Agriculture News

Commodity Groups Team Up to Form AgSafe Alberta

Representatives from a number of crop and livestock commodity groups in Alberta have teamed up to form an industry led farm safety group - AgSafe Alberta. The group is working to develop and deliver…

Planning for Farm Safety During Cdn Ag Safety Week

AgSafe Alberta is marking Canadian Agricultural Safety Week by encouraging farm owners and managers to talk about safety with everyone on the farm. Planning for farm safety should be part of everyday…

Westerner Pony Chuckwagon Tarp Auction Pre-registration

Pre-registration is now open for the 19th Annual Pony Chuckwagon Tarp Auction for the 2017 Westerner Days Fair and Exposition. There will only be 44 tarps available this year. The auction is set for…

Red Deer County Hosts Solar Power & Weed Workshops

Red Deer County is hosting workshops today and tomorrow addressing solar power and weeds. Any landowners considering generating power on their farm are encouraged to join the County for the…

Producers Asked to Take Part in Livestock Drinking Water Survey

Alberta livestock producers are being asked to take time to complete a survey about livestock drinking water. Alberta Farm Animal Care says a team of University of Alberta students in their final…

Canola Continues to be Major Driver in Alberta's Economy

New numbers released last week show canola's total annual impact on the Alberta economy has risen to 7.1 billion dollars, a record amount. The latest report was based on data from 3 crop years…

Help Name 14 RCMP Foals for Canada 150

Hey kids, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has a contest just for you! This year, in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the RCMP needs your help to name 14 foals born this spring at the RCMP…

U of A & AFAC Team Up for Cull Cattle Transportation Survey

A team of University of Alberta students in Animal Health - Animal Science are calling on all cattle producers. Working alongside Alberta Farm Animal Care, the team has developed a survey to gather…

Grain Growers of Canada Rebrands

Grain Growers of Canada, the national voice of Canada's grain farmers, has launched a new logo and website. Olds area farmer and President Jeff Nielsen says it's the ideal time to reach policy makers…

Lacombe's Cilantro and Chive & Blindman Brewing Featured Among Millennials at CDN Ag Day Event Near Olds

In celebration of Canadian Agriculture Day, 150 millennials grabbed a seat together at the Willow Lane Barn east of Olds last night (Feb 16th) to enjoy and celebrate all Alberta has to offer at the…

Alberta Canola Producers Commission Welcomes New Directors

Alberta Canola Producers Commission welcomed 5 new Directors at their Annual General Meeting during FarmTech last week. Mike Ammeter of Sylan Lake replaces Lacombe's Terry Young in Region 7. The…

Positive Outlook at Feeder Associations of AB Convention in Red Deer

Despite the cattle industry facing a number of challenges over the past year, the Feeder Associations of Alberta say most local feeder associations have weathered the storm. “Make it Matter, Make it…

Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada Launch Precision Ag Survey

Farmers are encouraged to take part in an online survey on precision agriculture to help advance innovation in Canadian farming. The survey will cover all components of precision agriculture, from…

Central Alberta Growing Project Looking for Land for This Year's Charity Crop

A call is out for available land as the Central Alberta Growing Project in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank is planning for their 22nd charity crop. Doug Maas with the group says they are…

Local Counties Hosting Working Well Workshop January 31st

Lacombe, Red Deer and Clearwater Counties are teaming up to host a working well management workshop next week. It's set for Tuesday (Jan 31st) at the Hespero Hall in Condor. A poorly maintained well…

Recognizing the Work of a Local Pulse Promoter on This Global Pulse Day

A Sylvan Lake area farmer recently named the Pulse Promoter of the Year says it's a tremendous honour for a once in a lifetime opportunity she was given. As we mark Global Pulse Day today, we tip our…

Ag for Life Looking for Farm Photos to Help Tell Alberta's Ag Story

With Canada's Agriculture Day coming up in February, a call is out for photo's to help tell Alberta's Agriculture Story. Ag for Life is creating a digital #WeAreAbAg photo book to help highlight the…

Open Farm Days Breaks Records as More People are Keen to Learn Where their Food Comes From

Open Farm Days broke records this year as visitors flocked to farms and ranches across the province to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of rural Alberta. There were close to 18,000 visits to…

Transition Planning Workshops for Farm Families Coming Up Next Month in Lacombe

Two transition planning workshops for farm and ranch families are coming up in the New Year in Lacombe. The Grey Wooded Forage Association says these workshops are for families interested in shaping…

Local Weed Researcher Concerned About Canola Heavy Crop Rotations

A growing number of farmers are adopting a canola-wheat-canola-wheat rotation despite the increased risk of disease. Profitability and ease of production are the two main reasons growers like to…

AB Canola Producers Commission Issues Alert for Canola Heating

Canola is heating. The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is reporting a spike in heated canola. Growers are encouraged to check all of their canola bins. Spoilage usually starts small, and even…

2016 Inductees into Alberta 4-H Hall of Fame

The 4-H Hall of Fame is recognizing two outstanding Albertans for their longtime service to 4-H and their communities. Helen Andrews of Round Hill has been a 4-H leader and volunteer for 40 years,…

Alberta Wheat and Barley Commission Holds Annual Meeting

Several farmers showed up for the Alberta Barley and Wheat Commission meeting in Lacombe today, to hear from experts and voice their concerns. Some of the big concerns this year were related to the…

UFA Has Updated Their "Meals In The Field" Cookbook Which Goes on Sale This Week

The United Farmers of Alberta Co-Operative has updated ``Meals In The Field'' -- its classic cookbook of hardy farm-style recipes. The 184-page cookbook is a modern version of UFA's original…

Olymel Takes Over Pinnacle Farms Near Strathmore

One of Canada's largest pork companies has acquired southern Alberta hog producer Pinnacle Farms for an undisclosed price. Olymel has taken over all of the assets of Pinnacle, including its hog…

Give a Healthy Gift or Save Yourself the Shopping for Christmas Dinner - The Jungle Farm Offers Up Christmas Food Boxes

Many Central Alberta families are looking to serve up local produce at their dinner tables year round. It's due to the success of their spring and summer weekly vegetable box program that The Jungle…

Alberta Canola Producers Gather for Meeting in Lacombe

Farmers are finally done in their fields this year and many showed up for the Alberta Canola Producers meeting in Lacombe yesterday, to voice their concerns and hear from experts on several key…

New Grain Dryer on Market Manufactured in Rocky Mountain House

A 3rd generation refrigeration, air-conditioning and heating mechanic from Rocky Mountain House is in China this week, trying to sell the license to his new grain dryer. Steven Moore is the Managing…

Canola & Wheat Producer Groups to Connect with Farmers in Lacombe

Markets, Agronomy, and key issues impacting farmers will be the focus of two upcoming producer meetings in Lacombe. The Alberta Canola Producers Commission and Alberta Wheat Commission are hosting…

Bumper Charity Crop for Lacombe Area Canadian Foodgrains Bank Project

Despite the challenging harvest, the Central Alberta Growing Project in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank is reporting their 2nd best charity crop ever in terms of dollars raised. After…

Ag News

Commodity Groups Team Up to Form AgSafe Alberta

Representatives from a number of crop and livestock commodity groups in Alberta have teamed up to form an industry led farm safety group - AgSafe Alberta. The group is working to develop and deliver…

Planning for Farm Safety During Cdn Ag Safety Week

AgSafe Alberta is marking Canadian Agricultural Safety Week by encouraging farm owners and managers to talk about safety with everyone on the farm. Planning for farm safety should be part of everyday…

Westerner Pony Chuckwagon Tarp Auction Pre-registration

Pre-registration is now open for the 19th Annual Pony Chuckwagon Tarp Auction for the 2017 Westerner Days Fair and Exposition. There will only be 44 tarps available this year. The auction is set for…

Red Deer County Hosts Solar Power & Weed Workshops

Red Deer County is hosting workshops today and tomorrow addressing solar power and weeds. Any landowners considering generating power on their farm are encouraged to join the County for the…

Producers Asked to Take Part in Livestock Drinking Water Survey

Alberta livestock producers are being asked to take time to complete a survey about livestock drinking water. Alberta Farm Animal Care says a team of University of Alberta students in their final…

Canola Continues to be Major Driver in Alberta's Economy

New numbers released last week show canola's total annual impact on the Alberta economy has risen to 7.1 billion dollars, a record amount. The latest report was based on data from 3 crop years…

Help Name 14 RCMP Foals for Canada 150

Hey kids, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has a contest just for you! This year, in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the RCMP needs your help to name 14 foals born this spring at the RCMP…

U of A & AFAC Team Up for Cull Cattle Transportation Survey

A team of University of Alberta students in Animal Health - Animal Science are calling on all cattle producers. Working alongside Alberta Farm Animal Care, the team has developed a survey to gather…

Grain Growers of Canada Rebrands

Grain Growers of Canada, the national voice of Canada's grain farmers, has launched a new logo and website. Olds area farmer and President Jeff Nielsen says it's the ideal time to reach policy makers…

Lacombe's Cilantro and Chive & Blindman Brewing Featured Among Millennials at CDN Ag Day Event Near Olds

In celebration of Canadian Agriculture Day, 150 millennials grabbed a seat together at the Willow Lane Barn east of Olds last night (Feb 16th) to enjoy and celebrate all Alberta has to offer at the…

Alberta Canola Producers Commission Welcomes New Directors

Alberta Canola Producers Commission welcomed 5 new Directors at their Annual General Meeting during FarmTech last week. Mike Ammeter of Sylan Lake replaces Lacombe's Terry Young in Region 7. The…

Positive Outlook at Feeder Associations of AB Convention in Red Deer

Despite the cattle industry facing a number of challenges over the past year, the Feeder Associations of Alberta say most local feeder associations have weathered the storm. “Make it Matter, Make it…

Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada Launch Precision Ag Survey

Farmers are encouraged to take part in an online survey on precision agriculture to help advance innovation in Canadian farming. The survey will cover all components of precision agriculture, from…

Central Alberta Growing Project Looking for Land for This Year's Charity Crop

A call is out for available land as the Central Alberta Growing Project in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank is planning for their 22nd charity crop. Doug Maas with the group says they are…

Local Counties Hosting Working Well Workshop January 31st

Lacombe, Red Deer and Clearwater Counties are teaming up to host a working well management workshop next week. It's set for Tuesday (Jan 31st) at the Hespero Hall in Condor. A poorly maintained well…

Recognizing the Work of a Local Pulse Promoter on This Global Pulse Day

A Sylvan Lake area farmer recently named the Pulse Promoter of the Year says it's a tremendous honour for a once in a lifetime opportunity she was given. As we mark Global Pulse Day today, we tip our…

Ag for Life Looking for Farm Photos to Help Tell Alberta's Ag Story

With Canada's Agriculture Day coming up in February, a call is out for photo's to help tell Alberta's Agriculture Story. Ag for Life is creating a digital #WeAreAbAg photo book to help highlight the…

Open Farm Days Breaks Records as More People are Keen to Learn Where their Food Comes From

Open Farm Days broke records this year as visitors flocked to farms and ranches across the province to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of rural Alberta. There were close to 18,000 visits to…

Transition Planning Workshops for Farm Families Coming Up Next Month in Lacombe

Two transition planning workshops for farm and ranch families are coming up in the New Year in Lacombe. The Grey Wooded Forage Association says these workshops are for families interested in shaping…

Local Weed Researcher Concerned About Canola Heavy Crop Rotations

A growing number of farmers are adopting a canola-wheat-canola-wheat rotation despite the increased risk of disease. Profitability and ease of production are the two main reasons growers like to…

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