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Sep 27

Alberta Barley hires Tom Steve as Interim General Manager, Alberta Wheat and Barley undergo trial period operating with a shared management structure

Posted on Sep 27 By: Alberta Barley

(Calgary, Alberta) September 27, 2017 – Alberta Barley is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Steve as interim general manager effective immediately. Steve currently serves as general manager of the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and will continue in this role as well. With Steve now leading both commissions, the boards of AWC and Alberta

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Sep 26

Get involved: Alberta Barley elections include 16 available positions

Posted on Sep 26 By: Alberta Barley

Sept. 26, 2017 (Calgary, AB) Nominations are now being accepted for Alberta Barley’s 2017 director and delegate elections. There are 16 positions available, including two directors (regions one and two) and one director-at-large (regions one, three, four or six). Thirteen spots are available for delegates with at least one opening in each of the Alberta Barley

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Sep 6

CMBTC to Receive Continued Funding from Prairie Barley Commissions

Posted on Sep 6 By: CMBTC

September 6, 2017 – Winnipeg, MB The Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC) announced today it will continue to receive funding from Alberta Barley, the Manitoba Wheat & Barley Growers Association (MWBGA) and the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley) to support its operations serving Canada’s malting barley value chain. The announcement comes after the July

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Aug 31

Potential Impacts of Changing Tax Regulations on Farming Operations

Posted on Aug 31 By: Alberta Barley

On July 18, 2017, the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, released draft legislation and explanatory notes intended to “close loopholes and deal with tax planning strategies that involve the use of private corporations.” The legislation is still in the consultation phase, but farmers need to understand the potential impacts of the changes ahead of

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Aug 21

Re-evaluation of Lambda-cyhalothrin

Posted on Aug 21 By: Grain Growers of Canada

Recently, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) of Health Canada has proposed a re-evaluation decision for Lambda-cyhalothrin (most commonly known as Matador) which would see the cancellation of use of the product for all food and feed commodities as well as indoor residential application. Grain Growers of Canada has provided a template letter which will allow farmers

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Aug 18

Summer Field Tours

Posted on Aug 18 By: David Simbo

(Above) Linda Hall speaks to farmers about improving yield and quality through agronomic practices, July 19. Summer time is the perfect opportunity for field tours and Alberta Barley’s research manager David Simbo has been criss-crossing Alberta, learning more about the commission’s research and interacting with our members. Applied Research Associations have been an effective tool

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Jun 29

Connecting the value chain from farm to fork: National EFP Summit will take place again this November

Posted on Jun 29 By: Alberta Barley

(Calgary, Alberta) June 29, 2017 – As a member of The National Environmental Farm Plan (NEFP) steering committee, Alberta Barley invites Agri-food stakeholders from across the value chain to attend the second annual NEFP Summit in Ottawa this November. Building on unprecedented support from last year’s summit, attendees will further develop this national standard designed

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Jun 20

Alberta Barley urges farmers to participate in Federal Government Consultations for A Food Policy for Canada

Posted on Jun 20 By: Alberta Barley

(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

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Jun 8

Making the Grade expands to two locations for 2017

Posted on Jun 8 By: Alberta Crop Commissions

(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

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