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Nov 1

CETA deal has long-term potential for Alberta Barley farmers

Posted on Nov 1 By: Alberta Barley

Oct. 31, 2016 (Calgary, AB): Alberta Barley is pleased the hard work of the federal government has paid off with the official signing of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday in Brussels, Belgium. The deal will give Canada unprecedented access to 500 million EU customers along with reduced, or altogether eliminated,

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Oct 31

Ed Tollefson appointed to Alberta Barley board of directors

Posted on Oct 31 By: Megan Evans

Oct. 27, 2016 (Calgary, AB): Valleyview area farmer Ed Tollefson has been appointed to Alberta Barley’s board of directors representing region six. The appointment comes after former director Gerald Finster resigned from the board due to increased business and family demands this past June. “I enjoyed my time on the board,” said Finster. “The Alberta

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Oct 24

Team Alberta welcomes news of $10 million in provincial funding for the agriculture industry to work toward climate change advancements, reminds Government that more action is required to reduce carbon levy impacts for farmers

Posted on Oct 24 By: Alberta Barley

(Calgary, Alberta) October 24, 2016 – Announced earlier today, the Provincial Government’s $10 million investment in the agriculture industry aimed at further developing meaningful climate change advancements is good news for Alberta’s farmers, but work still needs to be done to minimize the financial impact of the carbon levy. Just last week, Team Alberta met

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Sep 26

Team Alberta meets with provincial transport and ag ministers to address imbalance of accountability and power in Canada’s rail transportation system

Posted on Sep 26 By: Trevor Bacque

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Calgary, Alberta) September 26, 2016 – Last week representatives from Team Alberta met with provincial Transport Minister Brian Mason and Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier to deliver producer-focused messaging that addresses the imbalance of accountability and market power in Canada’s grain transportation system. The meeting took place prior to a final consultation meeting

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Sep 21

Alberta Barley provides feedback to Minister of Transport regarding The Future of Transportation in Canada

Posted on Sep 21 By: Alberta Barley

(Calgary, Alberta) September 21, 2016 – Alberta Barley, on behalf of the province’s 11,000 barley producers, has submitted feedback and recommendations to The Honourable Marc Garneau, federal Minister of Transport, regarding the Canadian Transportation Act (CTA), Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act (Bill C-30) and the upcoming Future of Transportation in Canada discussions. “We are

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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 Evans

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, 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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