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May 9

Business as usual: FarmCash has farmers’ backs during the busy growing season

Posted on May 9 By: Victoria Decker

Business as usual: FarmCash has farmers’ backs during the busy growing season During these unprecedented times, it’s business as usual for many services and Alberta’s crop sector is no exception. Crops will be seeded, fertilizers will be applied, and farmers will pay for this season’s inputs. The FarmCash program is here for Alberta farmers with

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May 9

Despite pandemic, Alberta Barley successfully hosts Malt Academy virtually

Posted on May 9 By: Victoria Decker

Despite pandemic, Alberta Barley successfully hosts Malt Academy virtually Topics highlighted in the Virtual Malt Academy included: malt varieties demand, market overview, the malting process and how to grow malt barley. If you missed the Virtual Malt Academy, you can access the full webinar here. 

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May 9

COVID-19 Farm Safety Hub and Workplace guidance

Posted on May 9 By: Victoria Decker

COVID-19 Farm Safety Hub  On May 7th Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) with provincial partners from across Canada launched an on-line COVID-19 Farm Safety Hub to share, communicate, and create COVID-19 resources to keep farms healthy and safe. The Hub offer links to resources on heath, safety and wellness from well-respected organizations including AgSafe Alberta

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May 9

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) shortages continue, processes being tested

Posted on May 9 By: Victoria Decker

If you are experiencing shortages in PPE equipment you can submit a request, on a cost recovery basis, through the Government of Alberta Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Request Form https://xnet.gov.ab.ca/ppe We continue to work with the Alberta government and agriculture retailers to monitor the shortages and keep our members apprised of availability as it emerges.

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May 9

7.8 Billion Pandemic Responses – A COVID-19 farm diary

Posted on May 9 By: Victoria Decker

The following is an excerpt from GrainsWest Magazine from the COVID-19 Farm Diary series. Story written by Sarah Hoffman  7.8 BILLION PANDEMIC RESPONSES One of the non-COVID-19 challenges we faced on our farm this spring is dealing with flax straw—a tenacious material that needs to be removed from the field before seeding. We had dropped

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May 9

Food Producers Cope with Pandemic Complications While Retail Demand Surges

Posted on May 9 By: Victoria Decker

The following is an except from GrainsWest Magazine, story written by Ian Doig   COVID SIX: FOOD MANUFACTURERS Canada has seen a growing number of positive tests for COVID-19 among employees at meat processing facilities, which has resulted in slowdowns and closures. This has been most pronounced in Alberta where the Cargill plant in High River

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May 9

The University of Alberta (U of A) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) released COVID-related research updates to stakeholders this week

Posted on May 9 By: Victoria Decker

Both the University of Alberta, Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Science (ALES), and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) released COVID-related research updates to stakeholders this week Dean of ALES, Stan Blade, indicated that:  Winter semester classes have wrapped up, after a transition to e-learning for the last half of the semester. Given that the

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