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Feb 27

Farmers seeking Class 1 driver’s licences can apply for one-year exemption from new MELT program 

Posted on Feb 27 By: Victoria Decker

Farmers seeking Class 1 driver’s licences can apply for one-year exemption from new MELT program  Posted by Victoria Decker, Communications Manager | February 27, 2019 Team Alberta is pleased that Transportation Minister Brian Mason has heard farmers’ concerns and will be allowing agricultural workers to apply for a one-year exemption from the Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT)

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Feb 21

Barley farmers can claim 7 per cent SR&ED credit on their 2018 taxes

Posted on Feb 21 By: Victoria Decker

Barley farmers paying the Alberta Barley check-off are eligible for a tax credit through the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) program for their investment in Alberta Barley-funded research. The rate for the 2018 tax year is 7 per cent. Alberta Barley funds research aimed at breeding for higher yield, better disease resistance, improved agronomic

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Feb 7

Team Alberta requests extension to the March 1, 2019 mandatory Class 1 driver training deadline

Posted on Feb 7 By: Victoria Decker

(Calgary, Alberta) February 7, 2019 – Changes that affect obtaining a Class 1 driver’s license are coming March 1, 2019 and Team Alberta is requesting that the Government of Alberta consult with the agriculture sector and establish a reasonable deadline to avoid unintended consequences for farmers who are dependent on seasonal labour. These changes will require

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