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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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Aug 14

A Farmer’s Guide to Well Site Issues in Alberta

Posted on Aug 14 By: Erin Tateson

Developed by the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, this document is intended to provide information to Alberta farmers, regarding steps and procedures to address well site issues on their land.  Click the link below to learn more.  A Farmer’s Guide to Well Site Issues in Alberta 

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Jun 11

Position for hire: marketing communications coordinator

Posted on Jun 11 By: Erin Tateson

The Alberta Wheat Barley Commissions are looking for a marketing communications coordinator to join our team on a one-year term for a parental leave replacement. We are a small but dynamic team and our organizational culture thrives on innovation and a spirit of entrepreneurialism. We challenge our team to come up with big ideas and

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May 30

As a relaunch of the economy begins, the Canadian Agriculture Safety Association provides some tips you can employ on your farm

Posted on May 30 By: Erin Tateson

CASA releases as series of public service announcements to help offer guidance as the economy and your farms re-open to others. From mental health, to dealing with visitors, the use of masks and keep kids safe, these short but informative tips may be useful. Other additional COVID-19 resources can be found on CASA’s website.

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May 30

In a new podcast from GGC, Executive Director Erin Gowriluk talks with MP John Barlow on the impact of COVID-19 on the agri-food supply chain

Posted on May 30 By: Erin Tateson

A new podcast from GGC, Fireside Chats with Erin, features two episodes now. In episode two, John Barlow, Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food for the Conservative Party of Canada, they discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the agri-food supply chain. They also discuss the federal government’s relief package, and the opportunities that exist for

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May 30

GrainsWest story inspired pandemic project

Posted on May 30 By: Erin Tateson

An agricultural water specialist who lives in Taber, Jeff Bronsch loves farming history, especially as it pertains to Alberta’s waterways and irrigation system. In past years, he has filmed irrigation sites in the south of the province, even producing a video for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry on the subject. He was inspired to again pursue

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