Agricultural News


Conservation Survey Participation Deadline Extended

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

A survey to gauge western Canadian farmers’ and ranchers’ thoughts on conservation programs has been extended until the end of the month.Jeremy Pittman of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, seeks to determine which species-at-risk and endangered species conservation programs are most popular Read More...

Sustainable Beef Pilot Moves Up to the Next Level

Monday, August 12, 2019

With more than a thousand ranchers and feedlots on board, the challenge is making the operation itself sustainable.A shot of federal funding for Verified Beef Production Plus will help make the running of the sustainable beef program itself more sustainable — while improving it for participating Read More...

Proper Tree Pruning

Monday, August 12, 2019

Trees are an important part of the urban environment. Healthy trees supply valuable economic and human health benefits and can increase property value. It takes many years to grow a mature tree and maintaining tree health is important and worthwhile.Pruning is an essential component to keep trees Read More...

Rocky View County Farms Participating in Open Farm Days

Monday, August 12, 2019

Alberta Open Farms days is fast approaching and there are four Rocky View County farms that will be participating over the weekend. 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 Read More...

County Presents 2019 Master Farm Family Award

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Hurt and Ireland families with Councillor Daniel Henn (left) who serves as the Agricultural Service Board Chair.Rocky View County has named Ron and Donna Hurt as the Master Farm Family Award recipients for 2019.“We are honored to present the award to the Hurt family,” says Daniel Henn, Read More...

Ag Advice When and Where you Need It

Friday, July 12, 2019

When you need answers now, AGvisorPRO connects you to ag experts in real time. Their network of trusted AGvisors offer practical solutions to the issues you face – in and out of the field. With AGvisorPRO’s easy-to-use mobile application, you’ll save time and decrease frustration, all while Read More...

Proper Practices Increase Vaccine Efficiency

Friday, July 12, 2019

Producers might think that when their animals become sick, they need better or new vaccines, said veterinarian Rob Tremblay at the recent Canadian Angus Association annual meeting held in Drumheller.However, disease control is multi-faceted and other factors can play a role, he said. “What matters Read More...

There’s Now a (Good) Way to Deal with Grain Bags and Twine

Friday, July 12, 2019

Many landfills don’t want it and you’re not supposed to burn it — so what do you do with old grain bags and twine?That vexing question led to the creation of the Agricultural Plastics Recycling Group and, now, a $1-million, three-year pilot project that will see about 20 ag plastic recycling depots Read More...

Alberta Extends Deadline Again for Farm Trucker Training

Friday, July 12, 2019

Alberta farmers who want the Class 1 license needed to drive commercial-scale tractor trailers but haven’t yet met the new training requirements can now apply for another extension to do so.Farmers and farm workers eligible to seek Class 1 licenses can now apply to Alberta Transportation for the Read More...

Spray Water Quality Top of Mind, Especially When It’s Dry

Friday, July 12, 2019

Spray water has become a hot topic in the last few years as surface water dries up and farmers seek out new water sources for spraying operations. Knowing the quality of your water is important for effective spray operations, yet it’s surprising how many farmers haven’t had their water tested.A Read More...

Alberta Beef Producers Seeking Nominations for 2020 Environmental Stewardship Award

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Environmental Stewardship Award (ESA) recognizes cattle producers whose natural resource stewardship practices contribute to the environment and enhance productivity and profitability.Take this opportunity to share your environmental practices with other producers and to present the positive Read More...

ALUS Applications Due by June 30

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

ALUS Applications are still being accepted up until the closing date of June 30th. The applications will then be reviewed by the Partnership Advisory Committee and a select few projects will be chosen to be implemented in the fall of 2019. If you have any questions regarding the program or need Read More...

Alberta Dutch Elm Disease Week June 22-28

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Dutch Elm Disease Awareness Week is recognized annually throughout the province of Alberta from June 22- 28.  The intent is to raise awareness on how dangerous Dutch elm disease (DED) is, the importance of elm trees to our communities, and that DED can be prevented. At present, Alberta has the Read More...

Bov-Innovation is Happening in Calgary on August 14

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) is pleased to announce their Bov-Innovation 2019 series which will take place on August 14, 2019 as part of the Canadian Beef Industry Conference . The conference is a collaborative effort, co-hosted by the BCRC, Canada Beef, the Canadian Beef Breeds Council Read More...

Harnessing Solar Power for Drying Grain

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Robert Baerg was having coffee with a neighbour one rainy harvest about 15 years ago when they got to talking about their old grain dryer.It was a real headache, that dryer — chewing through horsepower to dry tough grain far too slowly, and then they still had to cool it. It took both neighbours to Read More...

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