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May 1

Still on the fence? #abvote

Posted on May 1 By: Alberta Barley & GrainsWest

Next Tuesday, Albertans will take to the polls to decide who will form our next provincial government. In advance of this historic election, Alberta Barley and GrainsWest magazine interviewed representatives from each major party to get the scoop on their agricultural policies and platforms. For your convenience, we’ve boiled these policies down for a visual comparison.

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Apr 16

Canada’s grain growers welcome next stage in marketing freedom

Posted on Apr 16 By: Grain Growers of Canada

OTTAWA, April 15, 2015 – Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) welcomes today’s announcement that CWB has entered into a partnership with G3 Global Grain Group. This significant investment will allow CWB to become a major player in a competitive Canadian and global grain market. “Grain Growers have long supported the return to marketing freedom for

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Apr 15

Brewing a new future for beer-making in Canada

Posted on Apr 15 By: Cullen Bird

Olds College brewmaster Duncan Britton, middle, goes over the equipment with a group of first-year students in 2013. The Olds College brewery program is filling an urgent need for skilled labour in the brewing industry, and Canada’s brewmasters know it. Before Olds College and Ontario’s Niagara College partnered to form the program, there was no

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Feb 6

How is the Lacombe Field Crop Development Centre working for farmers?

Posted on Feb 6 By: Sydney Duhaime

Mark MacNaughton, director of the Field Crop Development Centre (FCDC) in Lacombe, discusses how FCDC’s barley research programs benefit farmers through the study of variety development, disease resistance and lodging resistance. Later in this video, Flavio Capettini, head of research at FCDC, explains how FCDC’s programs, such as the barley-breeding program, are reflective of the

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Feb 3

Lots to learn at FarmTech 2015: Day Two

Posted on Feb 3 By: Sydney Duhaime

Alberta Barley’s directors and staff headed to Edmonton this week for the 16th annual FarmTechTM conference. Communications coordinator and ag novice Sydney Duhaime tagged along to see what this conference was all about. Day Two What better way to start my second day at FarmTech (click here to read about day one), than at the “Barley Power

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Jan 29

Lots to learn at FarmTech 2015

Posted on Jan 29 By: Sydney Duhaime

Alberta Barley’s directors and staff headed to Edmonton this week for the 16th annual FarmTechTM conference. Communications coordinator and ag novice Sydney Duhaime tagged along to see what this conference was all about. As someone who was born and raised in the city, there are still lots of things I have to learn about in

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Jan 21

Our research projects page has officially launched!

Posted on Jan 21 By: Garson Law

It’s official—after weeks of incubating in the lab, our creation has come to life. On behalf of the research and communications departments, I am very happy to say that the new and improved research projects page is now up and running on albertabarley.com. Click here to take a look. Created based on feedback from researchers

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Jan 6

Novel tool indicates Canadian barley and canola are sustainable sources

Posted on Jan 6 By: Jeremy Simes

A new tool that calculates the carbon footprint of canola and barley production within the farm gate will increase Canada’s competitive advantage in the global market. The downloadable Canadian Crop Carbon Footprint Lookup Tool was primarily developed in response to sustainability measures requested by the European biodiesel industry, said Dennis Rogoza, who developed the tool.

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Nov 26

Alberta Beef Industry Conference

Posted on Nov 26 By: Sydney Duhaime

Join the Feed Coalition at the Alberta Beef Industry Conference (ABIC) for an in-depth look at where crops and beef connect. This conference will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer, AB February 18–20, 2015. Feed will be the focus on February 18; presentations topics for this day include Managing Crop Diseases, Feeding to Build a

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