Record Temps Make Great Seeding Weather
As of last week, nearly 40 per cent of crops have been planted in the Province.
According to Alberta Ag and Forestry's May 15th Crop Report, farmers across the Province are just a week behind their normal planting pace.
The report adds, in the first half of May, temperatures have been the warmest since 1961 in most parts of Alberta.
You can view the full report on Alberta Ag and Forestry's website.
Alberta Farm Groups Welcome the Passing of Bill C-49
Farm groups are applauding the passage of Bill C-49.
Amoung those groups is the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions who say, they've advocated for years to see a reformed transportation system that farmers can rely on to get their product to Canada’s global customers.
They hope to see mechanisms from the legislation introduced in the transportation system before the beginning of the crop year in August.
Read More:Bill C-49 Has Been Passed!
U.S. Ag May Suffer in NAFTA
It's been about one year since U.S. President Trump announced he was looking to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Recent statements from the U.S. Trade Delegation hint American agriculture is going to have to suffer, in order to execute a deal that is favourable to the U.S. auto and electronics industries.
Read More:One-Year Anniversary Of NAFTA Re-Opening
Important Deadline Looms for CP Rail
Federal Labour Minister, Patti Hajdu, will be in Calgary today to discuss the labour dispute at CP Rail.
The CP Rail vote deadline is this Friday, with the looming possibility of a strike if employees reject the deals.
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