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Jun 3

Industry working group says provincial government’s approach to management over regulation of Fusarium Head Blight will improve competitiveness for Alberta farmers

Posted on Jun 3 By: Megan Evans

Value chain partners in the industry-led Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) working group today welcomed the provincial government’s news that lays the foundation for better FHB management and improved competitiveness for Alberta farmers. Earlier today, Provincial Agriculture Minister Devin Dreeshen announced that Fusarium graminearum (Fg) is being removed from the Pest Nuisance Control Regulation of the Agricultural

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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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May 30

Is Science Back in Style?

Posted on May 30 By: Erin Tateson

Cereals Canada’s Cam Dahl highlights the unexpected impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as perhaps an expansion in the respect for the knowledge, education and experience of the science community. Research has shown that trust in doctors and scientists has increased since the pandemic hit. What could this mean for agriculture? Is Science Back in

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May 30

Country deliveries continue to decline as seeding takes precedence

Posted on May 30 By: Erin Tateson

Rail The Agriculture Transport Coalition (ATC) reported that CN and CP supplied a combined 98% of hopper cars ordered in grain week 41, slightly above last week’s performance of 97%. In a year over year comparison for week 41, Canadian elevators ordered 9,044 hopper cars which represents an ask for an additional 680 cars of

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May 30

US Crop tour results support wheat markets, barley shows limited strength

Posted on May 30 By: Erin Tateson

USDA crop progress report for the week ending May 24, 2020 show US spring wheat seeding progress reached 81% planted over the last week. This progress is still lagging behind the average. The 5-year average seeding progress for this week is reported at 90% for comparison. The percent of the US winter wheat crop rated

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May 30

Availability of Personal Protection Equipment should be improving

Posted on May 30 By: Erin Tateson

As there appears to be a more readily available supply of PPE equipment and products at the retail level, the Government of Alberta is pulling back on their distribution of PPE, apart from the health care sector and other few exceptions. Last week, UFA had begun to stock their retail shelves with KN95 masks and

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May 30

Latest Developments | June 1

Posted on May 30 By: Erin Tateson

Alberta government’s approach to PPE distribution will be changing on July 1, 2020 – requiring groups to procure through other suppliers. US Crop tour results support wheat markets, barley shows limited strength. Read (and listen) to some of the analysis provided by our industry partners related to COVID-19 and the impacts on agriculture.

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May 23

Training and testing for Class 1 drivers set to resume shortly

Posted on May 23 By: Erin Tateson

Alberta Transportation has indicated that the department will evaluate road test demands and adapt driver examiner scheduling in preparation for any potential backlog for commercial road tests. The demand for road tests will not be understood until testing resumes. If you have any concerns with obtaining a Class 1 licence for you or your employees

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