Agricultural News


Archive: July 2019

County Presents 2019 Master Farm Family Award

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Hurt and Ireland families with Councillor Daniel Henn (left) who serves as the Agricultural Service Board Chair.Rocky View County has named Ron and Donna Hurt as the Master Farm Family Award recipients for 2019.“We are honored to present the award to the Hurt family,” says Daniel Henn, Read More...

Ag Advice When and Where you Need It

Friday, July 12, 2019

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Proper Practices Increase Vaccine Efficiency

Friday, July 12, 2019

Producers might think that when their animals become sick, they need better or new vaccines, said veterinarian Rob Tremblay at the recent Canadian Angus Association annual meeting held in Drumheller.However, disease control is multi-faceted and other factors can play a role, he said. “What matters Read More...

There’s Now a (Good) Way to Deal with Grain Bags and Twine

Friday, July 12, 2019

Many landfills don’t want it and you’re not supposed to burn it — so what do you do with old grain bags and twine?That vexing question led to the creation of the Agricultural Plastics Recycling Group and, now, a $1-million, three-year pilot project that will see about 20 ag plastic recycling depots Read More...

Alberta Extends Deadline Again for Farm Trucker Training

Friday, July 12, 2019

Alberta farmers who want the Class 1 license needed to drive commercial-scale tractor trailers but haven’t yet met the new training requirements can now apply for another extension to do so.Farmers and farm workers eligible to seek Class 1 licenses can now apply to Alberta Transportation for the Read More...

Spray Water Quality Top of Mind, Especially When It’s Dry

Friday, July 12, 2019

Spray water has become a hot topic in the last few years as surface water dries up and farmers seek out new water sources for spraying operations. Knowing the quality of your water is important for effective spray operations, yet it’s surprising how many farmers haven’t had their water tested.A Read More...