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Archive: March 2020

COVID-19 Resources for Producers

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Western Producer has compiled the following resources so readers can get the most up-to-date-information available on the COVID-19 pandemic.Western Producer coverage of COVID19 can be found below. This page will be updated daily. Full Article Read More...

Farming Through the Coronavirus

Thursday, March 26, 2020

During this time of uncertainty, there are actions you can take to mitigate the financial impacts of COVID-19. The following seven business continuity tips may help you navigate this uncharted territory. Full Article Read More...

It Might Seem Far Off—But a Bright New Future is Before Us

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Although no one can say how much devastation will be caused by COVID-19, experts in both disease outbreaks and economics all agree on one point — this crisis will pass.And if the country’s biggest bank and the province’s leading ag colleges are right, the future will be bright. Full Article Read More...

Prime Minister Announces Support for Farmers and Agri-food Businesses Under Canada’s Response to COVID-19

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Canadian farmers and food businesses work hard so Canadians have quality food on their grocery store shelves and kitchen tables. In these times of uncertainty, it is more important than ever to make sure that they are supported so they can continue providing the good, healthy food that nourishes our Read More...

Recommendations for Canadian Cattle Sales During COVID-19

Monday, March 23, 2020

The following list has been compiled to assist with guidance regarding COVID-19 and cattle sales.These are recommendations that were made through consultation of the Public Health Agency of Canada website found here. This is not an exhaustive list and businesses should stay up to date on their Read More...

Carrying or Grazing Capacity

Monday, March 23, 2020

Are you managing a new-to-you pasture and you need to determine how to stock it? Perhaps it has been recently purchased or rented, or you simply don’t trust the information provided on historical stocking rates. The first principle of pasture management is to balance the available forage supply with Read More...

Farm Preparation in the Face of COVID-19

Monday, March 23, 2020

Farm preparation in the face of COVID-19 means making plans that are subject to change to protect people, livestock and farm assets.Emergency management specialist Rebecca Gimenez Husted provided a disaster response plan for the livestock sector during a virtual conference sponsored by Alberta Farm Read More...

Agriculture Braces for Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, March 23, 2020

The farming industry is taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously. Obviously, there’s a lot riding on the continued good health of the farm community and the uninterrupted production of food.Agricultural organizations are aggressively doing their part to maintain public health and safety as the global Read More...

2020 Blue Book Now Available

Monday, March 23, 2020

Crop Protection 2020 includes the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on crop protection products.One of the most widely requested publications from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is the Crop Protection publication, also known as the “Blue Book” in industry circles.“An important part of Read More...

Determining a Reasonable Crop Land Rental Rate

Monday, March 23, 2020

As spring approaches, many landlords and tenants are reviewing their crop land rental arrangements to determine equitable rates.“Often, people use what others are charging or paying in the local area," says Dean Dyck, farm business management specialist at the Alberta Ag-Info Centre. "Following this Read More...

What Does the New Farm Safety Law Mean on Your Farm?

Monday, March 23, 2020

There are more options under Farm Freedom and Safety Act but farm employers have the same basic obligations.The Farm Freedom and Safety Act doesn’t give producers freedom from making sure their employees make it home safe and sound at the end of every work day.That’s the gist of a new campaign by Read More...

Study finds Enterococcus Bacteria Resistance in People Not Related to Antibiotic Use in Cattle

Monday, March 23, 2020

Dr. Tim McAllister, a principal research scientist at the Agriculture and Agri‑Food Canada Research and Development Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta, says that, he and his team have found nothing to indicate that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in beef cattle is being transmitted to humans.The recent Read More...

County Collection Site Joins Ag-Plastics Recycling Pilot Program

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Rocky View County’s Irricana Transfer Site is now an official collection site for area farmers looking to recycle plastic grain bags and twine. Collecting agricultural materials for recycling is part of Rocky View County’s ongoing commitment to diverting recyclable materials from the landfill and Read More...


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