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Dec 18

Canada’s Agriculture Ministers urged to pick up the pace on improvements to Business Risk Management Programs

Posted on Dec 18 By: Victoria Decker

The Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions say federal, provincial and territorial governments should accelerate their efforts to improve Canada’s Business Risk Management (BRM) programs, including an overhaul of the AgriStability program. The commissions were hopeful that more progress would have been made in improvements to AgriStability at this week’s meeting of federal, provincial and territorial (FTP) Ministers of Agriculture in Ottawa.  There is a broad

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Dec 10

Wheat Initiative Growers Survey

Posted on Dec 10 By: Jeremy Boychyn, Agronomy Research Extension Specialist

As part of the Wheat Initiative, an international initiative that aims to improve wheat productivity, quality, and sustainable production, the Wheat Agronomy Expert Working Group is working to understand how growers prefer to receive extension information. Dr. Sheri Strydhorst (AF), along with other agronomic researchers around the globe, have developed a grower survey to help

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Dec 10

Recommended malt barley varieties by CMBTC

Posted on Dec 10 By: Jeremy Boychyn, Agronomy Research Extension Specialist

Thinking of growing malt barley in the 2020 growing season? Check out the recently released CMBTC recommended malting barley variety list.

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Dec 10

Agronomy Update 2020

Posted on Dec 10 By: Jeremy Boychyn, Agronomy Research Extension Specialist

Be part of Agronomy Update 2020 January 7 to 8, 2020 at the Cambridge Red Deer Hotel & Conference Centre (formerly the Sheraton). Agronomy Update features the latest information for grain producers, crop advisors and industry partners. Topics range from disease, insect, weed and soil management to smart farming, biosecurity, crop rotations and crop agronomy. This

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Dec 6

What farmers need to know about the new federal carbon tax

Posted on Dec 6 By: Erin Tateson, Marketing Communication Coordinator

While Premier Jason Kenney and his government repealed the provincial carbon levy in June through Bill 1, the federal government is imposing a new carbon tax in Alberta effective January 1, 2020. While the federal government has announced targeted relief for marked gasoline and diesel fuel used by farmers, farmers must complete and submit a

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Nov 26

New approach to rail strikes needed

Posted on Nov 26 By: Erin Tateson, Marketing Communications Coordinator

(Calgary, Alberta) November 26, 2019 – The Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions today expressed relief that a tentative agreement has been reached to end the strike by members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) at CN Rail but believe the strike underlines the need for a new approach to dealing with strikes affecting grain

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Nov 21

Team Alberta welcomes Farm Freedom and Safety Act

Posted on Nov 21 By: Victoria Decker

Team Alberta welcomes yesterday’s announcement that Bill 26, the Farm Freedom and Safety Act was tabled yesterday afternoon. After extensive consultation with farmers, the Government of Alberta is focusing on education over legislation when it comes to farm and ranch safety. The new Farm Freedom and Safety Act replaces the contentious Bill 6, the Enhanced

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Nov 20

Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions welcome back minister Bibeau as agriculture minister, say that first order of business should be to end the CN rail strike

Posted on Nov 20 By: Victoria Decker, Communications Manager

(Calgary, Alberta) November 20, 2019 – The Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions today welcomed the members of the 29th federal cabinet including the honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, who is returning to her previous role as minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The commissions also welcome back transport minister Marc Garneau and welcome Filomena Tassi in her new

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Nov 18

Federal government must be prepared to prevent CN rail strike says the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions

Posted on Nov 18 By: Megan Evans

(Calgary, Alberta) November 18, 2019 – With the threat of a CN rail strike that could happen as early as tomorrow, the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions are urging the federal government to be prepared to intervene. Many farmers are still facing devastating harvest conditions and poor prices. A disruption in service would compound an already difficult

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