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Lacombe County promoting sustainable agriculture through ALUS program

From Lacombe County: The ALUS Lacombe County program—which promotes sustainable agriculture through the delivery of an Alternative Land Use Services program—is looking for its next group of participa... read more..

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Canadian Animal Transportation Regulations Updated

On Wednesday, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) published amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations on animal transportation. The overall objective is that animals arrive at their de read more..

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Considerations When Shopping For Your Next Bull

Beef producers are looking for their new herd sires this time of year. Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) Research and Innovation Coordinator, Stacey Domolewski, says there's no one type of bull per... read more..

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Canadian Government Invests In Animal Welfare

On Tuesday, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced an investment of up to $4.56 million to the Canadian Animal Health Coalition. The investment was made on behalf of the Nat read more..

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Corteva Agriscience Acquires Clearfield Canola In Canada And U.S.

Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, announced that it has acquired the Clearfield Canola Production System in Canada and the United States from BASF. Clearfield canola is a global... read more..

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Cattle Nutrition Top Of Mind For Producers This Time Of Year

Local farmers gathered at Cattlemen's Corner in Nanton on Tuesday, February 19 for a Cattle Nutrition Talk. Ridley Block Operations Director of Research and Nutrition Services, Mark Robbins, spoke at... read more..

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Fourth Generation Rancher Runs For NDP In Livingstone-Macleod

The NDP has their candidate for the Livingstone-Macleod Riding, and it's not the usual candidate they normally run here. M.D. of Ranchland Reeve Cam Gardner has tossed his hat into the ring for the g... read more..

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Reframing The Conversation Around Antibiotics

Farmers need to reframe the conversation on the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture. That from Dr. Leah Dorman with Phibro Animal Health. "I think it's important because there is a lot of mis read more..

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UCP Plans To Repeal Bill 6 If Elected

Over the weekend, United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney said if elected they'll repeal Bill 6. The farm safety legislation enacted in 2016 under the NDP government would end with the UCP's ne... read more..

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Nutrien Ag Solutions Wins 4R Nutrient Stewardship Award

Nutrien Ag Solutions was recognized last week with the fifth annual 4-R Nutrient Stewardship Agri-Retailer Award. The award is given out each year during the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers read more..

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Improving Sprayer Efficiency

Farmers are spending 33 per cent of their time in the sprayer idling, 22 per cent in transport and only about 45 per cent of their time actually spraying. That from Tom Wolf from Agrimetrix Researc read more..

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CanFax Manager Discusses U.S. Holstein Steers Fed In Alberta

Canfax Research Services Manager, Brenna Grant, says Holstein dairy steers are coming up from the United States to be finished in Alberta. Grant says it's because of a change to a U.S. packer's procu... read more..

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Wage Support For Employing Young People On Farms This Summer

The Alberta Government is helping farmers give youth work experience in agriculture this summer. The Summer Farm Employment Program reimburses employers 50 per cent of wages, or $500 per month, from ... read more..

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Last Call For Alberta Farm Animal Care Award Nominations

Friday, February 15 is the last day to get your nominations in for the Alberta Farm Animal Care Awards of Distinction. The provincial farm group based out of High River is looking to recognize people... read more..

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Alberta Open Farm Day Host Applications Now Open

The Province is already gearing up for Open Farm Days this summer by accepting host farm applications. This year's event will be held Saturday, August 17 to Sunday, August 18. This will be the seven... read more..

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Training A Computer To Recognize And Tend For Prairie Crops

A University of Winnipeg research project has received a $250,000 Weston Seeding Food Innovation Grant. The project will examine ways to train a computer to recognize and tend for prairie crops. To d... read more..

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Class 1 License Changes Cause Problems For Ag Industry

Alberta's agriculture community was surprised to hear about changes to getting a Class 1 drivers license starting March 1, 2019. Alberta Transportation says they consulted with groups representing th... read more..

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Manitoban Receives 4-H Canada Distinguished Alumni Award

A farm business coach from Boissevain has been honoured with the first ever 4-H Canada Distinguished Alumni Award. Elaine Froese began her 4-H journey at the age of nine, when she was a member of t read more..

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New Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program

The federal government has announced an investment of $50.3 million over five years for the new Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP). "Canada's agricultural sector is strong a read more..

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Feed A Farmer Cook-Off Showcases Alberta Agriculture

Agriculture for Life hosted their Feed a Farmer Celebrity Cook-Off on Tuesday in celebration of Canada's Agriculture Day. The event was hosted at the Atco Blue Flame Kitchen in Calgary, where local c... read more..

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Applications are open to host visitors for Open Farm Days 2019

From the Government of Alberta: Applications are open for farms and ranches to host visitors during this year’s Open Farm Days, Aug. 17-18, 2019. Last year, a record number of participating farms, ra... read more..

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Micro-Cultivation Opportunities For Local Farmers

Arete Cannabis Consulting Ltd. is encouraging farmers in the Foothills to take a stab at growing cannabis to combat what they call a shortage of cannabis in Canada. Producers can get involved in mi read more..

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Tuesday Is Canada's Ag Day!

Agriculture is taking centre stage on Tuesday in celebration of Canada's Ag Day. Agriculture More Than Ever Manager, Debbie Bailey, says the day is about getting people together to talk about their f... read more..

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Deep Freeze Keeps Farmers Busy

A farmer has been hard at work caring for his 85 head cow-calf herd North East of Okotoks during this deep freeze. James Jenkins says the goal is to put some body fat on their cows in the Summer and ... read more..

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Agriculture Mental Health Workshop A Sell Out

A Cluny area grain farmer is helping bring mental health resources to the agriculture community in Strathmore. Hannah Konschuh applied for funding to host a mental health first aid certification trai... read more..

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Survey Shows Farmers Cautious About Sharing Farm Data

A new survey shows farmers are embracing new technology, but are cautious about sharing data. Farm Credit Canada (FCC) surveyed over 2,000 Canadian producers and found 25 per cent have become less co... read more..

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African Swine Fever Continues To Spread

Those in attendance at the Manitoba Swine Seminar this week got an update on African Swine Fever. Dr. Egan Brockhoff with Prairie Swine Health Services says the disease has spread throughout China read more..

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New $10 Million Grant Program For Alberta Ag Societies

Agriculture Societies can now get funding from the Province to cut costs and emissions. On Thursday, February 7, a $10 million grant program was announced which will be paid for by 2018-19 Climate Le... read more..

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February WASDE Report Released Friday

The February World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report was released on Friday, February 8. President of Ag Resource Company in Chicago, Dan Basse, says U.S. corn and soybean yield... read more..

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Farm Groups Request Extension To Class 1 License Changes

Farmers are asking the Province for consultation with the agriculture sector and a more reasonable deadline for changes that affect obtaining a Class 1 drivers license in Alberta. Coming into effect ... read more..

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