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Jun 29

Connecting the value chain from farm to fork: National EFP Summit will take place again this November

Posted on Jun 29 By: Alberta Barley

(Calgary, Alberta) June 29, 2017 – As a member of The National Environmental Farm Plan (NEFP) steering committee, Alberta Barley invites Agri-food stakeholders from across the value chain to attend the second annual NEFP Summit in Ottawa this November. Building on unprecedented support from last year’s summit, attendees will further develop this national standard designed

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Jun 20

Alberta Barley urges farmers to participate in Federal Government Consultations for A Food Policy for Canada

Posted on Jun 20 By: Alberta Barley

(Calgary, Alberta) June 20, 2017– Alberta Barley is urging farmers to participate in online consultations for the Government of Canada’s A Food Policy for Canada. As primary producers of Canada’s food supply, farmer input will be integral in developing this new policy that aims to address issues related to the production, processing, distribution and consumption of

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Jun 8

Making the Grade expands to two locations for 2017

Posted on Jun 8 By: Alberta Crop Commissions

(Calgary, Alberta) June 8, 2017 – Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola Producers Commission (ACPC), Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and Alberta Pulse Growers (APG) once again invite producers to a hands-on grain grading workshop following last year’s highly successful event. This year, Making the Grade has grown to include two locations. Hosted at the Beaverlodge Research Station

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May 24

SARDA Ag Research – Responding to producers’ needs

Posted on May 24 By: SARDA

SARDA has a busy year planned! We’re expanding our public events and research trials so that we can better communicate with the community and help producers. To that end, we’ve also introduced new trials; SARVTs, which compare the varieties of wheat and peas commonly grown in our area to new varieties likely to perform better.

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May 16

Transport Canada comes through for western Canadian farmers with historic announcement

Posted on May 16 By: Alberta Barley

(Calgary, AB) May 16, 2017: Alberta Barley is thanking the federal government and Transport Minister Marc Garneau today for its commitment to farmers through the tabling of Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act which seeks to amend  the Canada Transportation Act. Details emerged this morning from Transport Canada on the proposed legislation, which will introduce

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Apr 27

Grain Commission should scrap user fees in 2018 to reduce surplus

Posted on Apr 27 By: Alberta Barley

(Calgary, Alberta) April 27, 2017 – Alberta Barley is asking the Canadian Grain Commission to reduce user fees to $0 for the 2018 crop year in order to start balancing the books from the over $107 million being carried in the CGC revolving fund. To reduce further growth of the surplus, the CGC has now proposed

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Apr 26

Team Alberta holds call with minister about the dire status of unharvested acres

Posted on Apr 26 By: Team Alberta

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… (Calgary, Alberta) April 26, 2017 – Team Alberta held a conference call this morning with Agriculture and Forestry Minister Oneil Carlier and senior officials from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and Alberta Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) to stress the need for immediate intervention into the dire situation with unharvested crops around the province.

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Apr 24

Team Alberta calls for immediate provincial government action with unharvested crops

Posted on Apr 24 By: Team Alberta

(Calgary, Alberta) April 24, 2017 – Team Alberta will meet with the province’s agriculture minister and representatives from the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) this Wednesday to request immediate action regarding approximately one million unharvested acres still sitting in farmers’ fields throughout the province. Team Alberta will continue to recommend that farmers in the hardest

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