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Jun 2

Barley makes the grade in Oregon

Posted on Jun 2 By: Chris Simnett

A new Oregon school project is set to introduce food barley to a whole new generation of children through a pilot meal program. Leading the charge to get barley used in U.S. schools is Dayle Hayes—a Billings, MT, registered dietitian who conducted a survey for the Idaho Barley Commission (IBC). The study determined that most

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May 10

Go Barley

Posted on May 10 By: Linda Whitworth

It’s been a very busy summer here at Alberta Barley promoting delicious, nutritious food barley through a variety of exciting opportunities—and the fun is just beginning. One of those opportunities was at the Calgary Stampede, where I made two appearances at the Co-op Kitchen Theatre. This year, I whipped up a zucchini lemon cake with

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May 2

Grain bin technology continues to evolve

Posted on May 2 By: Greg Beneteau

For farmers, the rush of grain emptying from an auger into a storage bin marks the culmination of a season’s worth of hard work. But harvesting is only half the battle. Stored grain is constantly under threat from moisture, insects, mold and heat, which can cause spoilage—resulting in thousands of dollars in lost revenue. With

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Apr 30

Aster yellows kill barley

Posted on Apr 30 By: Dr. Ieuan R. Evans

Prairie-wide this year, a couple of billion dollars were lost in expected crop yields to a tiny bacterium called phytoplasma, commonly known as aster yellows. In canola crops from Winnipeg, MB, to Dawson Creek, B.C., aster yellows disease showed up in canola as big, scruffy, ugly sterile plants that failed to form any seedpods. The

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Apr 29

Research Notes

Posted on Apr 29 By: Garson Law

Since joining Alberta Barley in the spring, I have met with many people from across the barley value chain. From universities to government agencies, from regulatory bodies to private companies, and from researchers to producers, one sentiment is shared: everyone wants barley to succeed. In order to achieve this common goal, we need to work

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Apr 27

Bentley tests well in new malt trial

Posted on Apr 27 By: Sarah Weigum

Bentley barley is making a name for itself after 20 years of research and testing. Already a proven yielder in both grain and biomass, Bentley’s positive performance in the 2012 Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre’s (CMBTC’s) trials have boosted its reputation as a whole-package barley. Bentley performed as well as AC Metcalfe and CDC Copeland—the

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Apr 27

Mixed reaction to new rail legislation

Posted on Apr 27 By: Gen Handley

A new rail freight act, announced this summer, is generating mixed reactions on both sides of the tracks. On June 26, the Rail Freight Service Act was passed by the federal government. The bill was aimed at encouraging cooperation amongst railways and shippers while increasing efficiencies in the supply chain. “Railways and shippers depend on

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Apr 26

Brewmaster program takes off at Olds College

Posted on Apr 26 By: admin

This fall, Olds College began its Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management Diploma. In its first year, 26 students enrolled and are on their way to developing a heightened palate and learning how to make beer from start to finish. The program will feature a mix of hands-on work and time in the class- room. The

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