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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

Winter 2019 Pulse Crop News

Welcome to the Winter 2019 issue of Pulse Crop News. This edition includes stories about how pulses in rotation pay dividends, APG’s new RVT & news app, improved soybean genetics, and more...

Jan 14 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

Fall 2018 Pulse Crop News

Welcome to the Fall 2018 issue of Pulse Crop News. This edition includes stories about Plot to Field research, PAMI research into drying pulses, regional meeting dates, where to find Alberta pulse d...

Sep 17 2018