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Feb 25

GrainsWest wins best new magazine in Alberta

Posted on Feb 25 By: Sydney Duhaime

(Calgary, AB) February 24, 2015 – GrainsWest capped off its inaugural year in style by being named the recipient of the Best New Magazine, as voted by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA). The award recognizes GrainsWest as a leader in magazines across Alberta, from general interest and lifestyle to agriculture and technology. The award

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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 15

Rise in craft brew demand is a huge opportunity for farmers

Posted on Jan 15 By: Jeremy Simes

A spike in craft brew demand across North America will call for an increase of up to 300,000 tonnes of malt barley per year over the next five years, according to Kevin Sich, manager of the cereals department at Rahr Malting. “At the rate it’s growing, we don’t see it slowing down until 2022,” Sich added. This market shift is

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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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