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Sep 26

Get involved: Alberta Barley elections include 16 available positions

Posted on Sep 26 By: Alberta Barley

Sept. 26, 2017 (Calgary, AB) Nominations are now being accepted for Alberta Barley’s 2017 director and delegate elections. There are 16 positions available, including two directors (regions one and two) and one director-at-large (regions one, three, four or six). Thirteen spots are available for delegates with at least one opening in each of the Alberta Barley

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Aug 31

Potential Impacts of Changing Tax Regulations on Farming Operations

Posted on Aug 31 By: Alberta Barley

On July 18, 2017, the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, released draft legislation and explanatory notes intended to “close loopholes and deal with tax planning strategies that involve the use of private corporations.” The legislation is still in the consultation phase, but farmers need to understand the potential impacts of the changes ahead of

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May 24

SARDA Ag Research – Responding to producers’ needs

Posted on May 24 By: SARDA

SARDA has a busy year planned! We’re expanding our public events and research trials so that we can better communicate with the community and help producers. To that end, we’ve also introduced new trials; SARVTs, which compare the varieties of wheat and peas commonly grown in our area to new varieties likely to perform better.

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Mar 21

Spring management options for un-harvested crops

Posted on Mar 21 By: Megan Hall

Alberta Ag and Forestry has developed information and suggestions for producers regarding the handling un-harvested crops from last fall. Click on each of the following headings for more information on that topic.

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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 Hall

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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Oct 31

Ed Tollefson appointed to Alberta Barley board of directors

Posted on Oct 31 By: Megan Hall

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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Sep 26

Team Alberta meets with provincial transport and ag ministers to address imbalance of accountability and power in Canada’s rail transportation system

Posted on Sep 26 By: Trevor Bacque

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Calgary, Alberta) September 26, 2016 – Last week representatives from Team Alberta met with provincial Transport Minister Brian Mason and Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier to deliver producer-focused messaging that addresses the imbalance of accountability and market power in Canada’s grain transportation system. The meeting took place prior to a final consultation meeting

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Sep 21

Alberta Barley provides feedback to Minister of Transport regarding The Future of Transportation in Canada

Posted on Sep 21 By: Alberta Barley

(Calgary, Alberta) September 21, 2016 – Alberta Barley, on behalf of the province’s 11,000 barley producers, has submitted feedback and recommendations to The Honourable Marc Garneau, federal Minister of Transport, regarding the Canadian Transportation Act (CTA), Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act (Bill C-30) and the upcoming Future of Transportation in Canada discussions. “We are

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