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Oct 18

CETA secures future for Alberta barley farmers

Posted on Oct 18 By: admin

(Calgary, Alberta) October 18, 2013 – Alberta Barley is optimistic that the newly signed Canada–European Union Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) will help to secure our agricultural future and unlock the significant potential for further global trade. “Alberta’s barley farmers are excited about CETA and what it means for our future,” said Alberta Barley

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Oct 18

Working together sets environmental coalition apart

Posted on Oct 18 By: Geoff Geddes

Is it possible to be a throwback and progressive at the same time? The Agri-Environmental Partner- ship of Alberta (AEPA) certainly hopes so as it tackles current issues with a consensus-based approach. “We’re a partnership of government, industry and public stakeholders working together to proactively address agri-environmental subjects from a policy perspective,” said AEPA Industry

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Oct 16

Finalizing CETA will open doors for Alberta barley farmers

Posted on Oct 16 By: admin

(Calgary, Alberta) October 16, 2013 – Alberta Barley is urging our federal and provincial governments to finalize the Canada–European Union Comprehensive and  Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) in order to secure our agricultural future and strengthen global trade. “Farmers around Alberta have plenty of reason to urge for CETA to be concluded,” said Alberta Barley Chairman

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Oct 3

Investing in growth – Check-off dollars mean we’re stronger together

Posted on Oct 3 By: Matt Sawyer

The end of 2012 was re-invigorating for Alberta Barley’s (ABC’s) directors and delegates. A strong slate of fall regional meetings, followed by our best annual general meeting yet, left us ready for a year of new challenges and opportunities. Chief among these is the creation of the Barley Council of Canada (BCC), where ABC leadership

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Oct 1

Increase profitability by following the 4 Rs

Posted on Oct 1 By: Madeleine Baerg

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (AARD) scientists are leading a research project in collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) that may soon benefit many Albertan producers’ bottom lines. The four-year project—which compares different rates, timing and placement of traditional urea with Environmentally Smart Nitrogen (ESN) polymer-coated urea—will determine best practices for nitrogen fertilizer management

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Sep 23

Alberta Barley unveils new logo

Posted on Sep 23 By: admin

(Calgary, Alberta) September 23, 2013 – Alberta Barley revealed its new logo today that represents Alberta’s vibrant farming landscape. The new logo features a sunburst of barley rich in the land against the backdrop of the iconic Alberta Rockies. The image is meant to reflect Alberta’s supreme barley-growing conditions. “Our new logo tells the story

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Sep 22

Chairman’s Message

Posted on Sep 22 By: Matt Sawyer

As I look back over my past four years as chairman of the Alberta Barley board of directors, I’m proud of how our organization has grown to meet the needs of a changing industry. This evolution was made possible by the leadership and support of my fellow directors, as well as our grassroots system of

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Sep 18

Balancing the Wheat Belly

Posted on Sep 18 By: Alexis Kienlen
Dr. Chibbar says Wheat Belly is based on anecdotal evidence. Credit: Healthy Grains Institute

It seems everyone is talking about wheat these days, but what they’re saying is not necessarily good. Part of this can be blamed on Wheat Belly, a book by Dr. William Davis, an American cardiologist. The book, which became an international bestseller, claims wheat is responsible for the majority of North America’s current health problems.

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Sep 8

Craft brewing conundrum – An introduction to Alberta’s beer mark-up policy

Posted on Sep 8 By: Tyler Difley
Some Alberta brewers, like Alley Kat Brewing Company, have expanded with the help of the small brewer mark-up policy. Credit: Alley Kat Brewing

In Alberta, buying beer can be a simultaneously exciting and overwhelming experience. As you enter your local liquor store, you’re greeted by a tantalizing selection of suds from around the world: Belgian whites, Irish stouts, Australian ales and American lagers, as well as a fine assortment of craft-brewed creations from across Canada. Alberta has 16

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Sep 5

Alberta Barley regional meetings and AGM – Mark your calendars with these upcoming events

Posted on Sep 5 By: Dina O’Meara
Alberta Barley’s AGM is Dec. 5 in Banff. Attendees will hear about end point royalties, international trade, Alberta Barley-funded research, consumer outreach and more. Credit: Banff Lake Louise Tourism

The sun was shining on Matt Sawyer’s fields northeast of Calgary, as the Alberta Barley chairman and region two director swathed barley one afternoon in late August. But the bumper crop promised in other areas of the province was not evident at his place, which was still recovering from devastating rains and flooding earlier in

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