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CanFax Manager Discusses U.S. Holstein Steers Fed In Alberta

Canfax Research Services Manager, Brenna Grant, says Holstein dairy steers are coming up from the United States to be finished in Alberta. Grant says it's because of a change to a U.S. packer's procu... read more..

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Wage Support For Employing Young People On Farms This Summer

The Alberta Government is helping farmers give youth work experience in agriculture this summer. The Summer Farm Employment Program reimburses employers 50 per cent of wages, or $500 per month, from ... read more..

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Last Call For Alberta Farm Animal Care Award Nominations

Friday, February 15 is the last day to get your nominations in for the Alberta Farm Animal Care Awards of Distinction. The provincial farm group based out of High River is looking to recognize people... read more..

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Alberta Open Farm Day Host Applications Now Open

The Province is already gearing up for Open Farm Days this summer by accepting host farm applications. This year's event will be held Saturday, August 17 to Sunday, August 18. This will be the seven... read more..

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Training A Computer To Recognize And Tend For Prairie Crops

A University of Winnipeg research project has received a $250,000 Weston Seeding Food Innovation Grant. The project will examine ways to train a computer to recognize and tend for prairie crops. To d... read more..

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Class 1 License Changes Cause Problems For Ag Industry

Alberta's agriculture community was surprised to hear about changes to getting a Class 1 drivers license starting March 1, 2019. Alberta Transportation says they consulted with groups representing th... read more..

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Manitoban Receives 4-H Canada Distinguished Alumni Award

A farm business coach from Boissevain has been honoured with the first ever 4-H Canada Distinguished Alumni Award. Elaine Froese began her 4-H journey at the age of nine, when she was a member of t read more..

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New Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program

The federal government has announced an investment of $50.3 million over five years for the new Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP). "Canada's agricultural sector is strong a read more..

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Feed A Farmer Cook-Off Showcases Alberta Agriculture

Agriculture for Life hosted their Feed a Farmer Celebrity Cook-Off on Tuesday in celebration of Canada's Agriculture Day. The event was hosted at the Atco Blue Flame Kitchen in Calgary, where local c... read more..

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Micro-Cultivation Opportunities For Local Farmers

Arete Cannabis Consulting Ltd. is encouraging farmers in the Foothills to take a stab at growing cannabis to combat what they call a shortage of cannabis in Canada. Producers can get involved in mi read more..

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Tuesday Is Canada's Ag Day!

Agriculture is taking centre stage on Tuesday in celebration of Canada's Ag Day. Agriculture More Than Ever Manager, Debbie Bailey, says the day is about getting people together to talk about their f... read more..

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Deep Freeze Keeps Farmers Busy

A farmer has been hard at work caring for his 85 head cow-calf herd North East of Okotoks during this deep freeze. James Jenkins says the goal is to put some body fat on their cows in the Summer and ... read more..

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Agriculture Mental Health Workshop A Sell Out

A Cluny area grain farmer is helping bring mental health resources to the agriculture community in Strathmore. Hannah Konschuh applied for funding to host a mental health first aid certification trai... read more..

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Survey Shows Farmers Cautious About Sharing Farm Data

A new survey shows farmers are embracing new technology, but are cautious about sharing data. Farm Credit Canada (FCC) surveyed over 2,000 Canadian producers and found 25 per cent have become less co... read more..

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African Swine Fever Continues To Spread

Those in attendance at the Manitoba Swine Seminar this week got an update on African Swine Fever. Dr. Egan Brockhoff with Prairie Swine Health Services says the disease has spread throughout China read more..

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New $10 Million Grant Program For Alberta Ag Societies

Agriculture Societies can now get funding from the Province to cut costs and emissions. On Thursday, February 7, a $10 million grant program was announced which will be paid for by 2018-19 Climate Le... read more..

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February WASDE Report Released Friday

The February World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report was released on Friday, February 8. President of Ag Resource Company in Chicago, Dan Basse, says U.S. corn and soybean yield... read more..

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Farm Groups Request Extension To Class 1 License Changes

Farmers are asking the Province for consultation with the agriculture sector and a more reasonable deadline for changes that affect obtaining a Class 1 drivers license in Alberta. Coming into effect ... read more..

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Forward Hog Contract Prices Weaken

Forward hog contract prices have softened a little bit. Tyler Fulton is the Director of Risk Management with Hams Marketing Services. "They finished last week a bit higher, but in general they've be... read more..

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CanFax Manager Optimistic About Calf Prices This Fall

The Manager of Canfax Research Services says they were surprised by last year's calf prices. Brenna Grant says they remained steady at 222 dollars per hundred weight. "That was really encouraging to... read more..

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Province Increases Investment In Ag Plastic Recycling Pilot

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Minister, Oneil Carlier, says the agriculture plastic recycling pilot program is getting a funding boost. On Wednesday, February 6, Carlier said on Twitter the Provin... read more..

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Farm Women's Conference Celebrates 35 Years

Women in agriculture will be taking centre stage in Athabasca County later this week. They're celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Farm Women's Conference on Thursday, February 7. Farm Coach... read more..

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Stats Can Stocks Report Doesn't Surprise Market Analyst

On Tuesday, February 5, Stats Canada released their stocks of principal field crops report. It shows at the end of 2018, total stocks of most major field crops in Canada were down from 2017, except f... read more..

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Drought Proofing Your Feed Supply

Increasing overall pasture production is key to helping beef producers overcome drought situations. Dr. Bruce Anderson, Extension Forage Specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, says legum read more..

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Catalyst Financial Operations Hosts Their Fourth Ag Conference

It was a jam packed agenda at the Catalyst Financial Operations Agriculture Conferenc, Monday, February 4. The one day event at Heritage Pointe Golf Club in DeWinton, featured speakers on grain and c... read more..

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More Cropping Systems Research Coming Soon to U of A

The Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) will be committing $3 million to create a new position for a Research Chair in Cropping Systems at the University of Alberta. WGRF Board Chair, Terry You... read more..

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Alberta Pork Says PED Virus Limited To One Farm

Alberta Pork has confirmed no other cases of the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus have been identified in the province as of the end of January. On Tuesday, January 8, the farm group announced ... read more..

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Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence Conducts Sulphate Study

A new research study at the University of Saskatchewan’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence at Clavet will look at the impact of various levels of sulphates in livestock water. Associa read more..

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Feed Intake For Livestock Increases With Cold Weather

This week’s cold snap impacts livestock as well. The animals feed intake increases as they burn more energy trying to stay warm. Jessica Smith is a Livestock and Feed Extension Specialist with... read more..

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Peas And Lentils No Longer Exempt From Variety Registration

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) is updating the way peas and lentils are graded. "The Canadian Grain Commission is committed to working with all stakeholders to implement flexible solutions tha read more..

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