Agricultural News


Water Systems for Cattle

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Water is an essential nutrient for cattle, accounting for between 50 and 80 percent of an animal’s live weight. For livestock to maximize feed intake and production, they require access to palatable water of adequate quality and quantity. Factors that determine water consumption include water Read More...

Forage Establishment

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Forage establishment is a long-term investment requiring careful planning, preparation, species selection and management to ensure success. Proper establishment of the forage stand plays a vital role in stand productivity and longevity. Begin planning at least 18 months prior to seeding forages to Read More...

Farm Financial Planner: Use Corporations for Shifting Generational Ownership

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The world economy, and Canada’s part in it, turns out to be vulnerable to COVID-19, a microscopic particle wrecking industries, supply chains, and, in particular, the financial health of many farming families.The causes of distress range from loan payments due for farm equipment and real estate, Read More...

Stand Establishment: If It’s Bad News, It’s Better to Know Early On

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Scouting for disease, insects and weeds pays — and so does assessing plant stand establishment, says a Canola Council of Canada agronomist. Getting a handle on emergence (and therefore seed mortality) can reveal which management practices aren’t working, said Autumn Barnes. Full Article Read More...

Why and How to Manage Root Diseases in Cereal Crops

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Diseases such as seedling blight and common or browning root rot can cause crop loss early in the growing season. During a typical year, yield losses due to these pathogens fall in a range of six to seven per cent across the Prairies. To proactively manage root diseases, use high-quality seed and Read More...

Wildlife Management Update – Bow-Crow Wildlife District

Friday, May 1, 2020

This newsletter (PDF) will provide updates on wildlife trends in the Bow-Crow district including population trends, harvest allocations, projects and ongoing issues.

Over 10 Years Cleanfarms has Recovered More Than 50,000 MT of Ag-Waste for Recycling or Proper Disposal

Monday, April 27, 2020

Over a decade of program operations, Cleanfarms has recovered for recycling or proper disposal 51,600 tonnes of plastic and other non-organic ag-waste from Canada’s agricultural sector. These materials consist of empty agricultural plastic jugs and containers; used grain bags; empty seed, pesticide Read More...

AFAC Offering a Three-Part Backyard Chicken Webinar Series

Monday, April 27, 2020

The Backyard Chicken Series covers everything from building the coop, feeding, and enrichments, to the best hens to get for different climates — everything someone caring for chickens needs to know. Each 1-hour workshop is followed by a 30-minute Q&A session with Kirkpatrick. After the third session Read More...

Living Soils Online Symposium

Monday, April 27, 2020

Two weeks of solution-focused and action-oriented discussions.Bringing together a diversity of people from across sectors with one same goal: regenerating soil health to feed the planet and heal the world from climate change.Soil regeneration has the unique potential to draw down carbon from the Read More...

Prairie Cover Crop Survey

Monday, April 27, 2020

Cover crops are crops grown mainly to cover soil at times when the soil would otherwise be left bare and have many environmental benefits, including reduced erosion, increased water infiltration, biodiversity and soil fertility, and they can also be used for grazing.Little information is available Read More...

What to Do About Volunteer Canola in 2020 After “Harvest from Hell”

Monday, April 27, 2020

Volunteer canola is a significant weed across the Prairies, and given the difficulties with the 2019 harvest, it will likely be a larger issue in the spring of 2020, says Ian Epp, Canola Council of Canada (CCC) agronomy specialist for northwest Saskatchewan. “Fields with overwintering canola or Read More...

How to Minimize Soil Compaction on Your Farm

Monday, April 27, 2020

Compaction facts, how to tackle it and its effect on your farm’s bottom line.If you’re driving alongside your field before your crop comes up this spring, it will likely be very easy to see the paths your grain carts and combine drove last fall. Look a little closer and you might be able to see the Read More...

Think You Have A Closed Herd? Think Again.

Monday, April 20, 2020

A surprising proportion of producers believe they run a closed herd. The 2017 Western Canadian Cow-Calf Survey requested reasons why certain management practices were not employed on individual operations. Out of the approximately 25% of respondents who did not vaccinate their cows and heifers Read More...

Grazing Management

Monday, April 20, 2020

Effective grazing management on pastures not only ensures high forage yield, sustainability, animal health and productivity, all of which impact cost of production, it also benefits the pasture ecosystem.  Innovations in pasture management give producers greater control to support the environment Read More...

COVID-19 and the Farm: Stories from the GFM Network

Monday, April 20, 2020

COVID-19 has added an unprecedented level of uncertainty and disruption to the agricultural communities we serve. Throughout this crisis, Glacier FarmMedia is leveraging the strength of its farm news network to help you stay up to date on developments important to your family and farm. Look here for Read More...

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