Next foodgrains field near Brooks

Organizers of a Canadian Food-grains Bank growing project in southern Alberta are already planning next year’s crop.

Fred Preston of the Newell Food-grains Growing Project said the 2016 crop will be planted in the One Tree Road area near Brooks.

The 2015 barley crop, grown near Rosemary, Alta., yielded 105 bushels per acre on 110 acres and raised $30,000.

A harvest day involving participants from Rosemary, Gem and Brooks was followed in October with a fundraising dinner.

The Newell project raised $84,000 in 2015. It was one of 260 growing projects across Canada that raised $6.7 million for the foodgrains bank.

The money is used to support people in need around the world.

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