Tag: Alberta Barley Commission

Alberta Government pushes the federal government to treat oil like grain

In a quest to create more export opportunities to Asia for Alberta oil, the Alberta government is asking the federal government to get involved, suggesting the feds invest in oil tanker cars and locomotives. It’s estimated the Canadian economy is losing $40 million per day due to heavily discounted product entering the United States. But… Read more »

This year proves you should never give up on the growing season

Growing a crop is not easy with all of the variables and factors impacting your decisions made and results achieved. If only we could make all agronomic decisions with hindsight, it would allow us to be way more effective agronomists and farmers. This year has brought its own challenges across Canada that have proven to… Read more »

Alberta wheat and barley groups moving ahead under shared management

Having shared office space and administrative staff since 2013, the Alberta Wheat Commission and Alberta Barley Commission are moving ahead under shared management. “This is a next logical step in our relationship,” explains Tom Steve, general manager of Alberta Wheat, and now, Alberta Barley. The move to shared management, which was announced at FarmTech in… Read more »

Western Barley Commissions, WGRF Sign New $2.4 Million Deal With Crop Development Centre

Barley grower organizations from the three prairie provinces and the Western Grains Research Foundation are investing $2.4 million over the next five years in the barley variety development program at the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre. The funding from Alberta Barley, the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission, the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association and… Read more »

Alberta Barley Hires New General Manager

The Alberta Barley Commission’s new general manager comes with experience in the crop input and grain handling sectors. Rob Davies, the former CEO of Weyburn Inland Terminal, has been hired as the commission’s new GM following Lisa Skierka’s departure earlier this year. “Having spent my entire career working in agriculture across Western Canada, I am very… Read more »

Alberta Barley Commission Receives $8 Million to Fund Barley Research Cluster

A total of 28 research projects focused on expanding or improving barley’s use as feed, food and malt will receive funding under a new Barley National Research Cluster, spearheaded by the Alberta Barley Commission. Newly re-appointed federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz was on hand last week to make the $8 million announcement. “This is a… Read more »