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Sep 7

Western Canadian Barley Producers Invest $2.4 Million in Barley Breeding

Posted on Sep 7 By: Trevor Bacque

Alberta Barley, the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley), the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association (MWBGA) and the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) are pleased to announce a commitment of more than $2.4 million over five years to the barley variety development program at the University of Saskatchewan Crop Development Centre (CDC). “Producers have played

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Sep 1

Alberta Barley director and delegate nominations open

Posted on Sep 1 By: Alberta Barley

Sept. 1, 2016 (Calgary, AB) Alberta Barley is seeking nominations for its farmer-led board of directors and delegate body. There are 20 positions available, including two directors (regions three and four) and one director-at-large (region one, two, three or six). Seventeen spots are available for delegates with at least one opening in five of the

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Sep 1

2015 AgriProfit$ Benchmark Analysis online now!

Posted on Sep 1 By: Megan Hall

Annually, the Economics Section of the Alberta government works directly with producers to stay informed of crop production costs and returns. The AgriProfit$ Business Analysis and Research Program collects information that is used to generate key cropping benchmarks for the major soil zones of Alberta. Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP)

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Jul 11

AgCoalition’s producer leadership completes province-wide consultations to build on work to foster a culture of farm safety in Alberta

Posted on Jul 11 By: AgCoalition

(Calgary, Alberta), July 11, 2016 – The AgCoalition’s producer leadership recently completed a province-wide consultation process that reaffirmed the agriculture community’s commitment to lead the ongoing work to foster a culture of farm safety in Alberta. “Farmers, ranchers and employees demonstrated excellent leadership in completing these sessions during a busy time of year,” said Kent

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Jun 29

A note on the potential Canada Post mail strike in July 2016

Posted on Jun 29 By: admin

In the event of a Canada Post strike in July 2016, Alberta Barley will only be accepting communications (i.e. check-off refunds) via email at reception@albertawheatbarley.com, or fax 403-291-0190. Please feel free to call our office at 403-291-9111 or 1-800-265-9111 if you have further questions.

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Jun 27

Western Wheat and Barley Check-Off Program refund deadline approaching

Posted on Jun 27 By: Alberta Barley

(Calgary, Alberta) June 27, 2016—Alberta Barley is reminding farmers in Western Canada of the upcoming July 31 deadline for Western Wheat and Barley Check-Off (WWBC) Program refund applications. The five-year transitional Wheat and Barley Check-Off was established on August 1, 2012 via regulations under the Canadian Grain Act, and is administered by Alberta Barley. The

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Jun 17

Alberta Barley applauds government investment in agri-food industry

Posted on Jun 17 By: Trevor Bacque

(Calgary, Alberta) June 17, 2016 – Alberta Barley is applauding the provincial government’s $10-million capital investment into the Agrivalue Processing Business Incubator and Food Processing Development Centre (FPDC) in Leduc. “With an investment like this it’s clear that agri-food processing in Alberta is both a top priority of the government and a driver of industry,” said

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Jun 16

Making the Grade returns for a second year

Posted on Jun 16 By: Trevor Bacque

(Calgary, Alberta) June 16, 2016 – Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola Producers Commission (ACPC), Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and Alberta Pulse Growers (APG) once again invite producers to a grading workshop following last year’s successful event. This year’s Making the Grade workshop will take place July 26 at Lakeland College in Vermilion and will include sessions

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Jun 13

AgCoalition to host meetings across Alberta aimed at strengthening the producer voice during the Government of Alberta’s Farm Safety consultation sessions

Posted on Jun 13 By: AgCoalition

(Calgary, Alberta) June 13, 2016 – The AgCoalition will host three meetings across Alberta this month to engage farmers, ranchers and their employees on farm and ranch safety-related subject matter. The meetings are intended to gather input and strengthen the producer voice in preparation for the Government of Alberta’s consultation sessions. The AgCoalition’s producer representation,

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Jun 2

Alberta’s Crop Commissions hire Ipsos Reid to survey farms’ sustainability practices

Posted on Jun 2 By: Farmer Sustainability Extension Working Group

Alberta’s four major crop commissions are addressing a growing need for the grain sector to meet high sustainability standards needed to maintain and expand international market competitiveness. The crop commissions contracted Ipsos Reid to conduct a phone survey of Alberta growers in late June to gain a better understanding of farmers’ readiness to benefit from

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