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May 24

SARDA Ag Research – Responding to producers’ needs

Posted on May 24 By: SARDA

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.

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May 16

Transport Canada comes through for western Canadian farmers with historic announcement

Posted on May 16 By: Alberta Barley

(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

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Apr 27

Grain Commission should scrap user fees in 2018 to reduce surplus

Posted on Apr 27 By: Alberta Barley

(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

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Apr 26

Team Alberta holds call with minister about the dire status of unharvested acres

Posted on Apr 26 By: Team Alberta

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.

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Apr 24

Team Alberta calls for immediate provincial government action with unharvested crops

Posted on Apr 24 By: Team Alberta

(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

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Apr 19

CropChoice$ 2017 available

Posted on Apr 19 By: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

The latest edition of CropChoice$ is ready for your use in your crop planning. With the latest data, planning is even more customized to the producer’s current operation. CropChoice$ helps producers choose the best crops for their operation and their bottom line. This updated edition features ‘worst-best-most likely’ values for prices as well as yields,

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Apr 12

Farmer directors deliver Alberta’s grain industry messaging and priorities in Ottawa

Posted on Apr 12 By: Alberta Barley

(Calgary, Alberta) April 12, 2017 – Team Alberta, along with the Grain Growers of Canada, were in Ottawa last week meeting with various parliamentarians to discuss priorities for Alberta grain farmers to ensure a viable and profitable crop sector. “This collaborative outreach couldn’t have happened at a better time. There is a lot of good

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