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Cereal commissions call for changes in value creation consultations

Western Canadian cereal commissions including the barley, oat and wheat commissions from Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan are calling for major changes in the Government of Canada’s current consultation process on value creation. In a letter to federal agriculture minister Lawrence MacAulay, the commissions say the likelihood of…

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Alberta Wheat Commission announces new director-at-large

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) is pleased to announce that Janine Paly, who farms near Thorhild, is joining its board of directors filling the director-at-large role. Paly’s role will officially start following AWC’s annual general meeting (AGM) at FarmTech on January 30, 2019.

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AWC announces director-at-large election and nomination results in region 3

Following yesterday’s nomination deadline, AWC is announcing that there will be an election for its director-at-large position while two directors and two regional representatives have been elected by acclamation in region 3. The director-at-large represents farmers from across the province as part of AWC’s governance structure.

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Team Alberta says PMRA’s proposed cancellation of Strychnine could cause severe economic consequences for farmers in controlling gopher populations

With the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposing the complete cancellation of Strychnine for its use in controlling Richardson’s Ground Squirrel (gopher) populations, Team Alberta says farmers must be able to retain access to this product since there are currently no safe or effective alternatives to protect crops from…

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