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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 29

A note on the potential Canada Post mail strike in July 2016

Posted on Jun 29 By: admin

In the event of a Canada Post strike in July 2016, Alberta Barley will only be accepting communications (i.e. check-off refunds) via email at reception@albertawheatbarley.com, or fax 403-291-0190. Please feel free to call our office at 403-291-9111 or 1-800-265-9111 if you have further questions.

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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 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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Mar 8

Quality over quantity

Posted on Mar 8 By: Sydney Duhaime

If one word could sum up the 2015 growing season, it would be “unpredictable.” For farmers across Western Canada, 2015’s unco-operative weather made for a suspenseful crop year—one that left many worried that their crop might not make it to harvest, especially in the case of malt barley. While it is normally a rewarding crop

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Feb 4

New year, new findings

Posted on Feb 4 By: Sydney Duhaime

Growing the barley industry all comes down to research—according to Alberta Barley research manager Garson Law. “As a farmer-funded organization, we invest in research to bring scientific advancements directly to our farmers. This is the biggest factor in maintaining long-term sustainability,” he explained. With that in mind, it’s no wonder that Alberta Barley has made

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