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Sep 18

Team Alberta asks party leaders to explain how major agriculture issues will be addressed in party platforms

Posted on Sep 18 By: Victoria Decker

With the federal election slated for October 21, 2019, Team Alberta is seeking answers on how Canada’s party leaders will address the issues most important to farmers before they cast their vote. Representing approximately 20,000 primary crop farmers across Alberta, Team Alberta has distributed a Question and Answer (Q&A) document to the four major parties. Through the

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Sep 10

Effects of frost on cereal crops

Posted on Sep 10 By: Jeremy Boychyn MSc P.Ag.

Crops in the west central and north western parts of the province are lagging behind. Some areas are over 10 days behind based on Growing Degree Day (GDD) accumulation alone. Those areas that have had excess moisture will see increased delays on top of this because of the impact wet feet has on crop development.

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Sep 10

Cereal straw: a hidden value on your farm

Posted on Sep 10 By: Clair Langlois, provincial cereals specialist

Before your combine gets ahead of your thinking on whether to keep your straw (shredded and spread where it will lay and decompose) or allow someone to buy it straight out the back of your combine, you should be aware of the nutrient value it offers. Straw is not just an “end-product” of your crop

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Jul 3

Alberta Barley says BCC’s new strategic alignment will improve value chain efficiency and benefit farmers

Posted on Jul 3 By: Victoria Decker

Alberta Barley welcomes the strategic realignment of the Barley Council of Canada (BCC) which paves the way for greater collaboration throughout the barley value chain resulting in better service for farmers.  Changes will involve collaboration on delivery of service and sharing of resources with Cereals Canada, the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC) and the

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Apr 30

Team Alberta welcomes new Minister of Agriculture and Forestry and looks forward to working together on farmers’ top priorities

Posted on Apr 30 By: Erin Tateson, Marketing Communications Coordinator

Today, Team Alberta welcomes the province’s new Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Devin Dreeshen. Team Alberta looks forward to working with Minister Dreeshen and fellow members of cabinet on advancing Alberta’s $6 billion crop sector. Minster Dreeshen is the Member-elect for the Innisfail – Sylvan Lake riding. Minister Dreeshen was raised in central Alberta on

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Mar 28

Farmer participation needed for Team Alberta grain conditioning

Posted on Mar 28 By: Victoria Decker

(Calgary, Alberta) March 28, 2019– Team Alberta is seeking farmer participation for a grain conditioning study that will assess on-farm energy consumption and efficiency of grain drying and conditioning systems. The data obtained from the grain conditioning project will be a critical source of information for Alberta farmers regarding efficiencies, implementation or expansion of grain

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Mar 25

AdvancingAg graduates encourage participation, deadline for applications approaching

Posted on Mar 25 By: Megan Hall

(Calgary, Alberta) March 25, 2019 –The Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions would like to remind potential mentees to apply for the AdvancingAg program ahead of the March 29, 2019 deadline. The AdvancingAg Future Leaders Program is an initiative focused on mentoring young agriculture professionals in Alberta. The year-long program pairs mentees, aged 18-35, with a

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Mar 15

Class 1 driver’s licence extension application is now available to agriculture workers

Posted on Mar 15 By: Erin Tateson

The Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions are pleased to inform farmers that the extension application from the Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT), as part of the new Class 1 driver’s licence training requirements, is now available on the Alberta Transportation website. Agriculture workers looking to obtain a Class 1 driver’s licence may apply for the

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Mar 7

FAQ – Agriculture and Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) for Class 1 drivers

Posted on Mar 7 By: Victoria Decker

Team Alberta is pleased that the Alberta Transportation Ministry is allowing agricultural workers to apply for a one-year extension from the Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) as part of the new Class 1 driver’s license regulations. Farmers and farm workers will be able to apply for the one-year extension from March 15, 2019 to November 30, 2019.

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Mar 1

Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions thank Minister MacAulay for his dedication to farmers, welcome Minister Bibeau as new agriculture minister

Posted on Mar 1 By: Victoria Decker

Following this morning’s news of the federal cabinet shuffle, The Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions wish to thank the Honourable Lawrence MacAualay for his service and dedication to farmers throughout his time as Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). The commissions also welcome Marie-Claude Bibeau as she steps in to lead the agriculture portfolio.

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