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May 2

Job posting – AgSafe Alberta Advisor

Posted on May 2 By: Trevor Bacque

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.

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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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Mar 27

Termination of the cash ticket deferral program would have significant consequences for Alberta barley farmers

Posted on Mar 27 By: Alberta Barley

(Calgary, AB) March 27, 2017 – Alberta barley farmers are extremely concerned at the prospect of the federal Liberals’ proposal to scrap the long-standing cash ticket deferral program, announced last week in the 2017 federal budget. An estimated 80 per cent of Alberta farmers participate in the deferred payment program on sales for barley, wheat,

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Mar 21

Spring management options for un-harvested crops

Posted on Mar 21 By: Megan Hall

Alberta Ag and Forestry has developed information and suggestions for producers regarding the handling un-harvested crops from last fall. Click on each of the following headings for more information on that topic.

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Mar 16

Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) of Health Canada and Imidacloprid – Request for Member Action

Posted on Mar 16 By: Alberta Barley

Dear members:  As you may be aware, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) of Health Canada has proposed a re-evaluation decision for the imidacloprid.  The proposed phase-out of the use of this insecticide is based on the perceived risk that imidacloprid may pose to aquatic invertebrates. On behalf of our members and along with other cropping sector

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