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CWRC commits over $9.6 million to USask Crop Development Centre

The Canadian Wheat Research Coalition (CWRC), a collaboration of the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission, the Alberta Wheat Commission, and the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association, has committed more than $9.6 million over five years to a core breeding agreement (CBA) with the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask)…

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Team Alberta Notice of Farmer Led Research Consultations

Team Alberta urges all farmers and ranchers in Alberta to take part in this government process to decide the future of agricultural research in Alberta. We highly recommend that all farmers provide the government with views about how research will help their operations grow in the future.

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What farmers need to know about the new federal carbon tax

While Premier Jason Kenney and his government repealed the provincial carbon levy in June through Bill 1, the federal government is imposing a new carbon tax in Alberta effective January 1, 2020.

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New approach to rail strikes needed

The Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions today expressed relief that a tentative agreement has been reached to end the strike by members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) at CN Rail but believe the strike underlines the need for a new approach to dealing with strikes affecting grain movement.

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Team Alberta welcomes Farm Freedom and Safety Act

Team Alberta welcomes yesterday’s announcement that Bill 26, the Farm Freedom and Safety Act was tabled yesterday afternoon. After extensive consultation with farmers, the Government of Alberta is focusing on education over legislation when it comes to farm and ranch safety.

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Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions welcome back minister Bibeau as agriculture minister, say that first order of business should be to end the CN rail strike

The Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions today welcomed the members of the 29th federal cabinet including the honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, who is returning to her previous role as minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The commissions also welcome back transport minister Marc Garneau and welcome Filomena Tassi in her new role…

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