What Farmers Need to Know Now

The March edition of The Growing Point is now available!

Seeding is fast approaching. Many of the article within this month's The Growing Point newsletter will be relevant to seeding best management practices.

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Alberta producer organizations encourage the Government of Alberta to accept the current AgriStability proposal

Following this morning’s statement by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau and the Honourable Jim Carr on the federal government’s proposed improvements to AgriStability, 11 of Alberta’s agriculture commodity and producer groups are requesting the Government of Alberta to accept the proposed changes. 

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Malt barley seeding considerations for 2021

Canada’s barley breeders have developed a promising suite of new malting barley varieties such as CDC Bow, AAC Connect and CDC Fraser each with excellent agronomics and disease resistance. These new varieties are poised to succeed older, established varieties such as AC Metcalfe and CDC Copeland. They have very desirable malting and brewing characteristics, reinforcing Canada’s position as a supplier of premium quality barley and malt, and increasingly these new varieties are being accepted by domestic and international maltsters and brewers.

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Advancing Ag applications now open

Advancing Ag - Future Leaders Program is now accepting applications for its 2021-22 program year! Mentor and mentee candidates are encouraged to apply before April 30, 2021.

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Latest edition of The Growing Point available

The winter season is moving along and for the first time in a while there have been no trade shows, grower meetings or in-person learning. Yet, the industry has found ways to deliver agronomic information to Alberta farmers. If you look hard enough, you will find applied research associations (ARAs), counties, input companies and crop commissions conducting farmer-focused meetings, mainly through online formats. One example of this is Agronomy Update which went virtual this past January and had over 500 attendees per day. In an industry that thrives on knowledge, this speaks well to our drive to continue growing. No matter what gets in the way.

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