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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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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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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 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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Mar 21

Spring management options for un-harvested crops

Posted on Mar 21 By: Ellen Cottee

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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Nov 28

Notice about proposed check-off increase

Posted on Nov 28 By: Alberta Barley

Alberta Barley is proposing to increase its service charge to $1.20/MT at its Annual General Meeting, Dec. 8, in Banff, AB. The proposed change would take effect Aug. 1, 2017. Currently, the Alberta Barley provincial check-off is $1/MT. In addition, there is a $0.04/MT check-off collected through the Western Wheat and Barley Check-off (WWBCO), a

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Nov 18

Grain Futures

Posted on Nov 18 By: Trevor Bacque

For generations, Alberta barley farmers were at the whim of a delicate product, a volatile market and a monopoly buyer. Then along came a California brewery with a wacky proposition to make things better for everyone. Click here to read the full story by Crystal Luxmore and learn about the relationship between Lagunitas Brewing Co. and Alberta barley farmers.

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Oct 31

Ed Tollefson appointed to Alberta Barley board of directors

Posted on Oct 31 By: Ellen Cottee

Oct. 27, 2016 (Calgary, AB): Valleyview area farmer Ed Tollefson has been appointed to Alberta Barley’s board of directors representing region six. The appointment comes after former director Gerald Finster resigned from the board due to increased business and family demands this past June. “I enjoyed my time on the board,” said Finster. “The Alberta

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