Agriculture News

Replacement Heifer Breeding Tips

Summer is quickly coming to an end, which means weaning time is coming soon. This time of year, producers have already been spending time carefully hand picking heifers to keep desired genetics in…

Livestock Producers may Look like the Bad Guys in New Food Guide

Livestock Producers are said to be some of the best environmental stewards of the land, but proposed changes to the Canadian Food Guide may have consumers thinking otherwise. Not only are livestock…

The Future Looks Bright at Cattlemen's Young Leaders Selections

While many farmers are hitting the fields this time of year, hundreds of beef industry members are heading to Calgary. The Canadian Beef Industry Conference is happening August 15 -17 at the Calgary…

Farmers with Weed Patches in Lacombe Area Wanted

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada researchers in Lacombe are looking for producers with wheat, canola and pea fields that have some large weed patches to trial the Harrington Seed Destructor on.…

Hay Storage Tips from Forage Specialist

Planning ahead can go a long way when it comes to storing hay. Barry Yaremcio, Beef and Forage Specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry says, it's important to remember, where ever the bales…

Early Harvest Due to Dry Conditions

Farmers throughout Southern Alberta have been making the best of a dry year. Andrew Clements, Co-Owner of Premium Ag Solutions says conditions down south are getting dusty. "I was out soil sampling…
Tom  Lynch Staunton  CCA july 2017

New Food Guide Could Push Consumers Away From Meat

Tom Lynch-Staunton, Issues Manager with the Canadian Cattlemen's Association. Health Canada is in the process of modifying the Canadian Food Guide, but these proposed changes have members of the ag…

Ranchers Improved their Cattle Handling Skills with Dylan Biggs

It's interesting how we sometimes use too much pressure when handling cattle to get the job done as quick as possible, but accept the default cost of taking an extra couple hours to go fix broken…

15th Annual Entrepreneurial Agriculture Tour Took Place in Red Deer

The 15th annual Entrepreneurial Agriculture Tour took place in Red Deer County, August 2, 2017. The tour highlighted new innovation, and made a stop at Mark and Diane Kaun's, which is located just…

Alberta Canola Producers Commission is looking for New Directors

The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is looking for four new directors to serve on their board. Directors serve a three-year term, and must be canola producers. To be considered an eligible canola…

Final List Released of Eligible Regions for Livestock Tax Deferral

Producers should be checking if they qualify for a livestock tax deferral. The final list for 2016 of regions eligible for this deferral has been released, and includes producers in the M.D. of…

New Program to Help Grain Exporters and Producers

The Canadian Government wants to show it's support for the growing demand of Canadian grain in the international market. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, announced an…

4-H Celebrated 100 Years in Alberta Last Weekend

The 4-H program in Alberta has seen many changes over the years, such as how 4-H beef projects used to be sold at 600-700 lbs, and are now finished at 1200-1400 lbs. An event called Centennial Fever,…

Diamondback Moth Larvae More of a Problem than Predicted

Diamondback moth larvae have become a growing concern in canola this year. Brittany Hennig, Agronomy Specialist for Southern Alberta with the Canola Council of Canada, says the numbers have come as a…

Changing Consumer Trends Show in Dairy Industry

The demand for butter fat in the dairy market is expected to increase come fall. Historically, the markets have always shown this increase, and General Manager of Alberta Milk, Mike Southwood,…

Look for Alberta Open Farm Days in Your Community

Alberta Open Farm Days is coming up August 19-20. Farmers and ranchers invite the urban community to come and learn about where their food comes from. Trail's End Beef, is a grassfed beef ranch in…

Measuring Hybrid Vigor in Your Herd

A new DNA tool will make an appearance at the Cow-Forage Gentec Tour at the Lacombe Research Center, August 22. The tool, called Invigor HX, is like Ancestry.com for your cow-calf operation. Invigor…

4-H Alberta is Celebrating 100 Years

4-H Alberta is celebrating 100 years August 4-6 in Olds. 4-H Centennial Fever will have a number of activities throughout the weekend, including project demonstrations, a concert, fireworks, and a…

Maple Leaf Foods Sees Rising Raw Materials Costs

Maple Leaf Foods is looking at making some changes due to rising raw material costs in it's prepared meat business. They have seen narrowed margins in this area of their business. They earned $37.3…

Alberta Farmers Struggling with All Sorts of Moisture Problems

Crops are ripening quickly in Southern Alberta, meaning some producers are already harvesting while others are not far behind. Mark Cutts with the Ag Info Center, says statistics in these Southern…
rain truck june 2017

Recent Hail Storms Rolling Through Central Alberta

Storms bringing some moisture to Central Alberta. Recent storms rolling through Central Alberta have been bringing some hail. Last Thursday, storms which started in Western Alberta moved into the…

Use of Technology on Red Deer County Farms to Highlight Tour

New technologies, efficiencies and environmental stewardship will be highlighted today as Red Deer County hosts its 15th annual Entrepreneurial Agriculture Tour. A mix of both rural and urban…

Innisfail Lamb Processor Working to Meet Growing Demand

With a growing demand for lamb across the country, an Innisfail food processor is ensuring they're ready for further growth opportunities in the years to come.With a growing demand for lamb across…

Crop Grading Changes for Western Canada

The Canadian Grain Commission is announcing grading changes for the 2017 to 2018 crop year in Western Canada. The tolerance for grasshopper and army worm damage will change from 8 to 6 percent in No.…

Japan Increases Frozen Beef Tariff to 50 Percent

Japan has increased tariffs on frozen beef imports to 50 percent. The action is mainly targeting the U.S., but includes Canada. The usual tariff is 38.5 percent, and will increase the first of August…
young famers july 2017

Increase of Women and Young Producers in Agriculture

This is the first significant increase of young producers since 1991.The next generation of agriculture is stepping up. Younger operators and women are accounting for a larger share of agriculture…

Crop scientists share latest research at Lacombe Field Day

It was Field Day at the Field Crop Development Centre (FCDC) in Lacombe yesterday, an event where researchers share their latest findings in crop science. There were eight talks throughout the day,…

CETA Could Mean $600 Million a Year in Beef Exports to Europe

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and Europe presents opportunities for the Canadian Beef Industry. The agreement, also known as CETA, will eliminate the high tariff on…

Camrose Dairy Receives Government Investment

A dairy in Camrose, AB is one of five Alberta food processors growing their business with help from Canadian Government investment. Tiras Dairies Inc. received about $250,000 through Growing Forward…

Stockmanship School in Champion

The Foothills Forage and Grazing Association is hosting a Stockmanship School with Dylan Biggs. The clinic will be held at the Champion Community Hall on August 9, 2017. The day will cover topics in…

Ag News

Replacement Heifer Breeding Tips

Summer is quickly coming to an end, which means weaning time is coming soon. This time of year, producers have already been spending time carefully hand picking heifers to keep desired genetics in…

Livestock Producers may Look like the Bad Guys in New Food Guide

Livestock Producers are said to be some of the best environmental stewards of the land, but proposed changes to the Canadian Food Guide may have consumers thinking otherwise. Not only are livestock…

The Future Looks Bright at Cattlemen's Young Leaders Selections

While many farmers are hitting the fields this time of year, hundreds of beef industry members are heading to Calgary. The Canadian Beef Industry Conference is happening August 15 -17 at the Calgary…

Farmers with Weed Patches in Lacombe Area Wanted

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada researchers in Lacombe are looking for producers with wheat, canola and pea fields that have some large weed patches to trial the Harrington Seed Destructor on.…

Hay Storage Tips from Forage Specialist

Planning ahead can go a long way when it comes to storing hay. Barry Yaremcio, Beef and Forage Specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry says, it's important to remember, where ever the bales…

Early Harvest Due to Dry Conditions

Farmers throughout Southern Alberta have been making the best of a dry year. Andrew Clements, Co-Owner of Premium Ag Solutions says conditions down south are getting dusty. "I was out soil sampling…
Tom  Lynch Staunton  CCA july 2017

New Food Guide Could Push Consumers Away From Meat

Tom Lynch-Staunton, Issues Manager with the Canadian Cattlemen's Association. Health Canada is in the process of modifying the Canadian Food Guide, but these proposed changes have members of the ag…

Ranchers Improved their Cattle Handling Skills with Dylan Biggs

It's interesting how we sometimes use too much pressure when handling cattle to get the job done as quick as possible, but accept the default cost of taking an extra couple hours to go fix broken…

15th Annual Entrepreneurial Agriculture Tour Took Place in Red Deer

The 15th annual Entrepreneurial Agriculture Tour took place in Red Deer County, August 2, 2017. The tour highlighted new innovation, and made a stop at Mark and Diane Kaun's, which is located just…

Alberta Canola Producers Commission is looking for New Directors

The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is looking for four new directors to serve on their board. Directors serve a three-year term, and must be canola producers. To be considered an eligible canola…

Final List Released of Eligible Regions for Livestock Tax Deferral

Producers should be checking if they qualify for a livestock tax deferral. The final list for 2016 of regions eligible for this deferral has been released, and includes producers in the M.D. of…

New Program to Help Grain Exporters and Producers

The Canadian Government wants to show it's support for the growing demand of Canadian grain in the international market. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, announced an…

4-H Celebrated 100 Years in Alberta Last Weekend

The 4-H program in Alberta has seen many changes over the years, such as how 4-H beef projects used to be sold at 600-700 lbs, and are now finished at 1200-1400 lbs. An event called Centennial Fever,…

Diamondback Moth Larvae More of a Problem than Predicted

Diamondback moth larvae have become a growing concern in canola this year. Brittany Hennig, Agronomy Specialist for Southern Alberta with the Canola Council of Canada, says the numbers have come as a…

Changing Consumer Trends Show in Dairy Industry

The demand for butter fat in the dairy market is expected to increase come fall. Historically, the markets have always shown this increase, and General Manager of Alberta Milk, Mike Southwood,…

Look for Alberta Open Farm Days in Your Community

Alberta Open Farm Days is coming up August 19-20. Farmers and ranchers invite the urban community to come and learn about where their food comes from. Trail's End Beef, is a grassfed beef ranch in…

Measuring Hybrid Vigor in Your Herd

A new DNA tool will make an appearance at the Cow-Forage Gentec Tour at the Lacombe Research Center, August 22. The tool, called Invigor HX, is like Ancestry.com for your cow-calf operation. Invigor…

4-H Alberta is Celebrating 100 Years

4-H Alberta is celebrating 100 years August 4-6 in Olds. 4-H Centennial Fever will have a number of activities throughout the weekend, including project demonstrations, a concert, fireworks, and a…

Maple Leaf Foods Sees Rising Raw Materials Costs

Maple Leaf Foods is looking at making some changes due to rising raw material costs in it's prepared meat business. They have seen narrowed margins in this area of their business. They earned $37.3…

Alberta Farmers Struggling with All Sorts of Moisture Problems

Crops are ripening quickly in Southern Alberta, meaning some producers are already harvesting while others are not far behind. Mark Cutts with the Ag Info Center, says statistics in these Southern…

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