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Apr 25

Minister Dreeshen on AFSC Changes, Beef Set-aside and AgriRecovery

Posted on Apr 25 By: Victoria Decker

On his weekly call with Alberta farm groups on Friday April 24, Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen discussed further changes at the Alberta Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC). Minister Dreeshen announced that an interim CEO, Jerry Bouma, is in place and a search is underway for a new CEO. A week earlier, the minister

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Apr 25

Despite concerns of industry, funders and researchers AAFC has halted research activities until further notice

Posted on Apr 25 By: Victoria Decker

The following press release was issued on April 23, 2020 to AAFC expressing concerns from The Canadian Wheat Research Coalition and the Canadian Barley Research Coalition. Western wheat and barley commissions concerned about 2020 research activities Saskatoon, SK; Calgary, AB; Carman, MB (April 23, 2020) – The Canadian Wheat Research Coalition (CWRC) and the Canadian Barley Research

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Apr 25

Latest News | April 27, 2020

Posted on Apr 25 By: Victoria Decker

Reports of shortages and lack of availability of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for farmers and their employees as seeding 2020 starts, is a concern.  Team Alberta is working with government and other stakeholders on distribution and priority for OHS and those most in need. Late Friday afternoon (April 24) the government released a process to

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Apr 23

Western wheat and barley commissions concerned about 2020 research activities

Posted on Apr 23 By: Victoria Decker, Communications Manager

The Canadian Wheat Research Coalition (CWRC) and the Canadian Barley Research Coalition (CBRC) are asking Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) to continue important wheat and barley research activities at AAFC’s western Canadian research stations in 2020. Urgent action is required to save the 2020 AAFC field, lab, and greenhouse activities for wheat and barley research

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Apr 20

Enhanced on-farm inspection procedures help keep producers safe during COVID-19

Posted on Apr 20 By: Agriculture Financial Services Corporation

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) is taking steps to ensure the health and safety of our clients, employees and the communities we live in and serve during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.  Click HERE to learn more about the revised procedures and additional information provided by AFSC.

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Apr 20

Unharvested acres: what producers need to know as spring approaches

Posted on Apr 20 By: Agriculture Financial Services Corporation

The 2019 harvest season will be remembered for the very challenging conditions it presented to producers, including poor harvest weather and early snowfall. This unseasonable harvest weather resulted in over one million insured acres remaining in the field at the onset of winter.  In response to these challenges, Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) extended the

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Apr 19

Snow packs and April forecast

Posted on Apr 19 By: Ralph Wright | Agrometerology Applications and Modelling Unit

Synopsis Across much of the north-half of the province, spring snow melt is delayed in the wake of several recent snowfalls and unseasonably cold temperatures. During the early morning hours of April 2nd, many stations across the north-half of the province saw temperatures dip below -25oC. Long range forecasts are predicting a gradual warming trend

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Apr 19

Sectional control technologies

Posted on Apr 19 By: Jeremy Boychyn, Agronomy Research Extension Specialist | Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions

Efficiency on farm is an important factor that affects your crop, your bottom line, and environmental impact. Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, along with other commissions, help lead a Canadian Agricultural Partnership funded research project looking to investigate sectional control. This article, FROM 8% to 1% OR LESS, written by Alberta Pulse Growers, discusses the goals

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Apr 19

Seed treatment impacts early season abiotic resistance

Posted on Apr 19 By: David Simbo, Research Program Manager | Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions

Canada recently ranked as the world’s third largest exporter and fifth largest producer of wheat. Despite this, recent research suggests that wheat production on the Canadian Prairies has yet to reach full yield potential. In western Canada, the frost-free period has increased over time, increasing the length of the growing season. Increased growing season length

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Apr 19

Is your drill out yet? Ultra-early seeding proves successful in Western Canada

Posted on Apr 19 By: Graham Collier, PhD Student | University of Alberta

You’ve probably sat in an agronomy meeting and heard that early seeding is a good thing; you can capture more spring moisture, get the crop out of the ground and ahead of weeds, get early crop canopy closure and more. But how early is too early? Many research papers have established that the early seeding

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