Before the vote: all you need to know from the view of the crop sector
Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions have broken down the main party platform policies related to the crop sector and climate action. Overall, all of the major federal party agriculture platforms are a disappointment. There is little recognition by any of the parties of the role that agriculture and agri-food could play in the economic recovery of Canada.Read More
Letter to Minister Dreeshen: Severe drought affecting Alberta’s crop sector
On behalf of Alberta farmers, Team Alberta is requesting that the provincial government acknowledge the impact of the drought on the crop sector, which will directly impact rural economies across the province.
Farmers needed for amalgamation consultation - Survey deadline is September 15, 2021
As directed by the boards of the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and Alberta Barley, the two commissions are soliciting farmers’ opinions on the potential merger of the two commissions to one formal entity. The consultations are an opportunity for Alberta wheat and barley farmers to contribute their input during the summer and fall of 2021.
Take the short online survey today! Deadline is September 15, 2021.
FarmCash opens fall advance applications to western Canadian producers
Starting today, FarmCash is accepting applications for post-harvest, fall livestock and actual honey production advances.
Farmer consultations launching this summer on formal amalgamation
The Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions are launching a consultation this summer to solicit farmers’ opinions on amalgamating to form a single commission. The consultation will begin in July with an online survey, followed by online town hall events after harvest in October, with further dialogue and sessions during Regional Meeting events in November.
The April edition of The Growing Point e-newsletter is now available!
In this edition of the newsletter, we discuss why emergence counts are important and how to conduct them, malt barley seeding rates, optimizing seeding depth, broadcast nitrogen risks, and other topics related to seeding.