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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 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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Feb 27

Farmers seeking Class 1 driver’s licences can apply for one-year exemption from new MELT program 

Posted on Feb 27 By: Victoria Decker

Farmers seeking Class 1 driver’s licences can apply for one-year exemption from new MELT program  Posted by Victoria Decker, Communications Manager | February 27, 2019 Team Alberta is pleased that Transportation Minister Brian Mason has heard farmers’ concerns and will be allowing agricultural workers to apply for a one-year exemption from the Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT)

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Feb 21

Barley farmers can claim 7 per cent SR&ED credit on their 2018 taxes

Posted on Feb 21 By: Victoria Decker

Barley farmers paying the Alberta Barley check-off are eligible for a tax credit through the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) program for their investment in Alberta Barley-funded research. The rate for the 2018 tax year is 7 per cent. Alberta Barley funds research aimed at breeding for higher yield, better disease resistance, improved agronomic

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Feb 7

Team Alberta requests extension to the March 1, 2019 mandatory Class 1 driver training deadline

Posted on Feb 7 By: Victoria Decker

(Calgary, Alberta) February 7, 2019 – Changes that affect obtaining a Class 1 driver’s license are coming March 1, 2019 and Team Alberta is requesting that the Government of Alberta consult with the agriculture sector and establish a reasonable deadline to avoid unintended consequences for farmers who are dependent on seasonal labour. These changes will require

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