Agricultural News


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...

Grasslands Conservation Markets Symposium

Monday, October 28, 2019

This two-day Symposium will bring together ranchers, farmers, conservation groups, developers and industry to identify opportunities for rewarding land owners and managers for conserving and managing healthy grasslands for ecosystem service benefits. More information Read More...

Transitions: What’s Next for Your Business and For You?

Monday, October 28, 2019

As an entrepreneur, your life and business are deeply intertwined and making transitions can be challenging. Whether you’re starting a new business or buying an existing one, looking to sell your business or pass it on to the next generation, how do you know where to start? What questions should you Read More...

How to Get Your Farm Ready for Sales to the EU

Monday, October 28, 2019

Canola Council urges producers to get sustainable stamp, a "five minute" process which could open market doors.With a poor crop in parts of the EU in 2019, Canadian grain marketers say there is potential for the demand this year for Prairie canola shipments to increase from the more usual 300,000 to Read More...

Making Your Grain Marketing Plan

Monday, October 28, 2019

Trade wars, weather delays, low-quality grains, lower-than-hoped-for prices. When your crop is finally in the bin, this might be a good year to learn more about marketing so you can make the most of what you have.There are many different ways to market grains and some are better suited to certain Read More...

Bears in the Fall

Friday, September 13, 2019

It’s that time of year when the days are getting shorter and cooler. For bears, that means going to sleep for the winter is just around the corner. Before that happens though, they are intent on getting as many calories as possible into their bodies to fully prepare for their long winter. Along the Read More...

Harnessing Precision Technology for Better Beef Profitability

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Profitable periods can be elusive in the beef industry, but new precision technologies could be a way to greater returns. That’s according to Dr. Robin White, assistant professor of integrated beef production systems management at Virginia Tech, who spoke at the 2019 Beef Symposium in Guelph, Ont., Read More...

The Farm Data Overload Needs a Fix

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Big data has been hailed as the future of agriculture for nearly a decade, and it’s easy to see why. As margins become razor thin and land prices skyrocket, farmers need to do more with less — maximizing every inch of rain every pound of fertilizer and every single seed — to make a profit. But at Read More...

When it is Too Wet to Put Up Hay or Greenfeed

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Producers have two options when putting up hay or greenfeed during such a wet and cool summer. Full Article

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