Agricultural News


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...

Agriculture Producers Exempt from 2020 Road Ban

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

In an effort to mitigate the impact of a difficult 2019 harvest season, Rocky View County Council has voted on a one-time road ban exemption for agricultural producers.Farmers who need to remove unharvested crops from their fields are asked to contact the County by emailing or Read More...

Cows and Chaos Webinar Series Back in 2020

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Cows and Chaos - Feed, Forage and Management Strategies webinar series kicks off on January 30, and continues every Thursday until March 19.This edition of the series covers topics producers face in late winter and early spring - from maintaining stored forage to this year’s calving season, and Read More...

New Tools for On-farm Record Keeping in Cow-calf Operations

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Are you curious about which areas of your operation are excelling? Or which areas of your operation might need some work? Are you interested in record keeping but not sure where to start?Successful farm management begins with accurate and up to date records. The process of record keeping allows the Read More...

Tax Credit for 2019 Tax Year Open to Canola Farmers in Alberta

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Canola growers in Alberta that do not request a refund of their check off from the Alberta Canola Producers Commission qualify for a tax credit for the 2019 tax year.The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit allows canola growers to claim the tax credit for that portion Read More...

Fit to Farm: These are Stressful Times

Thursday, January 30, 2020

We live in a stressful world. It’s no surprise that many of us are dealing with high levels of anxiety, stress and pain on a regular basis. Often we are unaware of how much just our “normal” days affect our primal nervous systems — to the point where we consider the side-effects of our lifestyles Read More...

Vision for Student Learning Engagement

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Provide your input on the draft ministerial order on student learning to help shape the direction of education by February 24, 2020. Survey

Alberta Ag Detects PED

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Government officials have found remnants of the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus in Alberta.On Jan. 22, staff at Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s lab in Edmonton detected a “weak positive sample” that was collected through an environmental surveillance program. Full Article Read More...

Are you Prepared to Deal with Tougher Times on Your Farm?

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Know your current ratio, honestly estimate your gross revenue, and be ready to talk to your lender, says adviser.After a decade of generally strong prices and yields, back-to-back poor harvests and lower prices coupled with high expenses are squeezing many producers. In order to build a profitable Read More...

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