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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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Nov 14

Alberta Barley announces new region 3 director and delegates

Posted on Nov 14 By: Erin Tateson

November 14, 2019 (Calgary, Alberta) – Alberta Barley is pleased to announce that Dick Wymenga, who farms near Leslieville, has been elected to join the board of directors as the region 3 director. Wymenga’s role will officially start following Alberta Barley’s annual general meeting (AGM) at the Prairie Cereals Summit on December 11, 2019. Wymenga

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Nov 13

Team Alberta urges aggressive action on BRM programs, trade and carbon tax exemptions after ‘Harvest from Hell’

Posted on Nov 13 By: Victoria Decker

With the ‘Harvest from Hell’ still ongoing, major trade disruptions still blocking farm exports into important global markets, business risk management (BRM) programs that are ill-equipped to mitigate these issues and imposition of a federal carbon tax looming on January 1, Team Alberta says aggressive action from governments on serious economic hardships facing farmers is

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Nov 4

Alberta Barley announces results of its nomination period, including new directors

Posted on Nov 4 By: Victoria Decker

Following the November 1 deadline for nominations, Alberta Barley welcomes new and returning directors, and will be holding an election in region 3 to fill another director position.  Representing all regions, Tara Sawyer from Acme joins the board as director-at-large by acclamation, replacing Brian Sewell from High River. Alberta Barley thanks Sewell for his service to

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