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Consultation on: reducing emissions arising from the application of fertilizer in Canada's agricultural sector

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Alberta barley and wheat farmers will vote on amalgamation in October

This October, Alberta barley and wheat farmers will vote on whether Alberta Barley and the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) will formally amalgamate to form a single crop commission. Barley and wheat farmers in Alberta who have paid a levy on wheat or barley sales in the past two years, including farmers who have requested refunds, can anticipate voting information to arrive in their mailboxes in early September.

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Check out the latest edition of the Growing Point - August 2022

Whoa boy has it been hot out there! With this heat and the reduction in precipitation, crops are maturing at an accelerated rate. This heat certainly comes as a double edge sword. Farms with delayed crops due to slow emergence in dry spring conditions are thankful to see crop stage catching up to long term normal. However, many areas of the province will likely see yield impacts from the past few weeks of heat as the June rains are all used up and 2021 provided diddly-squat to our soil moisture reserves.

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