Tag: Tom Steve

Japan resumes purchases of Canadian wheat

The Japanese government has ended its temporary suspension of Canadian wheat imports, just over a month after pausing purchases from Canada following the confirmation of a handful of unapproved genetically-modified wheat plants found growing in southern Alberta in 2017. The country’s ministry of agriculture issued tenders for 62,957 tonnes of food-quality wheat from Canada on… 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 »

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 »

Growing Markets for CPS, Soft White Wheat — an Alberta Wheat Commission Update

The Alberta Wheat Commission was formally created on August 1st, 2012, the same day the Canadian Wheat Board was stripped of its single desk selling authority for wheat and barley in Western Canada. Since then, AWC has become heavily involved in funding wheat research and market development, as well as serving as a voice for… Read more »

Grain Price Transparency Project Now Posting Daily Regional Bids for Western Canada

The Alberta Wheat Commission has launched the first phase of its crop price reporting website aimed at helping farmers make more-informed marketing decisions. As of September 8th, the website — known as PDQ, short for “Price and Data Quotes” — is providing daily regional spot and forward bid prices for red spring wheat, prairie spring… Read more »

Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission Hires Executive Director

The Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SBDC) recently announced it has hired Jill McDonald as the new executive director. McDonald has extensive and diverse experience in agriculture, having worked with the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP), as a lecturer and researcher at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Agriculture and having operated a private consulting company. “I… Read more »

Tom Steve Named as New General Manager for Alberta Wheat Commission

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) announced today that Tom Steve has been named as the organizations new general manager, effective as of June, 2014. Steve was most recently the general manager of the newly formed Saskatchewan Wheat and Barley Commission. In the past, he’s worked for the government of Saskatchewan and with United Grain Growers… Read more »

What’s Ahead for the Sask Wheat & Barley Commissions — Tom Steve

These are exciting times for farmers, as new cereal commissions, associations and industry groups crop up (sorry) offer farmers the chance to forge the path ahead for the wheat and barley industry’s market development. Alberta was the first province to set up a development commission following the dismantling of the Canadian Wheat Board’s monopoly powers… Read more »