Federal minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Lawrence MacAulay, was at the Bruce Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre at Glenlea, Man. today to announce up to $9 million for the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) to administer the canola research cluster under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership — the five-year ag policy framework… Read More

Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers and the Alberta Wheat Commission have announced a new farmer-focused event set to take place at the Edmonton Convention Centre on January 24 and 25, 2023. The four organizations have previously been involved in hosting the FarmTech conference. The Alberta Seed Growers are the one Farmtech partner that will… Read More

Team Alberta Crops has added four new farmer organizations to the collaboration that engages in policy analysis, development, and advocacy to benefit Alberta’s farm and crop sector. After several years of successfully advocating for farmers provincially and federally, the collaboration of Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers, and the Alberta Wheat Commission, has recently… Read More

There is very limited ability for producers to control canola oil content though management practices, largely because the final oil content is highly dependent on environmental conditions. Drought can affect a canola crop at any given stage during its growth, but it’s heat that’s the real culprit for a decrease in oil content this year…. 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

The Alberta Crop Protection Guide — or as it’s more commonly known throughout the province, “The Blue Book” — will now be produced by Alberta Wheat Commission, Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, and Alberta Pulse Growers, says Erin Tateson, communications manager for Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions in the Grain Exchange newsletter. The four major crop… Read More

Team Alberta, which consists of Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers, and Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, is working to continue on with Agronomy Update, one of the leading agronomy events in Alberta — virtually. The annual conference has traditionally been a two-day, in-person event hosted by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, that provides timely agronomic information… Read More

Poor harvest conditions in Alberta have caused an unthinkable about of economic loss let alone stress for the farmer this year. Mix in the uncertainty of trade, ongoing disputes across the global political stage, and business risk management (BRM) programs not being equipped to handle the issues is a recipe for disaster, according to Team… Read More

CanolaPALOOZA is an event held across the Prairies that tackles all things canola agronomy — and more. Covering everything from pre-emergence to post-harvest, marketing, and more, canolaPALOOZA offers three separate days of learning in three provinces. The summer can often be filled with field days and trade shows, so the goal of the event is… Read More

Wednesday’s RealAg Radio show with host Shaun Haney features: Jessika Guse with the top ag news stories of the day; Ward Toma, of Alberta Canola, discusses what’s being done with canola shipments to China; and, Bill Greuel, CEO of Proteins Industries Canada, talks about the challenges and opportunities in expanding plant protein processing here in… Read More

There have definitely been some real challenges this growing season across many parts of the Prairies. Although some areas have received adequate moisture, the majority of acres have been under a drier bias when it comes to weather conditions. With this variability comes decision making, but you have to make sure you are getting out… Read More

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

 

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