What Farmers Need to Know Now

Barley producers can claim 11 per cent SR&ED credit on their 2022 taxes

Barley producers who pay check-off through Alberta Barley and do not request a refund are eligible for an 11 per cent tax credit through the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Fund (SR&ED) program for their investment in barley research and development (R&D) projects. 

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Alberta Barley and the Alberta Wheat Commission host an Amalgamation Town Hall

The Alberta Wheat Commission and Alberta Barley are moving forward with the next step to complete the amalgamation by hosting a virtual town hall event to garner feedback about the proposed plan regulation on March 15, 2023.

During this one-hour online session, farmers will learn about the proposed new commission plan regulation including changes from existing wheat and barley plan regulations. Farmers will also gain insight into the amalgamation critical path forward as well as what has been completed to date. Other highlights include the announcement of the nominated interim board and an overview of the additional parts of the regulations.

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FarmCash opens spring application to western Canadian producers to help their farms succeed amid rising interest rates

Starting February 1, 2023, agricultural producers across Western Canada can apply without needing to leave their farm for a FarmCash advance of up to $1 million and receive the first $250,000 interest-free to improve their long-term profitability. 

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Plot2Farm Results

When farmers complete a Plot2Farm trial, they’ll receive their results from the commissions post-harvest. Data derived from Plot2Farm trials help farmers make agronomic management decisions with greater confidence.

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Pre-order the 2023 Blue Book

The Blue Book is a longstanding and trusted resource for Alberta farmers and agronomists, providing current pesticide application information.

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New edition of The Growing Point

Our goal with this newsletter is simple; to provide Alberta farmers and agronomists with timely, relevant and valuable agronomic knowledge sourced from science-based research and projects funded by the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions. 

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