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2019 Blue Book Now Available

Monday, March 18, 2019

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. Crop Protection 2019 includes the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on crop protection products. This year's edition Read More...

MD of Bighorn 'Before the Plate' Screening

Monday, March 18, 2019

We hear things on a daily basis about where our food comes from. Most of the time, the news is pretty grim. Bad news sells. But what if we step back? What if we looked at the whole picture? What if we could literally see what it takes to get food to our plate. Back in 2016 that is what we set out to Read More...

Spring Road Bans

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Rocky View County’s spring road bans will be in effect March 18 to June 3, 2019. These dates are subject to change based on weather and road conditions. During the ban period, the following restrictions apply to commercial and heavy vehicles, including agriculture loads or equipment: 90% on paved Read More...

Changes to Canadian Agricultural Partnership Environmental Stewardship Program

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

New changes to the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) Environmental Stewardship & Climate Change (ES&CC) Producer Program and updated intake dates are available on the CAP website.Highlights include:1. The target audience now includes Commercial Manure Applicators. Eligible to apply for Read More...

Farm Registration Now Open for Alberta Open Farm Days

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The 7th annual Alberta Open Farm Days returns August 17-18 and farms can now register online. Last year’s event continued to break records with 117 host farms, over 23,500 visits, 20 farm-to-table culinary events, 10 tours, and over $189,000 in on-farm sales.Open Farm Days contributes to building Read More...

Managing Disease in Oat Crops

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Fungal diseases, bacterial diseases and viral diseases each need different management. Oat growers across the prairies have a number of foliar diseases to watch out for in their fields: crown and stem rust and septoria leaf complexes. Oats can also harbour a lot of different species of fusarium but, Read More...

Intercropping Lets Farmers Do More with Less

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

It’s interesting how many farmers adopting regenerative agricultural practices, like intercropping and cover crops, are either downsizing their operations, thinking about downsizing or have taken the pressure off in terms of looking for more high-priced land to expand (either to buy or rent).Three Read More...

Grain Bag Recycling in Western Canada

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Large plastic grain bags are continuing to grow in popularity across Western Canada. They are convenient, easy to use and can store massive amounts of grain. Many farmers are converting exclusively to using grain bags instead of bins. But as the bags are emptied as grain is moved throughout the Read More...

Provincial Funding Available for Grain Dryer Upgrades

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Grants are still available for upgrading components of grain dryers to high-efficiency models. The Farm Energy and Agri-Processors (FEAP) Program shares costs for components of a new dryer or when retrofitting components of an existing dryer, said Katherine Rogers, energy extension co-ordinator with Read More...

Between the Rows Podcast: Swine Virus on the Horizon, Serving Up Suds via Blockchain and Canola Renews its Slide

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Dr. Egan Brockhoff, veterinarian with Prairie Swine Health Services, sheds light on the African swine fever virus and its threat to the Canadian hog industry, Jennifer Blair with the Alberta Farmer Express reports on Alberta brewers using blockchain technology to tell – and sell – the story of beer, Read More...

Rocky View County Partners with Marginal Land Use Agency

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

A new agricultural program is now available through Rocky View County.The County has partnered with ALUS Canada, a Weston Family Initiative and national charitable organization that provides Canadians with the opportunity to play an active role in building a healthier environment for their local Read More...

Nominations Open for Rocky View County’s Master Farm Family Award

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Rocky View County’s Agricultural Service Board is looking for nominations for this year’s Master Farm Family Award.Rocky View’s Master Farm Family Award was founded in 1989 and recognizes a ranch or farm family for their achievements in technical farm production and sustainability practices, team Read More...

Foothills Forage and Grazing Association AGM and Tour

Friday, February 8, 2019

Join Foothills Forage & Grazing Association Board of Directors and Staff for the 2019 Annual General Meeting at the MD of Ranchland's Administrative Building featuring a tour of the A7 Ranche in the afternoon. More information and registration Read More...

Bull Selection: Breeding Programs that Suit Operational Goals

Friday, February 8, 2019

There are a range of different beef operations in Canada, and there is no one breeding program that is optimal for all operations. Breeding programs will be determined by operational goals and the management practices that fit those goals.This is part one of a four-part series that will help you to Read More...

Cargill Looking for Cow-Calf Operators for Sustainable Beef Program

Friday, February 8, 2019

Cargill has declared its sustainable beef pilot program a success and is now looking at long-term strategies for the program, Joel Crews of Meat + Poultry reports. Demand is outpacing supply in Cargill’s Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration program, the company says. The program is now looking Read More...

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