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Pulse Market Insight #138

What to Make of India’s Pulse Crop Estimates?: The Indian rabi pulse crop outlook has been a source of keen interest over the past few months as Canadian farmers (and analysts) try to get a handle ...

Mar 18 2019

Feed Pea Benchmark Report Mar. 17/19

Feed barley and feed wheat have maintained firm prices over the past couple weeks with concerns about availability during road bans and planting season in April and May. Proteins have remained relat...

Mar 17 2019

Faba Bean Feed Benchmark Mar. 17/19

Feed barley and feed wheat have maintained firm prices over the past couple weeks with concerns about availability during road bans and planting season in April and May. Proteins have remained relat...

Mar 17 2019

Qualified Alberta Pulse Growers Eligible for 31.4% Tax Credit for Investing in Research

The Alberta Pulse Growers Commission has confirmed that 31.4 per cent of eligible producers’ 2018 check-off payment is eligible for the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax cre...

Mar 11 2019

Feed Pea Benchmark Report Mar. 3/19

Wheat and barley have firmed considerably across the prairies. Factors impacting include some wheat export, and road ban season coming up. Proteins have been fairly flat, softening a bit. Feed peas ...

Mar 04 2019

Faba Bean Feed Benchmark Mar. 3/19

Wheat and barley have firmed considerably across the prairies. Factors impacting include some wheat export, and road ban season coming up. Proteins have been fairly flat, softening a bit. Feed peas ...

Mar 04 2019

Pulse Market Insight #137

Quiet New-Crop Price Signals: By this time of year, price signals for the coming year are usually quite well-established and most of the planting decisions have been locked in. That’s not the cas...

Mar 01 2019

Alberta pulses star in new Taste of the Prairies soup available for sale to benefit charity

The Alberta Pulse Growers (APG) collaborated with Chef Jamie Harling and the Alberta Culinary Tourism Alliance (ACTA) to produce an Alberta-based soup to take to market, with this soup available for...

Feb 21 2019

Pulse Market Insight #136

In contrast to previous years when there was a lot of action in lentil markets, 2018/19 has been pretty sleepy. Earlier this winter there was a brief flurry of “excitement” when lentil bids perked u...

Feb 20 2019

Feed Pea Benchmark Report Feb. 17/19

Proteins have seen a slight decline while feed grains have started to increase in price in Alberta due to elevators putting strong buys on. Saskatchewan and Manitoba seem to be firming as well, albe...

Feb 19 2019

Faba Bean Feed Benchmark Feb. 17/19

Proteins have seen a slight decline while feed grains have started to increase in price in Alberta due to elevators putting strong buys on. Saskatchewan and Manitoba seem to be firming as well, albe...

Feb 19 2019

Team Alberta Release – Class 1 Driver Training deadline extension request

Team Alberta is requesting an extension to the Class 1 Drivers license training deadline. Changes that affect obtaining a Class 1 driver’s license are coming March 1, 2019 and Team Alberta is reque...

Feb 07 2019

Feed Pea Benchmark Report Feb. 3/19

Barley and wheat have been fairly flat over the past couple weeks, barley firming a little. Proteins have come off in price with canola, DDGS, and soybean meal all declining due to a decline in future...

Feb 04 2019

Faba Bean Feed Benchmark Feb. 3/19

Barley and wheat have been fairly flat over the past couple weeks, barley firming a little. Proteins have come off in price with canola, DDGS, and soybean meal all declining due to a decline in future...

Feb 04 2019

Pulse Market Insight #135

Pea Market Outlook It’s that time of year when marketing decisions have two large components. Half the 2018/19 marketing year is still ahead and most people have a fair amount of old-crop pricing l...

Feb 01 2019

APG Welcomes New Chair and Directors

Alberta Pulse Growers (APG) is pleased to announce that Don Shepert of St. Brides was selected as Chair of the organization. He will serve a one-year term leading the Executive, which also consists of...

Feb 01 2019

Former District Agriculturist Kirsty Ross Honoured with 2019 Alberta Pulse Industry Innovator Award

The Alberta Pulse Growers (APG) selected Kirsty Ross (Piquette), who was instrumental in building the field pea industry in northeastern Alberta, as the winner of the fifth annual Alberta Pulse Indu...

Jan 30 2019

Pulse Market Insight #134

Should I Sell or Should I Hold? Pulse prices have started to edge higher in the past few weeks. It’s not a screaming rally by any means but after the earlier doom and gloom, a couple of extra cen...

Jan 21 2019

Feed Pea Benchmark Report Jan. 20/19

Major feed grain values continue to firm across the prairies. DDGS and Soybean meal have softened over recent weeks in part due to the Canadian dollar improving from recent lows. Feed peas remain at...

Jan 20 2019

Faba Bean Feed Benchmark Jan. 20/19

Major feed grain values continue to firm across the prairies. DDGS and Soybean meal have softened over recent weeks in part due to the Canadian dollar improving from recent lows. Feed peas remain at...

Jan 20 2019

Feed Pea Benchmark Report Jan. 06/19

Major feed grain values have firmed a little across the prairies while the proteins – DDGS, soybean meal, and canola meal have all moved upwards in part due to weakening of the Canadian dollar. Peas...

Jan 07 2019

Faba Bean Feed Benchmark Jan. 06/19

Major feed grain values have firmed a little across the prairies while the proteins – DDGS, soybean meal, and canola meal have all moved upwards in part due to weakening of the Canadian dollar. Peas...

Jan 07 2019

Pulse Market Insight #183

Acreage Guesses for 2019 So far this year, it seems new-crop bids for pulses are slower than usual coming out. This really shouldn’t be a surprise, given the ongoing uncertainty about India, stil...

Jan 04 2019

Pulse Market Insight #178

Fababeans on Fire: With all the negative news going on in pulse markets these days, it’s nice to report that there one or two bright spots as well. Last year, fababeans fell out of favour with som...

Oct 15 2018

Team Alberta providing input to government to help farmers deal with over $3 billion in unharvested crops

Team Alberta is alerting Alberta Agriculture and Forestry officials to over $3 billion in crops that remain in the field to ensure government agencies are prepared to respond promptly to unharvested...

Oct 11 2018

Team Alberta says PMRA’s proposed cancellation of Strychnine could cause severe economic consequences for farmers in controlling gopher populations

With the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposing the complete cancellation of Strychnine for its use in controlling Richardson’s Ground Squirrel (gopher) populations, Team Alberta says fa...

Oct 04 2018