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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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Jun 17

Alberta Barley applauds government investment in agri-food industry

Posted on Jun 17 By: Trevor Bacque

(Calgary, Alberta) June 17, 2016 – Alberta Barley is applauding the provincial government’s $10-million capital investment into the Agrivalue Processing Business Incubator and Food Processing Development Centre (FPDC) in Leduc. “With an investment like this it’s clear that agri-food processing in Alberta is both a top priority of the government and a driver of industry,” said

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May 27

Scientific suds come to Lethbridge

Posted on May 27 By: Ellen Cottee

With the Alberta craft beer business booming, it was only a matter of time before breweries began popping up in the most unlikely of places. Lethbridge, AB, has not been home to a brewery since the closing of a Molson-owned location in 1990. Twenty-six years later, two Lethbridge beer geeks decided to turn a theoretical

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May 5

FAO warns landowners about selling surface leases

Posted on May 5 By: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

The Farmers’ Advocate Office (FAO) has received reports that enterprises that are offering to buy surface leases from landowners. As an increasing number of operators face insolvency or other financial restraints, selling surface leases is apparently being promoted as a means of eliminating a perceived risk of landowners not receiving their annual compensation. Concrete details

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Apr 25

Extension of Bill C-30 Provisions is good news for Canada’s grain and oilseed farmers

Posted on Apr 25 By: Alberta Barley

(Calgary, Alberta) April 25, 2016 – Alberta’s crop commissions are pleased to learn that the Federal Government has signaled its intension to extend measures within the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act that have helped improve railway accountability and competition. The postponement of the August 1, 2016 repeal of these measures aligns with recommendations made

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Apr 20

Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative

Posted on Apr 20 By: Alberta Barley

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has introduced a new initiative this year. The Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative supports employers who wish to hire youth to undertake environmentally beneficial activities on their farm; or employers who employ youth in the agriculture sector to undertake environmentally beneficial activities. AAFC will be accepting applications as of April 25th,

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Apr 18

Aleberta: Our Beer History is free on TELUS Optik™ TV On Demand and Youtube

Posted on Apr 18 By: Dead West Productions

130 Years of Brewing History in Alberta is now available to the world. Dead West Productions is pleased to announce the world wide release of Aleberta: Our Beer History. Made possible by a production grant from TELUS Optik Local, Aleberta: Our Beer History  is a threepart documentary that explores an industry shaped by government policy and passionate

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Mar 30

Alberta Barley’s AGM an opportunity to reflect and plan for the future

Posted on Mar 30 By: Ellen Cottee

Buoyed by a successful 2015 harvest, Alberta’s barley industry looks to continue the momentum into 2016. However, before taking on the new year, farmers and industry alike had the opportunity to learn about exciting opportunities and the increased potential for the world’s oldest cereal grain at Alberta Barley’s annual general meeting. Hosted at the Banff

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Mar 24

2016 Census of Agriculture is on the horizon

Posted on Mar 24 By: Statistics Canada

The Census of Agriculture is now on the horizon. In early May, you will receive a letter with easy to follow instructions on how to complete your questionnaire. Census of Agriculture data are the definitive source of community-level data. By drawing on these data, decision-makers will be assured that they are acting in the interest

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