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Apr 26

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

Posted on Apr 26 By: Trevor Bacque

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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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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Sep 26

Team Alberta meets with provincial transport and ag ministers to address imbalance of accountability and power in Canada’s rail transportation system

Posted on Sep 26 By: Trevor Bacque

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Calgary, Alberta) September 26, 2016 – Last week representatives from Team Alberta met with provincial Transport Minister Brian Mason and Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier to deliver producer-focused messaging that addresses the imbalance of accountability and market power in Canada’s grain transportation system. The meeting took place prior to a final consultation meeting

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Sep 21

Alberta Barley provides feedback to Minister of Transport regarding The Future of Transportation in Canada

Posted on Sep 21 By: Alberta Barley

(Calgary, Alberta) September 21, 2016 – Alberta Barley, on behalf of the province’s 11,000 barley producers, has submitted feedback and recommendations to The Honourable Marc Garneau, federal Minister of Transport, regarding the Canadian Transportation Act (CTA), Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act (Bill C-30) and the upcoming Future of Transportation in Canada discussions. “We are

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Sep 7

Western Canadian Barley Producers Invest $2.4 Million in Barley Breeding

Posted on Sep 7 By: Trevor Bacque

Alberta Barley, the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley), the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association (MWBGA) and the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) are pleased to announce a commitment of more than $2.4 million over five years to the barley variety development program at the University of Saskatchewan Crop Development Centre (CDC). “Producers have played

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Sep 1

Alberta Barley director and delegate nominations open

Posted on Sep 1 By: Alberta Barley

Sept. 1, 2016 (Calgary, AB) Alberta Barley is seeking nominations for its farmer-led board of directors and delegate body. There are 20 positions available, including two directors (regions three and four) and one director-at-large (region one, two, three or six). Seventeen spots are available for delegates with at least one opening in five of the

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