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USDA Releases 'Vanilla' December WASDE Report

'Vanilla' is the term being used to describe the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) December World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) Report. That from Dan Basse,…

Agronomist Warns Farmers About The Spread Of Clubroot

Clubroot is often viewed as a Central Alberta problem, but the canola disease is spreading. The Canola Council of Canada says the disease leads to swollen, deformed plant roots that restrict water…

Fall Cattle Run Winding Down

The fall cattle run is slowly coming to a close. Brian Perillat is a senior analyst with Canfax. "Certainly volumes have eased up quite a bit, maybe half of where they were in the peak run. The last…

Alberta Beef Producers Wants To Hear From You

Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) is keeping their chin up after the results of the recent plebiscite. Producers voted to keep their check-off refundable, which the association was hoping would change to…

PGA Says It's Too Early To Call It A Potato Shortage

There's no need for potato lovers to panic about a spud shortage yet. Potato Growers of Alberta Executive Director, Terence Hochstein, says some areas of Canada did have a tough harvest due to cold,…

Autonomous Power Platform DOT Hits The Market Next Year

Farmers will be able to buy a driverless machine next year to use in their fields. The autonomous, u-shaped power platform DOT carries sprayer, grain cart, and seeder implements, and has been…

Coulee Crest Farms Takes Home Environmental Stewardship Award

The Radau family from east of Bowden was honoured for being exceptional stewards of the land. They were awarded with the 2019 Alberta Beef Producers Environmental Stewardship award at the…

Doctor Questions Motives Behind New Canada Food Guide

There's a lot of attention being paid to the new, revised Canada Food Guide, which has yet to be released. Dr. Andrew Samis is a general surgeon and ICU doctor at Queen's University in Ontario. He…

CP Rail Unveils New High-Efficiency Trains

Earlier this week, CP Rail unveiled its next generation of grain transportation at the G3 Pasqua elevator near Moose Jaw, Sask. The 8,500-foot High Efficiency Product (HEP) train features new, and…

Another Farm Forum Event Is In The Books!

Organizers say this year's Farm Forum Event went remarkably well. The three-day farming conference wrapped up in Calgary at the Telus Convention Centre on Thursday, December 6, which saw just under…

Statistics Canada Releases Production Report

Canadian farmers reported increased production of wheat and barley in 2018, while canola, corn for grain, soybeans and oat production was down from the previous year. Despite dry conditions,…

Autonomous Technology Coming To Fields In The Next Five Years

The rapid change in crop protection technology was one the topics presented at the Farm Forum Event in Calgary. On Wednesday, December 5, Warren Bills with xarvio Digital Farming Solutions shared his…

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