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Dec 21

Minimizing the carbon levy

Posted on Dec 21 By: Team Alberta

  Alberta Crop Commissions Working to Minimize Carbon Levy Impact FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Leduc, Alberta) December 21, 2016 – Alberta’s four major crop commissions, operating as Team Alberta, continue to work together to minimize the impact of the carbon levy on farmers. In recent consultations with the provincial Climate Technology Task Force, Team Alberta advocated

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Dec 9

Jason Lenz elected as new chair of Alberta Barley

Posted on Dec 9 By: Alberta Barley

Region three director had served as vice-chair for the last two years Dec. 8, 2016 (Banff, AB): Jason Lenz has been unanimously elected as the new chair of Alberta Barley following today’s board meeting. Lenz was first elected as vice-chair at the 2014 AGM and served two years in that role. The changing of the

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Nov 28

Notice about proposed check-off increase

Posted on Nov 28 By: Alberta Barley

Alberta Barley is proposing to increase its service charge to $1.20/MT at its Annual General Meeting, Dec. 8, in Banff, AB. The proposed change would take effect Aug. 1, 2017. Currently, the Alberta Barley provincial check-off is $1/MT. In addition, there is a $0.04/MT check-off collected through the Western Wheat and Barley Check-off (WWBCO), a

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Nov 18

Grain Futures

Posted on Nov 18 By: Megan Evans

For generations, Alberta barley farmers were at the whim of a delicate product, a volatile market and a monopoly buyer. Then along came a California brewery with a wacky proposition to make things better for everyone. Click here to read the full story by Crystal Luxmore and learn about the relationship between Lagunitas Brewing Co. and Alberta barley farmers.

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Nov 7

Intake for AgriProfit$ 2017 now open

Posted on Nov 7 By: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

AgriProfit$ – your customized business analysis Participation on the AgriProfit$ program will give you a customized business analysis of your farm, and your key enterprises, that you can use to help identify and manage costs towards increased profitability. Your farm information is confidential. Registration for the program opens November 1 and closes on January 15th

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Nov 3

Barley farmers applaud reciprocal penalties, continued investment in transportation

Posted on Nov 3 By: Alberta Barley

Nov. 3, 2016 (Calgary, AB): Alberta Barley is very pleased with the Liberal government’s Transportation 2030 strategic plan that will include the long-awaited provision of reciprocal penalties for railways in service level agreements. The proposed amendments to the Canada Transportation Act outlined by federal Minister of Transport Marc Garneau would create balanced accountability for system

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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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