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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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Oct 17

Stockwell Day and Danielle Smith among featured speakers at the Prairie Cereals Summit

Posted on Oct 17 By: Megan Evans

Calgary, AB (October 16, 2019)– The lineup for the Prairie Cereals Summit at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel on December 11-12, 2019 is now live and open for registrations. Hosted by the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, this two-day event includes a full day conference featuring keynote speaker, the Honourable Stockwell Day who will provide

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Oct 16

Team Alberta says the lack of dialogue from federal parties means less clarity for farmers leading into next week’s election

Posted on Oct 16 By: Victoria Decker

With the federal election now less than a week away, Team Alberta is disappointed in the lack of dialogue from Canada’s major federal parties on global trade, as well as a number of other key farm-gate issues. Despite the market uncertainty that farmers have been facing as a result of major trade disputes—all while facing

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Oct 7

New website highlights Team Alberta policy positions

Posted on Oct 7 By: Victoria Decker | Communications Manager

Team Alberta launched a website today that showcases its important role in policy advocacy on behalf of Alberta’s crop farmers. Team Alberta, which represents approximately 20,000 farmer members of four Alberta crop commissions, advances Alberta’s crop sector through meetings and direct correspondence with government officials and elected representatives. The new website,, allows stakeholders including

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Sep 18

Team Alberta asks party leaders to explain how major agriculture issues will be addressed in party platforms

Posted on Sep 18 By: Victoria Decker

With the federal election slated for October 21, 2019, Team Alberta is seeking answers on how Canada’s party leaders will address the issues most important to farmers before they cast their vote. Representing approximately 20,000 primary crop farmers across Alberta, Team Alberta has distributed a Question and Answer (Q&A) document to the four major parties. Through the

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Sep 12

Alberta Barley seeking farm leaders to join board of directors and delegate leadership team

Posted on Sep 12 By: Erin Tateson, Marketing and Communications Coordinator

(Calgary, Alberta) September 12, 2019 – Alberta Barley is now accepting nominations for producers to join the board of directors and delegate leadership team. Alberta Barley’s farmer-led board of directors and delegates represent producers in their region and provide strategic direction to Alberta Barley management. Director positions open for nomination include one director in Region 3,

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Sep 10

Effects of frost on cereal crops

Posted on Sep 10 By: Jeremy Boychyn MSc P.Ag.

Crops in the west central and north western parts of the province are lagging behind. Some areas are over 10 days behind based on Growing Degree Day (GDD) accumulation alone. Those areas that have had excess moisture will see increased delays on top of this because of the impact wet feet has on crop development.

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Sep 10

Keeping cereals clean

Posted on Sep 10 By: Bruce Barker, Haywire Creative

  Photo by Kara Oosterhuis  Spring and summer weather brought variable crop development and growth across western Canada. Uneven germination, moisture stress, and late tillering have left some wheat and barley fields with uneven maturity. “Some of the cereal crops have very uneven development. This year, in some cases the second growth can have seeds

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