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Nov 26

Team Alberta welcomes changes to MELT making it easier for experienced drivers to earn their Class 1

Posted on Nov 26 By: Erin Tateson

Team Alberta welcomes today’s announcement that will make it easier for agricultural producers, among others, with at least two-years of Class 3 driving experience to earn a Class 1 commercial licence. Safety continues to be farmers’ top priority. The Experience Equivalency program recognizes farmers and farm workers’ previous driving experience, and their commitment to safety

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Nov 26

Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops Launches Code of Practice Consultations

Posted on Nov 26 By: Emily Johnson

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops (CRSC) has launched the consultations for Responsible Grain, a national and voluntary code of practice to demonstrate Canadian farmers’ care and commitment to the environment. The scientific-based code of practice is currently in draft form as the CRSC is seeking input from Canadian farmers. The intent of the voluntary

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Nov 23

Prairie Cereals Summit cancelled, Alberta Barley AGM and director and delegate session to be held online

Posted on Nov 23 By: Erin Tateson

The Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions regret to announce that the Prairie Cereals Summit (PCS) in Banff, Alberta in December has been cancelled due to current Alberta health and safety protocols, and the commissions’ desire to contribute to reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the province. The commissions feel the safety of staff and attendees

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Nov 13

Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions move to virtual regional meetings in light of new COVID-19 guidelines

Posted on Nov 13 By: Erin Tateson

November 13, 2020 (Calgary, Alberta) – The Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions are moving their six regional meetings to a strictly online platform in light of new provincial measures concerning COVID-19. Until now, regional meetings had included both an in-person and virtual option. The regional meeting dates from November 17 to 26 remain unchanged, and

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Nov 12

Alberta’s four major crop commissions are producing the 2021 Blue Book

Posted on Nov 12 By: Erin Tateson

Alberta’s Crop Protection Guide, more commonly known as the Blue Book, is now being produced by Alberta’s four major crop commissions – Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers and the Alberta Wheat Commission. The commissions are currently developing the 2021 Blue Book, formerly published by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, which will be available this

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Nov 4

Agronomy Update 2021 is going virtual in January under the leadership of four of Alberta’s crop commissions

Posted on Nov 4 By: Erin Tateson

Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers, and Alberta Wheat Commission are working together to continue the legacy of Agronomy Update. The annual conference, which provides timely agronomy information to producers and agronomists, has traditionally been a two-day, in-person event hosted by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. Stakeholders from all links of the value chain look

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Nov 2

Alberta Barley announces results following the 2020 director nomination deadline, delegates to be nominated during November regional meetings

Posted on Nov 2 By: Erin Tateson

Following the October 30 deadline for director nominations, Alberta Barley is pleased to announce the results from the nomination period. For region one, Sean Stanford from Magrath was acclaimed replacing Alberta Barley’s outgoing chair, Dave Bishop. For region two, Roy Newman from Blackie was acclaimed replacing board member Jeff Nielsen. Representing all Alberta Barley regions,

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