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Aug 5

Prairie Pest Monitoring Network’s new website has your back

Posted on Aug 5 By: Jeremy Boychyn

Numerous insects play an economic role in the production of wheat and barley in Alberta. Cutworms, aphids, wireworms, grasshoppers, wheat midge, sawfly, and cereal leaf beetles are just a few of these. To minimize the potential impacts these pests can have on your crop you will want to be armed with knowledge of pest lifecycles,

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Aug 5

Grain declaration changes make delivering what you declare more important

Posted on Aug 5 By: Victoria Decker

Delivering what you declare is now more important than ever for farmers. Recent changes to grain declarations now include a legally binding agreement as required by the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). Farmers are encouraged to carefully read the new declarations for the 2020-2021 crop year.  In many cases, the legally binding declaration required by the CGC

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Aug 5

Continue monitoring for rust

Posted on Aug 5 By: Jeremy Boychyn

According to the Prairie Crop Disease Monitoring Network (PCDMN), most of the risk of rust blowing in from the US has diminished. However, the prairie region has now become a local source for rust. This means that spread can still occur between regions in the province. For those crops that are well past flowering, this

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Aug 5

Intro

Posted on Aug 5 By: Victoria Decker

At this point in the season, many of the in-crop management decisions have been made. The southern parts of the province are readying the combines for harvest, expected to start in the next couple of weeks, while the northern part of the province has just completed anthesis. Now, the long wait of grain fill begins.

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Jun 6

Strong Western Export Demand Continues as Vancouver exports exceed 2019 pace

Posted on Jun 6 By: Victoria Decker

Rail The Agriculture Transport Coalition (ATC) reported that CN and CP supplied a combined 93% of hopper cars ordered in grain week 42, slightly below last week’s performance of 98%. Canadian service levels by railway were reported at 89% for CN and 96% for CP. For the province of Alberta, combined service levels were reported

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Jun 6

Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) appeared before the House of Commons Agricultural Standing Committee to discuss the government’s response to COVID-19

Posted on Jun 6 By: Victoria Decker

The following content was provided by the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) GGC’s Full Remarks to Agriculture and Agri-Food House of Common’s Standing Committee. Jeff Nielsen Thank you, Mr. Chair, and Members of the committee for the opportunity to be here today. My name is Jeff Nielsen, and I calling in from my farm near

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Jun 6

AFSC launches new podcast – Risk Management for 2020; first episode looks at unique risks amidst COVID-19

Posted on Jun 6 By: Victoria Decker

The following content was provided by AFSC  Welcome to the AFSC Podcast! The goal of this limited podcast series is to provide Alberta producers in-depth information to support decision making on their operation around risk management. Our first episode looks at the unique risks facing Alberta producers in 2020, amidst COVID-19 and challenging markets. We

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