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Team Alberta welcomes Minister Dreeshen’s announcement on reduced crop insurance premiums in 2021

Today, Alberta’s Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Devin Dreeshen announced a 20 per cent reduction in crop insurance premium for Alberta farmers in 2021. Team Alberta – a collaboration between Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers, and the Alberta Wheat Commission – welcomes this announcement as crop…

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Prairie wheat commissions question the impact of wheat prices on food cost

The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat), Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA), and Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) are concerned that a recent Canadian Press article inaccurately reflects the impact of the price of wheat on rising food costs in Canada.

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Team Alberta welcomes changes to MELT making it easier for experienced drivers to earn their Class 1

Team Alberta welcomes today’s announcement that will make it easier for agricultural producers, among others, with at least two-years of Class 3 driving experience to earn a Class 1 commercial licence. Safety continues to be farmers' top priority. The Experience Equivalency program recognizes farmers and farm workers’ previous…

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Prairie Cereals Summit cancelled, Alberta Barley AGM and director and delegate session to be held online

The Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions regret to announce that the Prairie Cereals Summit (PCS) in Banff, Alberta in December has been cancelled due to current Alberta health and safety protocols and their desire to contribute to reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the province. The commissions feel the safety of staff and attendees is…

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Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions move to virtual regional meetings in light of new COVID-19 guidelines

The Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions are moving their six regional meetings to a strictly online platform in light of new provincial measures concerning COVID-19. Until now, regional meetings had included both an in-person and virtual option. The regional meeting dates from November 17 to 26 remain unchanged, and will be held via online…

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Alberta’s four major crop commissions are producing the 2021 Blue Book

Alberta’s Crop Protection Guide, more commonly known as the Blue Book, is now being produced by Alberta’s four major crop commissions – Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers and the Alberta Wheat Commission. The commissions are currently developing the 2021 Blue Book, formerly published by Alberta Agriculture…

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