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Feb 12

Crop Commissions to host FarmSafe workshops throughout Alberta this March

Posted on Feb 12 By: Alberta Barley

(Calgary, Alberta) February 12, 2016 – Four of the crop commissions, Alberta Wheat Commission, Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola Producers Commission and Alberta Pulse Growers Commission, are fostering hands-on farm safety education opportunities by hosting a series of FarmSafe workshops throughout Alberta this March. These free, one-day FarmSafe workshops will provide training and educational manuals to

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Feb 4

Alberta’s barley farmers welcome signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Posted on Feb 4 By: Alberta Barley

(Calgary, Alberta) Feb. 4, 2016 – On news that the Government of Canada has signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, Alberta’s barley farmers welcome the development and urge the rapid implementation of this landmark deal. “The TPP will have a significant impact on beef and pork exports into Japan,” said Alberta Barley chairman Mike Ammeter.

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Feb 4

New year, new findings

Posted on Feb 4 By: Sydney Duhaime

Growing the barley industry all comes down to research—according to Alberta Barley research manager Garson Law. “As a farmer-funded organization, we invest in research to bring scientific advancements directly to our farmers. This is the biggest factor in maintaining long-term sustainability,” he explained. With that in mind, it’s no wonder that Alberta Barley has made

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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 25

Coalition meeting paves the way for unified agriculture industry approach to upcoming provincial government Bill 6 consultations

Posted on Jan 25 By: Alberta Barley

(Calgary, Alberta), Jan 25, 2016 – The newly formed crop and livestock sector coalition is pleased to announce that their January 22nd meeting was an unprecedented success, resulting in a unified voice on Bill 6 as the agriculture industry progresses toward upcoming government consultations. The coalition, co-hosted by the Crop Sector Working Group (CSWG) and

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Jan 15

Alberta’s crop commissions urge farmers, ranchers and farm workers to participate in online survey to garner Bill 6 feedback

Posted on Jan 15 By: Alberta Barley

(Calgary, Alberta), January 15, 2014 – Alberta’s crop commissions, consisting of elected farmer representatives, are urging farmers, ranchers and farm workers to complete a survey designed to garner feedback on the regulations relating to Bill 6. Survey results will provide an important knowledge base for members of the Crop Sector Working Group (CSWG) as our

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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 8

Bill 6 update for Alberta’s barley farmers

Posted on Jan 8 By: Alberta Barley

Alberta Barley is very disappointed that the Government of Alberta chose to force the passage of the amended Bill 6 through the legislature on December 10, 2015. The voice of farmers was consistent regarding the lack of consultation and especially the lack of clarity about how the Bill would impact farmers and ranchers across the

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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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