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Alberta Crop Sector Outlines Industry Priorities For New Government

In preparation for working with the newly elected United Conservative Party Government, Team Alberta has outlined their priorities for the crop sector moving forward. The group made up of four provin... read more..

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Stats Can Report Confirms Farmers Expected To Plant Less Canola

Wednesday's Stats Canada Report shows farmers are expected to seed the lowest area of canola since 2016. They're pointing to market access concerns with China and record high year-end stocks for 20 read more..

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Market Analyst Says Chinese Hog Herd Down 20 Percent

Chinese pork production has dropped significantly due to the spread of African swine fever. Tyler Fulton is the director of risk management with Hams Marketing Services. "Chinese sources [have bee read more..

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Busy Season Ahead For Foothills Forage And Grazing Association

The Foothills Forage and Grazing Association based out of High River is gearing up for another exciting year. Their Annual General Meeting was last month at the Meadowbank Hall where they also toured... read more..

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Wild Blueberry Sector Gets Funding Boost From Federal Government

The Canadian Government is investing over $1.6 million to market and promote Canadian wild blueberries internationally. Canada is the World's largest producer and exporter of wild blueberries with ex... read more..

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Thailand Company To Purchase Canadian Pork Producer HyLife

Thailand's biggest agriculture conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl (CPF) has stated that it will acquire Manitoba-based pork producer HyLife for $498 million dollars. HyLife has processing read more..

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National Soil Conservation Week Stresses Importance Of Soil Health

With this being the third full week in April, it's once again time to celebrate National Soil Conservation Week. Jim Tokarchuk is the executive director of the Soil Conservation Council of Canada. read more..

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Spring Seeding Getting Started In The Foothills

 Foothills County's Ag Fieldman says there's a few farmers with seed already in the ground. Jeff Porter says farmers decide when to seed their crops based on soil temperature which will vary fro read more..

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Canadian Beef Worth Celebrating On Earth Day

 Today many people around the world will be celebrating Earth Day, however the beef industry often becomes a target from initiatives recommending to eat less meat as a way to help the environment read more..

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Canadian Grain Commission Gathering Feedback On DON And Falling Number

The Canadian Grain Commission wants industry feedback on the possibility of making falling number and DON official grading factors for wheat. Assistant Chief Commissioner Doug Chorney was at K read more..

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Webinar Thursday To Update Farmers On China Canola Issue

The Canola Council of Canada is hosting a webinar to keep farmers up to date on the canola trade issue with China. It starts at 1:00 pm on Thursday, April 18 where Council President, Jim Everson, wil... read more..

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Farm Group Questions UCP Plan To Repeal Bill 6

The Alberta Federation of Agriculture doesn't think repealing the farm safety legislation Bill 6 is a good move. Federation President, Lynn Jacobson, who says they've been lobbying for 20 years to ge... read more..

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2019-20 Crop Acres Still A Mystery

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) says for 2019-20, the area seeded by province by crop in Canada is a major uncertainty. Across Eastern and Western Canada, moisture conditions remain below nor... read more..

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Canola Council Wants Further Action Taken To Resolve China Dispute

The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) is calling on the Government of Canada to consider all available options to resume seed trade with China. The organization says while technical discussions are sti read more..

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Educating About African Swine Fever

The arrival of African swine fever (ASF) into Canada would be devastating to the pork industry. That from Dr. Egan Brockhoff with Prairie Swine Health Services, who gave a presentation last week at read more..

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NDP's Ag Minister Won't Be Returning To Legislature

Alberta's NDP Agriculture and Forestry Minister, Oneil Carlier, won't be returning to the legislature following Tuesday's Provincial election. Carlier lost to United Conservative Party Candidate Shan... read more..

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Kenney Government Will Say Goodbye to Carbon Tax and Bill 6

The United Conservative Party's win in the Provincial election means the carbon tax and Bill 6 are on the chopping block. The UCP says they will repeal Bill 6 and immediately launch consultations wit... read more..

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Barley Farmers Sitting Good Despite Saudi Arabia's Closed Border

Alberta Barley Chair, Dave Bishop, says it's cause for concern whenever you loose an export market. Saudi Arabia is still not taking shipments of Canadian wheat and barley following a diplomatic disp... read more..

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Flower Farm Owner Says There's Big Opportunities In Rural Alberta

Year one is in the books for an entrepreneur taking a fresh take on small scale agriculture near Vulcan. Sarah Adams owns and operates a flower farm called Alberta Girl Acres, and was speaking at the... read more..

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Fed Cattle Prices Remain Steady

Fed cattle prices have remained fairly steady over the past few weeks. Brian Perillat is a senior market analyst with Canfax. "Kind of in that transition between the yearlings getting cleaned up and... read more..

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African Swine Fever Dominates Discussion At Manitoba Pork AGM

African swine fever (ASF) was the major focus at Manitoba Pork's AGM held last week in Winnipeg. Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler spoke to producers at the meeting. "We're ramping up ou read more..

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Alberta Canola Welcomes Health Canada's Neonic Decision

Alberta Canola General Manager Ward Toma says they're pleased with Health Canada's decision on three neonicotinoid pesticides. Health Canada says seed treatment will still be allowed, as it poses no ... read more..

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New Precision-Agriculture Techgronomy Diploma At Olds College

Olds College has created another new program to address what they're calling a skill gap in the ag industry. They've announced a new diploma in Precision Agriculture-Techgronomy which will start acce... read more..

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Canola Working Group Planning To Meet In Winnipeg

The canola working group is planning to get together this week in Winnipeg. The group was setup to resolve the market access issue affecting Canada’s canola seed exports to China. This would read more..

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Researchers Map Durum Wheat Genome

An international consortium, including researchers from the University of Saskatchewan, has sequenced the entire genome of durum wheat. The announcement was made this week after an article was publi read more..

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One Stop Shop For Ag Election Issues

A farm group is comparing party policies heading into next week's Provincial election. Western Canadian Wheat Growers Executive Director, Dave Quist, says they asked all parties about their thoughts ... read more..

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Keeping Mental Health A Priority In The Field This Spring

Planting this year's crop can be an exciting time of year, but it doesn't come without its challenges. Farmers are subject to lots of uncertainty, whether it's watching the markets and trade tensions... read more..

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South Africa Detects ASF Outbreak

According to a media report, South Africa has detected an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF). The outbreak is said to have killed 32 pigs on a farm in North West province, outside of the control read more..

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Health Canada Deems Seed Treatment Safe For Bees

Health Canada has announced its decision on three neonicotinoid pesticides saying yes to some uses and no to others. The Department says seed treatment is not expected to pose unacceptable risks to b... read more..

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Alberta Farmer Speaks Up For Canola Producers On Parliament Hill

MP's heard firsthand from farmers whose profits are on the line because of the canola issue with China. Gladys Ridge area farmer Roy Newman was one of the producers who joined Foothills MP John Barlo... read more..

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