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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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Sep 8

Craft brewing conundrum – An introduction to Alberta’s beer mark-up policy

Posted on Sep 8 By: Tyler Difley

In Alberta, buying beer can be a simultaneously exciting and overwhelming experience. As you enter your local liquor store, you’re greeted by a tantalizing selection of suds from around the world: Belgian whites, Irish stouts, Australian ales and American lagers, as well as a fine assortment of craft-brewed creations from across Canada. Alberta has 16

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Sep 2

Call of the Land celebrates 60 years

Posted on Sep 2 By: Tamara Leigh

The year is 1953. Louis St. Laurent is elected prime minister of Canada, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzig Norgay reach the top of Mt. Everest, a team of scientists discover the double-helix structure of DNA, and Alberta Agriculture’s Call of the Land takes to the radio waves. It has been 60 years since Call of

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