Tag: Alberta Barley

Alberta farm groups voice opposition to honourary degree for David Suzuki

Four Alberta crop commissions that collaborate under the “Team Alberta” banner are speaking out against the University of Alberta’s decision to grant an honourary degree to David Suzuki. The chairs of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission, Alberta Wheat Commission, Alberta Pulse Growers, and Alberta Barley sent an open letter to U of A president Dr…. Read more »

Alberta farm groups express support for pipeline expansion

Farm groups in Alberta are applauding the provincial government’s effort to advance oil pipelines, thereby taking pressure off the rail freight system. “Team Alberta” sent a letter to Premier Rachel Notley this week expressing support for the Trans Mountain pipeline and other crude oil pipelines. The Trans Mountain line was approved by the federal government… Read more »

Alberta Wheat and Alberta Barley announce trial management amalgamation

Alberta Barley this morning announced the appointment of Tom Steve as general manager, a role he will take on in addition to his current role as general manager of the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC). “Our board saw this as an excellent opportunity to leverage the strong working relationship we have with the Alberta Wheat Commission,”… Read more »

Alberta Wheat and Alberta Barley Launch New Mentorship and Leadership Program

With declining youth participation in agriculture, farm groups across the country are looking for more ways to engage millennials in this important industry. The Alberta Wheat Commission and Alberta Barley launched the AdvancingAg Future Leaders Program in order to inspire future farm leaders through a leadership and mentorship experience. “The AdvancingAg Future Leaders Program is… Read more »

Farmtech ’16: Increasing Barley Acres Through the Three Pillars — Mike Ammeter

Barley is a staple of the summer countryside in many parts of Western Canada. Whether it’s Alberta beef or a cold Big Rock Traditional Ale, barley plays a major role in the value chain of food and beer production in the west. Even with all those tasty benefits of barley production, barley acres are under… Read more »

Alberta Crop Commissions Call for More Consultation on Bill 6, Urge Farmers to Engage

Alberta’s crop commissions have joined forces in urging the provincial government to delay the implementation of its new farm safety and labour legislation to further consult with farmers. “The current government process is causing fear and uncertainty to grasp the industry. Farmers can provide good input and are the subject matter experts on what will… Read more »