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CP Rail Employees Reject Company's Latest Offer

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference says its roughly 3,000 members at CP Rail have voted 98 per cent in favour of rejecting the company's final offer. In an attempt to avoid a work stoppage, the…

Ag Industry Gathers to Celebrate Passage Of Bill C-49

On Thursday, representatives from Canada's agriculture industry gathered at Richard Pioneer South Lakes elevator just north of Winnipeg to celebrate the passage of the Transportation Modernization…

CN Rail Invests in 1000 New Grain Hopper Cars

After the passage of Bill C-49 earlier this week, CN Rail announced they will buying 1000 new grain hopper cars. Earlier this month, the rail company stated it would consider buying these new cars if…

Spring Road Bans Lifted in the Foothills

As of Tuesday, May 22nd, seasonal road bans are now in effect in the M.D. of Foothills. The spring bans have been lifted, but there's still a number of roads limiting loads to 75 per cent. To view a…

Agriflash Headlines for May 24

Record Temps Make Great Seeding Weather As of last week, nearly 40 per cent of crops have been planted in the Province. According to Alberta Ag and Forestry's May 15th Crop Report, farmers across the…

Province Planting Inches Closer to Half Way Mark

As of last week, nearly 40 per cent of crops have been planted in the Province. According to Alberta Ag and Forestry's May 15th Crop Report, the Province planting progress is around 38 per cent, and…

From the Bar U Ranch to Your Glass

Eau Claire Distillery was connecting with their pioneer roots on the weekend. The Turner Valley based business plants and harvests the barley for their whiskey by using horses at four different land…

One-Year Anniversary Of NAFTA Re-Opening

Last week marked the one-year anniversary of U.S. President Donald Trump announcing that he was looking to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Dr. Paul Gunderson, based in…

Agriflash Headlines for May 23

Bill C-49 Has Passed! The long awaited Bill C-49 finally was passed yesterday. On Tuesday, the House of Commons voted to send the Bill back to the Senate because they disagreed with the Senate's two…

Raising Beef to Help Babies

The Longview 4-H Beef Club raised over $42,000 for the High River District Health Care Foundation for the High River Hospital's maternity department renovations. The club held their 16th Annual Show…

Bill C-49 Has Been Passed!

The long awaited Bill C-49 has finally been passed. On Tuesday, May 22, the House of Commons voted to send the Bill back to the Senate because they disagreed with the Senate's two amendments. The…

Agriflash Headlines for May 22

Dry Conditions Expected Across the Prairies Farmers across Western Canada are welcoming some rain that fell last week. But Senior Ag Meteorologist with World Weather Inc., Drew Lerner, says we can…

A Record Amount of Spuds!

Alberta's 50 year old potato industry produced a record amount of spuds last year. According to a report by ATB Financial, Alberta produced just over 2 billion pounds last year, putting the Province…

Kids are Gearing up for 4-H Show and Sale Season

A year's worth of hard work is finally going to pay off for 4-H members. Kids with market projects such as sheep, swine, and beef are gearing up for their Show and Sales. 4-H Specialist for the…

Dry Conditions Expected To Return

While many parts of the Prairies received some much needed rain over the past few days, the warm, dry conditions are expected to return. Senior Agricultural Meteorologist with World Weather Inc.,…

Viterra Donates Land to Help End World Hunger

Viterra is donating the use of land around six of its grain terminals in Alberta and Saskatchewan to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The nearly 400 acres will be farmed by volunteers in the different…

Agriflash Headlines for May 18

400 Acres Donated to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank Viterra is donating roughly 400 acres of land around six of its grain terminals in Alberta and Saskatchewan to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The land…

4-H Members Win Trip to Explore Ag in NWT

4-H members from across the Province will be visiting the North West Territories and Northern Alberta on an Agriculture Development Tour. Grade 12 student, Cassidy Read from Okotoks, has been in the…

Local 4-H Member Wins Trip to Explore Ag in NWT

4-H members from across the Province will be visiting the North West Territories and Northern Alberta on an Agriculture Development Tour. Grade 12 student, Cassidy Read from Okotoks, has been in the…

Agriflash Headlines for May 17

Record Spud Production in 2017 A record amount of potatoes were produced in Alberta last year. According to a report from ATB Financial, the Province grew over 2 billion pounds of spuds. Over the…

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