Agricultural News


Transportation Regulations are Changing

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency will start phasing in its enforcement of Canada’s revised livestock transportation regulations on February 20. One of the most significant changes for cattle transporters is a reduction in the maximum time in transit before cattle must be off-loaded for feed, Read More...

Changes to Application Acceptance for the CAP Environmental Stewardship & Climate Change Program

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is now accepting applications on a continual basis which means there are no more intake periods. Applications received will now be on a first come first serve basis throughout the course of the program. This is the case for both the Producer and Group Read More...

Jumpingpound Creek Winter Watershed Workshop

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Jumpingpound Creek Watershed Partnership (JCWP) is working to implement riparian projects that benefit Jumpingpound Creek and its tributaries. Projects aim to improve riparian function, streambank stability, and water quality. In April 2020, JCWP will apply bioengineering techniques to stabilize Read More...

Basics of Agricultural Beekeeping Workshop

Thursday, January 30, 2020

On February 29, join Kneehill County for an 8-hour introduction course which will help orient you to the world of responsible beekeeping, the logistics of beekeeping throughout the seasons, and the equipment you'll need to keep your hive healthy and viable. More Information and Registration Read More...

First Annual Winter Open Farm Days

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Alberta Open Farm Days is about farmers and ranchers inviting their urban and rural neighbors to stop in for a visit to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn more about the farmers who grow their food. This will be the first annual Winter Open Farm Days event (Dec. 14-15). More information Read More...

Kenyon: A Recipe for Regenerative Agriculture

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Regenerative agriculture is not a recipe, but it is a way to make a profit in agriculture and to remain sustainable for generations. It is a mixture between a science and an art. It is variable and needs planning, observation, replanning, adjustments, tweaks, time and above all, change.What it does Read More...

Like It or Not, Climate Change Will Change Your Farm, Say Two Experts

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Canada’s best-known climatologist always knows when he’s lost a crowd of producers he’s presenting to. It’s usually right around the time he starts talking about climate change. But he gets it.“Farmers have been beat up a lot — they’ve been accused of causing climate change,” said David Phillips, Read More...

Preparing For the Federal Carbon Tax

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The federal government is imposing a new carbon tax in Alberta effective January 1, 2020, after the UCP government repealed the provincial carbon levy in June.To qualify for the federal government’s targeted relief for marked gasoline and diesel fuel used to operate farm machinery on a farm for the Read More...

Three Producers Share Ideas That Improve Efficiency

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Beef producers across the country are always looking to improve management and production practices that not only benefit cattle, but also reduce their workload, and help to save time and money.It may involve improved calf identification measures, installing remote cameras to monitor watering Read More...

Are October storms a farmer’s wake-up call?

Thursday, November 28, 2019

There are a lot of things in this life that are difficult to process. Weather is one of them. When a storm tore through Manitoba from October 10 to 12, delivering gale force winds over a long stretch of time, accompanied by an entire season’s worth of snow, harvest, tillage and the rest of our hopes Read More...

Alberta Family Shares Life on the Farm in National Web Series

Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Sawyer family has invited the whole internet to their dinner table. But before you show up in your Sunday finest, this invitation is a virtual one — a chance to get a glimpse of “a real family on their farm” on the national web series “Real Farm Lives.” Full Article Read More...

New Grazing Lease Plan a Win for Producers, says Cattle Groups

Thursday, November 28, 2019

The groups feared long-frozen rates would be seen as a subsidy and lead to a countervailing duty.Grazing leases are about to change for the first time since 1994 after years of work by Alberta Beef Producers and the seven grazing lease associations in the province. Full Article Read More...

Unharvested Town Hall Meeting

Friday, November 22, 2019

Date: Tuesday November 26, 2019Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 amLocation: Balzac Community Hall (10075 TWP RD 262)Agriculture Financial Services Corporation is hosting a town hall on November 26 to address our clients’ concerns regarding the current state of unharvested acres. We recognize the stress and Read More...

Powering Your Profits Event

Thursday, October 31, 2019

On November 26 join Alberta Canola Director Ian Chitwood for a day featuring agronomy, marketing and farm management information from a great line-up of expert speakers.In addition to the great speakers, there will be an update on clubroot in Alberta as well as an overview of Alberta Canola's Read More...

Putting the Beavers to Work with the Aim for More Weight Gain

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Abundant clean water means more pounds of beef, and an Alberta project demonstrates how beavers can help provide it.The relationship between humans and these overbite-stricken rodents has usually been an acrimonious one. However, a well-known group of Alberta riparian-area advocates and its partners Read More...

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