Agriculture News

AFSC Gets New Board Of Directors

The Agriculture Financial Services Corporation has a new eight member Board of Directors. An interim board was put in place last June after the previous board was dismissed over executive expenses…

AFSC And Government Work To Hasten Inspections

Alberta's Agriculture Minister has met with Alberta crop commissions to discuss farmers’ concerns about unharvested crops. Alberta Financial Services Corporation and Government officials confirmed…

Canadian Grain Commission Lowering User Fees

The Canadian Grain Commission is proposing to reduce its user fees as of August 1, 2017, in response to a $100 million surplus that has been accumulated over the years. The benefit to affected…

Grain Producers To Meet With Province, AFSC

Team Alberta will meet with the province’s agriculture minister and representatives from the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation Wednesday to request immediate action regarding approximately…

Seeding Intentions Report Out

Canadian farmers expect to plant more canola, soybeans and oats in 2017, but fewer acres of durum wheat and lentils, crops that were both at high levels in 2016. According to a Stats Canada report…

Dairy Cattle Battle It Out

Hot on the heels of comments from USA President Donald Trump, some of the best dairy cattle in Western Canada are gathering at Stampede Park at the annual Calgary Stampede Dairy Classic Championship…

What To Do With Last Years Unharvested Crop

The wet weather that gave farmers so much trouble during harvest time last year, could still cause them problems this spring. According to insurer's Alberta Farmers had to leave 1 million acres of…

Steering Through Trade Rules Worth The Effort

Conservative trade critic Gerry Ritz was in High River Tuesday April 18 talking to agricultural producers about the challenges they're facing. Ritz says trade rules, provincially and internationally,…

Beef Producers Support Choice

The Alberta Beef Producers have welcomed changes being proposed for the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act made by the provincial government last week. The amendments will allow producers to…

Hemp Brings High Hopes To Nisku

Hempco Food and Fiber has received its Development Permit from the County of Leduc and commenced work on its hemp seed food, hemp nutraceutical nd hemp fiber processing equipment at its new Nisku…

Canola Commission Stays The Course

Alberta Canola says it was Alberta’s first refundable check-off Commission and it has no intentions of changing. The Alberta Government last week introduced amendments to the Marketing of…

Grain Commission Gets New COO

Staffing changes continue to take place at the Canadian Grain Commission. Jocelyn Beaudette will be appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer effective June 19, replacing Gord Miles, who is…

Spaces Expand At Olds College

Olds College has created 50 additional first-year seats in its Agricultural Management program, increasing capacity from 75 to 125 first-year students. “Our Agricultural Management program is one of…

Taking The Team Alberta Approach

Team Alberta, along with the Grain Growers of Canada, were in Ottawa last week to discuss priorities for Alberta grain GROWERS to ensure a viable and profitable crop sector. Mike Ammeter, a Director…

It's Up To Ag Producers Now

The provincial government is giving agricultural producers more say in choosing whether check-offs should remain mandatory. Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier has introduced Bill 9, which allows…

Rise In Farmland Values Slows

Farmland values across the country lost steam last year. That's according to Farm Credit Canada's latest Farmland Values Report. Canada’s farmland values showed an average increase of 7.9 % in 2016,…

Ride the Ram - Win This Truck!

You could win this new 2017 Ram 1500 Sport courtesy of your Alberta Ram Dealers! Ag Reporter, Don McCracken will be travelling around Alberta this spring and summer in this sweet new ride that could…

Get With The Times

Cereals Canada President Cam Dahl can't understand why some organizations don't like modern agriculture. He says his personal hero, Dr. Norman Borlaug, led the green revolution and lifted millions of…

Aggies Days Are Here

The Calgary Stampede's Aggie Days are back and they've expanded. Josh Traptow with the Agriculture Education Committee says while it's aimed at people from urban areas to learn about life on the farm…

Survey To Gather Input On Next "Growing Foward" Agreement

Alberta Agriculture has set up an online survey to gather feedback on the next five-year policy framework. Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier says what should be included in negotiations with the…

Federal Cash Advance Payment Program Has Started

The Canadian Canola Growers Association handles the applications and processing of the program, Dave Gallant is the Director of Finance and Operations. He says they handle cash advances for Manitoba,…

Help For Small Brewers Is Also Help For Farmers

Alberta's farmers should get a boost from craft breweries. The provincial budget includes $25 million for the small brewery development fund, something that's caught on quite well according to…

Science-O-Rama Goes Wednesday

A big day, but a fun day Wednesday April 5 in Lacombe. Murray Hartman and a number of guest speakers are holding their annual Science-O-Rama.....a day of canola science featuring updates and results…

Wheat Commission Says Leave Tax Deferral Alone

The Alberta Wheat Commission is warning the federal government that removing the cash ticket deferral system would severely hurt farmers’ income The move was outlined in the federal budget. It allows…

Province Looking For Input on Future of Ag Programs

The Alberta government is looking for ideas about the future of provincial and national agriculture programs through an online survey. Alberta is working with the federal government, other provinces…

Lacombe County Holds Spring Tune Up Event

Safety on the farm, and personal health were the focus points at today's Spring Tune Up event, put on by Lacombe County. Ainslie White, Health and Safety Advisor with AgSmart says one of the best…

Central Alberta Growing Project Needs Land

Spring seeding is right around the corner and a local charity growing project in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank is still seeking land for this year's crop. The Central Alberta Growing…

Health & Farm Safety Focus of Lacombe County's "Spring Tune Up"

Lacombe County is hosting a first time event this Wednesday focusing on health and farm safety. The "Spring Tune Up" will run from 10-3 at the Lacombe Memorial Centre. Assistant Agricultural…

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…

Ag News

AFSC Gets New Board Of Directors

The Agriculture Financial Services Corporation has a new eight member Board of Directors. An interim board was put in place last June after the previous board was dismissed over executive expenses…

AFSC And Government Work To Hasten Inspections

Alberta's Agriculture Minister has met with Alberta crop commissions to discuss farmers’ concerns about unharvested crops. Alberta Financial Services Corporation and Government officials confirmed…

Canadian Grain Commission Lowering User Fees

The Canadian Grain Commission is proposing to reduce its user fees as of August 1, 2017, in response to a $100 million surplus that has been accumulated over the years. The benefit to affected…

Grain Producers To Meet With Province, AFSC

Team Alberta will meet with the province’s agriculture minister and representatives from the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation Wednesday to request immediate action regarding approximately…

Seeding Intentions Report Out

Canadian farmers expect to plant more canola, soybeans and oats in 2017, but fewer acres of durum wheat and lentils, crops that were both at high levels in 2016. According to a Stats Canada report…

Dairy Cattle Battle It Out

Hot on the heels of comments from USA President Donald Trump, some of the best dairy cattle in Western Canada are gathering at Stampede Park at the annual Calgary Stampede Dairy Classic Championship…

What To Do With Last Years Unharvested Crop

The wet weather that gave farmers so much trouble during harvest time last year, could still cause them problems this spring. According to insurer's Alberta Farmers had to leave 1 million acres of…

Steering Through Trade Rules Worth The Effort

Conservative trade critic Gerry Ritz was in High River Tuesday April 18 talking to agricultural producers about the challenges they're facing. Ritz says trade rules, provincially and internationally,…

Beef Producers Support Choice

The Alberta Beef Producers have welcomed changes being proposed for the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act made by the provincial government last week. The amendments will allow producers to…

Hemp Brings High Hopes To Nisku

Hempco Food and Fiber has received its Development Permit from the County of Leduc and commenced work on its hemp seed food, hemp nutraceutical nd hemp fiber processing equipment at its new Nisku…

Canola Commission Stays The Course

Alberta Canola says it was Alberta’s first refundable check-off Commission and it has no intentions of changing. The Alberta Government last week introduced amendments to the Marketing of…

Grain Commission Gets New COO

Staffing changes continue to take place at the Canadian Grain Commission. Jocelyn Beaudette will be appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer effective June 19, replacing Gord Miles, who is…

Spaces Expand At Olds College

Olds College has created 50 additional first-year seats in its Agricultural Management program, increasing capacity from 75 to 125 first-year students. “Our Agricultural Management program is one of…

Taking The Team Alberta Approach

Team Alberta, along with the Grain Growers of Canada, were in Ottawa last week to discuss priorities for Alberta grain GROWERS to ensure a viable and profitable crop sector. Mike Ammeter, a Director…

It's Up To Ag Producers Now

The provincial government is giving agricultural producers more say in choosing whether check-offs should remain mandatory. Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier has introduced Bill 9, which allows…

Rise In Farmland Values Slows

Farmland values across the country lost steam last year. That's according to Farm Credit Canada's latest Farmland Values Report. Canada’s farmland values showed an average increase of 7.9 % in 2016,…

Ride the Ram - Win This Truck!

You could win this new 2017 Ram 1500 Sport courtesy of your Alberta Ram Dealers! Ag Reporter, Don McCracken will be travelling around Alberta this spring and summer in this sweet new ride that could…

Get With The Times

Cereals Canada President Cam Dahl can't understand why some organizations don't like modern agriculture. He says his personal hero, Dr. Norman Borlaug, led the green revolution and lifted millions of…

Aggies Days Are Here

The Calgary Stampede's Aggie Days are back and they've expanded. Josh Traptow with the Agriculture Education Committee says while it's aimed at people from urban areas to learn about life on the farm…

Survey To Gather Input On Next "Growing Foward" Agreement

Alberta Agriculture has set up an online survey to gather feedback on the next five-year policy framework. Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier says what should be included in negotiations with the…

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