, 2017 – Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola Producers Commission (ACPC), Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and Alberta Pulse Growers (APG) once again invite producers to a hands-on grain grading workshop following last year’s highly successful event. This year, Making the Grade has grown to include two locations. Hosted at the Beaverlodge Research Station
(Calgary, Alberta) May 29, 2017 – Team Alberta is warning the federal government of serious financial consequences to farmers if they lose the ability to use deferred cash tickets to manage wide variations in their income. The potential end of the cash ticket deferral system was included unexpectedly as part of the federal government’s Budget
SARDA has a busy year planned! We’re expanding our public events and research trials so that we can better communicate with the community and help producers. To that end, we’ve also introduced new trials; SARVTs, which compare the varieties of wheat and peas commonly grown in our area to new varieties likely to perform better.
(Calgary, AB) May 16, 2017: Alberta Barley is thanking the federal government and Transport Minister Marc Garneau today for its commitment to farmers through the tabling of Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act which seeks to amend the Canada Transportation Act. Details emerged this morning from Transport Canada on the proposed legislation, which will introduce
This update is current as of Monday, May 15, 2017 Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) understands the pressure the unharvested crops have put on our clients as they wait for fields to dry, in order to deal with the unharvested acres from 2016 and seed the 2017 crop. What is new as of May 15:
Position Overview Representatives from a broad collection of Alberta’s agricultural crop and livestock commodity groups have teamed up to form AgSafe Alberta. AgSafe Alberta is an educational and advisory body that works with Alberta farmers and ranchers to increase the level of safety, through awareness and safe work practices, both at home and at work.
(Calgary, Alberta) April 27, 2017 – Alberta Barley is asking the Canadian Grain Commission to reduce user fees to $0 for the 2018 crop year in order to start balancing the books from the over $107 million being carried in the CGC revolving fund. To reduce further growth of the surplus, the CGC has now proposed
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… (Calgary, Alberta) April 26, 2017 – Team Alberta held a conference call this morning with Agriculture and Forestry Minister Oneil Carlier and senior officials from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and Alberta Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) to stress the need for immediate intervention into the dire situation with unharvested crops around the province.
(Calgary, Alberta) April 24, 2017 – Team Alberta will meet with the province’s agriculture minister and representatives from the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) this Wednesday to request immediate action regarding approximately one million unharvested acres still sitting in farmers’ fields throughout the province. Team Alberta will continue to recommend that farmers in the hardest