Following Alberta Barley’s annual general meeting (AGM), the commission is announcing their new executive lineup. Tara Sawyer, of Acme, Alta., will be serving as the new chair, and enters into her second year as director-at-large on the board of directors. Wade McAllister, of Innisfail, Alta., is entering his third year on the board and second… Read More

If you’ve been watching the feed market, it’s been quite fascinating to say the least. Despite reaching record levels of production of barley in 2020, we are seeing feed barley as high as $6 in Southern Alberta. The numbers we are seeing are in the range of 50 cents higher than malt prices, and feed… Read More

Sixty-inch spacing for corn is sure not for everyone, but the math and soil conservation rewards can work for farmers who have limited rotations and can benefit from extended grazing for livestock on well-established cover crops. That’s Sunderland, Ontario, farmer Ed Hanson’s takeaway from the first year of growing corn in 60-inch rows on his… Read More

Bill Greuel of Protein Industries Canada joins Shaun Haney for today’s LIVE! to talk about increasing ingredient manufacturing and food processing capacity in western Canada. Don’t miss the LIVE! weekdays at 1 pm M/3 pm E on your favourite social media platform! SUMMARY Presentation to the standing committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food last week Questions… Read More

Team Alberta — which consists of Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers, and the Alberta Wheat Commission — have launched the new website for Alberta’s Crop Protection Guide. While the commissions are currently working to produce the 2021 “Blue Book” (paper copies will be available in March of 2021), they felt… Read More

Today is World Soil Day, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has dedicated this year’s celebration to soil biodiversity. The slogan for this year: “Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity.” Closer to home, the Canadian Society of Soil Science’s goals for today’s celebrations are to draw attention to the importance of… Read More

Richardson has announced plans to build a new high throughput grain elevator at Huallen, Alta, with construction to be completed by fall of 2021. The Richardson Pioneer elevator — located 35 kilometres west of Grande Prairie — will have 45,000 metric tonnes storage capacity, with a loop track design capable of loading 150 cars. Following… Read More

 

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