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Oct 22

General Manager’s Message – Investing in people

Posted on Oct 22 By: Lisa Skierka

As Alberta Barley enters the 2013 planning process, your staff are looking forward to taking the Board’s priorities and ideas and creating meaningful programs that really work for farmers. Over the past year, we’ve worked to invest in people who can make these projects and priorities happen. From the Barley Council of Canada (BCC) to

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Oct 18

Working together sets environmental coalition apart

Posted on Oct 18 By: Geoff Geddes

Is it possible to be a throwback and progressive at the same time? The Agri-Environmental Partner- ship of Alberta (AEPA) certainly hopes so as it tackles current issues with a consensus-based approach. “We’re a partnership of government, industry and public stakeholders working together to proactively address agri-environmental subjects from a policy perspective,” said AEPA Industry

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Oct 3

Investing in growth – Check-off dollars mean we’re stronger together

Posted on Oct 3 By: Matt Sawyer

The end of 2012 was re-invigorating for Alberta Barley’s (ABC’s) directors and delegates. A strong slate of fall regional meetings, followed by our best annual general meeting yet, left us ready for a year of new challenges and opportunities. Chief among these is the creation of the Barley Council of Canada (BCC), where ABC leadership

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Oct 1

Increase profitability by following the 4 Rs

Posted on Oct 1 By: Madeleine Baerg

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (AARD) scientists are leading a research project in collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) that may soon benefit many Albertan producers’ bottom lines. The four-year project—which compares different rates, timing and placement of traditional urea with Environmentally Smart Nitrogen (ESN) polymer-coated urea—will determine best practices for nitrogen fertilizer management

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Sep 22

Chairman’s Message

Posted on Sep 22 By: Matt Sawyer

As I look back over my past four years as chairman of the Alberta Barley board of directors, I’m proud of how our organization has grown to meet the needs of a changing industry. This evolution was made possible by the leadership and support of my fellow directors, as well as our grassroots system of

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Sep 18

Balancing the Wheat Belly

Posted on Sep 18 By: Alexis Kienlen

It seems everyone is talking about wheat these days, but what they’re saying is not necessarily good. Part of this can be blamed on Wheat Belly, a book by Dr. William Davis, an American cardiologist. The book, which became an international bestseller, claims wheat is responsible for the majority of North America’s current health problems.

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