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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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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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Dec 21

Minimizing the carbon levy

Posted on Dec 21 By: Team Alberta

  Alberta Crop Commissions Working to Minimize Carbon Levy Impact FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Leduc, Alberta) December 21, 2016 – Alberta’s four major crop commissions, operating as Team Alberta, continue to work together to minimize the impact of the carbon levy on farmers. In recent consultations with the provincial Climate Technology Task Force, Team Alberta advocated

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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 7

Intake for AgriProfit$ 2017 now open

Posted on Nov 7 By: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

AgriProfit$ – your customized business analysis Participation on the AgriProfit$ program will give you a customized business analysis of your farm, and your key enterprises, that you can use to help identify and manage costs towards increased profitability. Your farm information is confidential. Registration for the program opens November 1 and closes on January 15th

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Sep 1

2015 AgriProfit$ Benchmark Analysis online now!

Posted on Sep 1 By: Trevor Bacque

Annually, the Economics Section of the Alberta government works directly with producers to stay informed of crop production costs and returns. The AgriProfit$ Business Analysis and Research Program collects information that is used to generate key cropping benchmarks for the major soil zones of Alberta. Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP)

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