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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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Aug 21

Guest Column – Oat organizations provide value, efficiency and results

Posted on Aug 21 By: Shawna Mathieson

When the Alberta Oat Growers Commission (AOGC) came into effect on Aug. 1, 2012, the directors had one thing in mind: value for the Alberta producers. That’s why AOGC decided to join up with the Saskatchewan and Manitoba oat producer organizations in the Prairie Oat Growers Association (POGA). AOGC Chairman and POGA Vice-Chairman Keith Gilchrist

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Aug 18

Bearish market for barley in 2013

Posted on Aug 18 By: Lee Hart

The worm has turned when it comes to 2013 barley prices after the grain hit near-record prices for malting and feed last year. A new North American supply situation in the malt and feed grains markets is causing prices to tumble heading into the new crop year. While it may look like a price collapse,

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Aug 4

General Manager’s Message

Posted on Aug 4 By: Lisa Skierka

Alberta Barley staff are the cornerstone of our programming in the areas of communications and extension, finance and check-off management, market development, policy, and research and agronomy. Our staffing model recognizes the importance of creating a culture of investment in the work we do—developing a team dynamic with people who are invested in growing Alberta’s

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Jun 26

Full steam ahead for Saskatchewan wheat and barley commissions

Posted on Jun 26 By: Tyler Difley

After a year of planning and preparation, Saskatchewan’s new wheat and barley commissions are up and running, with clear direction and big plans. “Our mandate is to make sure that money that’s collected and used for research adds value to the producers’ barley production,” said Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SBDC) Interim Chair Bill Cooper. “It

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