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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 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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Oct 26

CBRC commits over $1.5 million to AAFC barley breeding activities

Posted on Oct 26 By: Erin Tateson

October 26, 2020 (Calgary, Saskatoon, Carman) – The Canadian Barley Research Coalition (CBRC), a collaboration between Alberta Barley, the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley), and Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA), has committed more than $1.5 million over five years to a core barley breeding agreement with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). The agreement ensures that western

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Sep 24

Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions concerned over lack of focus on agriculture in Speech from the Throne

Posted on Sep 24 By: Erin Tateson

The Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions are concerned about the lack of recognition of Canadian agriculture and the role farmers can play in Canada’s economic recovery in yesterday’s Speech from the Throne. Farmers are well positioned to fuel the economy, driving job creation and prosperity. While the speech highlights the need to build a stronger,

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Sep 15

CBRC commits $2.7 million to USask CDC barley breeding activities

Posted on Sep 15 By: Erin Tateson

The Canadian Barley Research Coalition (CBRC) announced today it will invest $2.7 million over five years in the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre (CDC) through a core breeding agreement to develop barley varieties with improved agronomics, disease resistance and end-use quality.  The CBRC is a collaboration among the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley), Alberta

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Aug 24

Team Alberta commends AFSC for providing a timely solution to Alberta farmers who have been impacted by excess moisture

Posted on Aug 24 By: Erin Tateson

Team Alberta thanks Alberta Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) and Minister Devin Dreeshen for the initiative announced last week that allows farmers with non-viable acres to apply for a refund of their 2020 hail premiums. Through discussions with Team Alberta, AFSC recognized the hardship and stress farmers in many areas of Alberta are experiencing due to

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