What Farmers Need to Know Now

2021 Blue Book now available at albertabluebook.com

Four of Alberta's crop commissions including Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers and the Alberta Wheat Commission have produced the 2021 Blue Book - now available for order and download. 

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Now available to all western Canadian producers, FarmCash opens spring advance application with new features

Starting March 15, for the first time in its history, FarmCash is accepting spring advance applications from all western Canadian producers. This announcement follows the multi-provincial expansion of the FarmCash program made public on February 17, 2021. While funds cannot be released until the official Advance Payments Program open date on April 1, producers can complete their online application today and explore new account features including a designated FarmCash account manager and an online account dashboard. These features provide a cash advance experience tailored to the unique needs of agriculture producers.

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CWRC commits over $22.6 million to AAFC wheat breeding activities

The Canadian Wheat Research Coalition (CWRC), a collaboration of the Alberta Wheat Commission, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission, and Manitoba Crop Alliance, has committed more than $22.6 million over five years to a core breeding agreement with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) for the development of wheat varieties. The agreement ensures that farmers will benefit from new premium wheat varieties and associated genetics from AAFC’s breeding program for many years to come.

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