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Highlighting Alberta’s role in U.S. energy security and its position as an important trading partner to the U.S. will be MLA Bridget Pastoor’s focus when she represents Alberta at the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance (Can/Am BTA) Conference, to be held September 23-25 in Washington, D.C.

The eight former farmer-elected Directors of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) have applied for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. 

Tuesday, 18 September 2012 12:11

More grain samples needed to assess crop quality

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(CNW) Western Canadian producers have until October 15 to sign up for this year's Harvest Sample Program.

Brian Otto of Warner, has been appointed Chair of the Barley Council of Canada (BCC) Working Group. The BCC Working Group—established in fall 2011—is finalizing the business plan, bylaws and corporate governance for the formal establishment of the Barley Council of Canada. Otto replaces Rob McCaig of the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre, who remains an active member of the working group.

Thursday, 06 September 2012 10:10

Southwest Sask. 4-H members judging at Agribition

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The southwest will have quite a presence at this year’s Agribition, with several members of the provincial judging team from local 4-H groups.

Farmworkers Day has been occurring every year on Aug. 20 for almost the past 12 years and still nothing has been done to protect farm workers on the job, say its proponents.

The battle to have farm workers protected under workplace health and safety regulations heated up last week around National Farmworkers Day.

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