Agricultural News


Twelve Uses for Your Drone

Thursday, January 14, 2021

From flood documentation to weed control, farmers are putting their drones to good use. Full Article

Foothills Forage and Grazing Association January Newsletter

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Read the newsletter. In this month’s edition: Director’s Note – Emily Lowe Grazing for Soil Health Increasing Cow-calf Profitability Through Management Bale Grazing Checks the Boxes for Three Canadian Producers Three Steps for Starting a Beef HerdFoothills Forage and Grazing Association is a Read More...

Alberta Conservation Association Looking for Landowners Input

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Are you a landowner who gets hunters asking for permission to hunt on your land? Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) wants to hear from you! Whether you allow hunters on your land or not—they want to know why. The relationship between landowners and hunters is essential to the future of Read More...

Is There a Right Way to Calculate Farm Cost of Production?

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

It depends on whether you’re budgeting or performing an investment analysis. Improved cost of production budgets can improve management decisions. “Know your cost of production” is an annual farm advisor’s rallying cry. This is still good advice with ever-rising costs and uncertain revenue. How Read More...

Foothills Forage and Grazing Association December Newsletter

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Read the newsletter. In this month’s edition: Vice-Chairman’s Note – Rod Vergouwen Whither the wind: How to decide on windbreaks Forage intercropping trials show promise in Western Canada ‘Messy’ fields may help bottom line Bulls need special attention during winterFoothills Forage and Grazing Read More...

ALUS Canada Adaptive Multi-paddock Grazing Workshop

Thursday, December 10, 2020

ALUS Canada and University of Alberta want to hear your ideas and opinions on adaptive multi-paddock grazing! The University of Alberta has been conducting studies on the benefits of Adaptive Multi-paddock Grazing (AMP) in terms of agricultural greenhouse gases, environmental benefits, and benefits Read More...

Improving Soil is a Long Process Involving Lots of Trial and Error

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Everyone is in favour of improving soil health and there are a lot of recommended practices for doing that. But it’s when the rubber meets the road that things get complicated — and change takes time and patience. Full Article Read More...

Project Funding Available for Acreage Owners

Thursday, December 10, 2020

The Land Stewardship Centre’s Green Acreages Program is now accepting applications from small acreage, hobby farm, and recreational property owners to fund cost-shared, eligible stewardship initiatives on their properties. Learn more and apply today. Read More...

Let’s Get Intense — Cattle Producer Amps the Density in his System

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Ryan Boyd will put 400 yearlings on a quarter-acre as part of a system to boost forage productivity. Full Article

Clubroot 101 Webinar

Friday, November 27, 2020

Clubroot is a soil-borne disease of cruciferous crops (canola) which causes swellings or galls to form on the roots, and ultimately causes a premature death of the plant. There is currently no treatment for this disease but it is possible to reduce its severity by using best management Read More...

Foothills Forage and Grazing Association November Newsletter

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Click here for your November Newsletter (PDF)In this month’s edition: Directors Note- Ben Campbell Beef producers share insights into certification programs Backgrounding basics - easing the transition from weaning to feeding Soil Carbon, Soil Health and Carbon MarketsFoothills Forage and Grazing Read More...

Your Maintenance Plan for Your Grain Storage System

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Tips to keep your system in good working order. Full Article

New Transport Regulations Require More Vigilance From Producers

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Producers must ensure cattle are fit to travel and communicate all details to transporters before their animals leave the farm. Full Article

What is Regenerative Grazing?

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

From the Ground Up with Steve Kenyon. Steve looks at the basics and provides 10 points that will help new producers understand what regenerative grazing is. Full Article

Three-year Cleanfarms Project Focusing on Improving Ag Plastic Recycling

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

An innovative multi-year initiative that is helping to recover and recycle plastic used on farms will ramp up this fall, providing more Canadian farmers with opportunities to manage plastic waste in environmentally responsible ways. Full Article Read More...

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