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Canadian Cattle Numbers Remain Flat

The cattle herd has been expanding in the U.S. for several years. However, that hasn't been the case here in Canada. Sandy Russell with Spring Creek Consulting spoke about the issue during Beef and…

New Canada Food Guide Includes Emphasis On Plant Proteins

Health Canada released their revised Canada Food Guide on Tuesday, January 22. The new guide includes three groups; fruits and vegetables, whole grain foods and protein foods. The new federal…

New Canada Food Guide To Be Released Tuesday

Canada's new Food Guide which has sparked debate among stakeholders will be released on Tuesday, January 22. Foothills Member of Parliament, John Barlow, says there wasn't a proper consultation held…

First Ag Association To Commit Check-Off Dollars To STARS

For the first time, and agricultural association is committing some of their check-off dollars to STARS air ambulance. Last week, Manitoba's Keystone Potato Producers Association (KPPA) announced an…

Recognizing Exceptional Work in Livestock Welfare

Alberta Farm Animal Care is looking for individuals or organizations who've made exceptional contributions in the field of livestock welfare. Nominations are open for their Awards of Distinction in…

Manitoba Pork Assists In Alberta PED Investigation

It was revealed last week that the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) was discovered for the first time in Alberta. The first Canadian PED case was confirmed in Ontario back in 2014, and has…

Alberta Wheat Commission Invests In Research To Lower Input Costs

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) is investing nearly $280,000 into research. The money will be split between four research projects, which the Commission says could lower farmers' input costs…

Wild Boars A Problem For Central and Northern Alberta Farmers

It may not be deer or elk causing damage on farms in Central and Northern Alberta. Inspector with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Perry Abramenko, says wild boars have become a problem for…

The Denver Stock Show Is Underway!

The National Western Stock Show is underway in Denver, Colorado. The sixteen day event is held every January featuring over 20 cattle breed shows. Back when the show started in 1906, the Grand…

Federal Government Funds Crop Research

On Tuesday, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay, announced a federal investment of up to $39.3 million to four science clusters including barley, wheat, diverse field crops and…

Bayer Commends Health Canada On Glyphosate Review

Last week, Health Canada backed up its 2017 decision that glyphosate does not pose a risk to human health or the environment when used as directed. "We're very pleased with the announcement and fully…

UCP Ag Critic Quits To Sit As Independent

On Tuesday morning, the United Conservative Party's Agriculture Critic called it quits with the party to sit as an independent. Drumheller-Stettler MLA, Rick Strankman, says the hyper partisan…

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