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Jun 11

Position for hire: marketing communications coordinator

Posted on Jun 11 By: Erin Tateson

The Alberta Wheat Barley Commissions are looking for a marketing communications coordinator to join our team on a one-year term for a parental leave replacement. We are a small but dynamic team and our organizational culture thrives on innovation and a spirit of entrepreneurialism. We challenge our team to come up with big ideas and

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Jun 6

Strong Western Export Demand Continues as Vancouver exports exceed 2019 pace

Posted on Jun 6 By: Victoria Decker

Rail The Agriculture Transport Coalition (ATC) reported that CN and CP supplied a combined 93% of hopper cars ordered in grain week 42, slightly below last week’s performance of 98%. Canadian service levels by railway were reported at 89% for CN and 96% for CP. For the province of Alberta, combined service levels were reported

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Jun 6

Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) appeared before the House of Commons Agricultural Standing Committee to discuss the government’s response to COVID-19

Posted on Jun 6 By: Victoria Decker

The following content was provided by the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) GGC’s Full Remarks to Agriculture and Agri-Food House of Common’s Standing Committee. Jeff Nielsen Thank you, Mr. Chair, and Members of the committee for the opportunity to be here today. My name is Jeff Nielsen, and I calling in from my farm near

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Jun 6

AFSC launches new podcast – Risk Management for 2020; first episode looks at unique risks amidst COVID-19

Posted on Jun 6 By: Victoria Decker

The following content was provided by AFSC  Welcome to the AFSC Podcast! The goal of this limited podcast series is to provide Alberta producers in-depth information to support decision making on their operation around risk management. Our first episode looks at the unique risks facing Alberta producers in 2020, amidst COVID-19 and challenging markets. We

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Jun 6

Agriculture sector struggles to locate adequate safety equipment

Posted on Jun 6 By: Victoria Decker

The following is an excerpt from GrainsWest Magazine article Agriculture sector struggles to locate adequate safety equipmentBy: Ian Doig, Editor  Farmers require PPE for themselves and their employees during daily operation as well as to satisfy Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) requirements where necessary. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus on the healthcare sector as well

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Jun 6

Latest Developments | June 8

Posted on Jun 6 By: Victoria Decker

Markets continue to show strength; Canada joins other WTO countries in commitment to maintaining strong global trade. GrainsWest’s Editor, Ian Doig reviews the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)  shortages that have been faced by farmers during COVID-19. Grain Growers of Canada appeared before the House of Commons Agricultural Standing Committee on Friday, May 29th to discuss

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Jun 3

Industry working group says provincial government’s approach to management over regulation of Fusarium Head Blight will improve competitiveness for Alberta farmers

Posted on Jun 3 By: Megan Evans

Value chain partners in the industry-led Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) working group today welcomed the provincial government’s news that lays the foundation for better FHB management and improved competitiveness for Alberta farmers. Earlier today, Provincial Agriculture Minister Devin Dreeshen announced that Fusarium graminearum (Fg) is being removed from the Pest Nuisance Control Regulation of the Agricultural

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