Ag News

New Tool to Improve Cross Breeding in Cattle

A new genomic tool Alberta researchers are calling ancestry.com for cows, is now available for beef producers to use. As of February 2017, a tool called EnVigour HX gives producers the ability to…

Alberta Crop Report

Combines have been rolling for a couple weeks now with harvest 2017 well underway. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry released their crop report for the week of August 15, and Southern Alberta is…

China-U.S. Trade Dispute Could Impact Canadian Pork Industry

The Canadian pork industry is keeping a close eye on a potential trade war developing between the United States and China. President Trump recently imposed tariffs on steel and aluminium from China,…

Pastures are Taking a Lot of Heat

With pastures experiencing a lot of heat stress this year, livestock producers may need to get a little creative in feeding their cattle in the coming months. Karin Lindquist, Beef and Forage…

CN Rail Moved Record Crop Last Year

CN Rail says that western Canadian farmers moved a record 21.8 million metric tonnes of grain during the 2016/17 crop year. This exceeded the previous record set in 2014/15 by two per cent. "Through…

Online Canola Calculator to Check Pre-Harvest Intervals

The Canola Council of Canada wants producers to protect the quality of their loads, and the industry, by leaving the right Pre-Harvest Interval. Export customers have strict regulations on the trace…

Alberta Researchers Making Progress Reducing Methane in Cattle

Researchers have been able to draw conclusions about methane production in cattle with the help of a machine called Green Feed. The machine measures methane from cattle through their exhaled breath…

Vulcan County is About Halfway Done Harvest

Farmers in Vulcan County have been hard at work getting their crops off. Kelly Malmberg, Director of Agricultural Services for Vulcan County, says about 40-50 percent of their crops are already in…

The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is looking for Directors

The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is looking for four new directors to serve on their board. Directors serve a three-year term, and must be canola producers. To be considered an eligible canola…

CCA Watching NAFTA Negotiations Closely

Representatives from the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) were on hand for the first round NAFTA renegotiation talks. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association is watching the discussions closely to…

University Student From Austria visits Alberta to Learn About Ag

The end of the summer means back to school, but one student has a longer trip back than most. 23 year-old Manuel Winter from Austria has now spent his second summer in Canada learning more about…

Fire Danger High During Harvest

With the dry conditions in Southern Alberta firefighters with the MD of Willow Creek are urging everyone to use extreme caution. Deputy Fire Chief Kelly Starling says they went to nine significant…

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