They haven’t reached the altar yet, but Alberta Wheat and Alberta Barley have taken another step down the aisle by launching a joint website at albertawheatbarley.com.
The two cereal commissions moved to a combined management structure in 2018 and are in the midst of considering a full merger. A committee is currently putting together a list of pros and cons that will go to members of both groups this year.
The new joint website has a ‘What Farmers Need to Know Now’ on the home page and links to separate wheat and barley sections. There’s a link at the top of every web page for users to move to the same info on the other section.
For example, a user reading about barley agronomy could switch to wheat agronomy with one click.