Agricultural News


Archive: January 2022

Alberta Wetlands Critical During Drought Year

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

One of the many important functions of wetlands is they help mitigate drought. Alberta farmer Dan Liddle is thankful for wetlands and explained that “If I didn’t actually have any wetlands on my property, the cattle would have been completely out of pasture.” Liddle is part of a program called ALUS Read More...

Unconventional: Salvaging Crops and Feeding Weeds During Drought

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

In drought years, it’s often challenging to provide adequate forage for cattle. Sometimes producers use alternative feeds which might include drought-stressed or salvaged crops. Full Article Read More...

They can be Troublemakers, but Beavers Also Do a Lot of Good

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

There are low-cost ways to prevent the busy dam builders from causing flooding and other damage. Full Article

Government Cash Offered for New Technology

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The Farm Technology Program is accepting applications to support adoption of technology to minimize waste, optimize efficiency, and encourage adoption of best management practices in farm security.This 50-50 cost-share program provides incentives on new technologies that are commercially available Read More...

Soil Compaction Could Squeeze Your Yields

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

A look at the direct and indirect effects of compaction in your fields. Full Article

Rocky View County Producer is Named Alberta's Commercial Breeder of the Year

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Congratulations to Howard Hawkwood on receiving Alberta Hereford Association’s Commercial Breeder of the Year for 2021!Howard grew up on a dairy farm in the Bearspaw district in what is now Northwest Calgary. His passion for Hereford cattle began in 1963 when his dad, Joe Hawkwood, purchased three Read More...