Articles for category Agriculture

Spring 2019 Subsidized Shelterbelt Program Announcement

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

HELP International is now taking orders for Spring 2019 delivery for shelterbelts and environmental programming: Minimum global order of 50 trees to qualify! Available for landowners, towns, RMs, schools and environmental groups! Trees available for shelterbelts, habitat creation, stream margin Read More...

Fall is a Good Time to Inspect and Maintain a Dugout

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Mowing and ensuring the float line is below ice level are good yearly practices, and warning signs are a must. Full Article

Testing Forage Even More Necessary in a Dry Year

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

A startling amount of beef producers run the risk of nutrient deficiencies in their herd by not testing their forage sources.Analyzing forage sources to better plan for feeding and supplementation is even more crucial in a dry year to ensure cattle receive the nutrients they require as the colder Read More...

Conservation Deal the ‘Right Thing To Do’ for Historic Ranch

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

When Edith Wearmouth thought of all the reasons why she loved the land her family has farmed for 113 years, it made sense to put part of it into a conservation easement. Full Article Read More...

Know the Signs of Fog Fever

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Fog fever is not an uncommon condition in adult beef cattle this time of year. It is often sudden in onset and can be a cause of sudden death affecting a significant number of mature cows. It has nothing to do with “fog,” it is linked to nutrition not infection, and body temperature in affected Read More...

Lost Profits: Injection Site Lesions Cost the Industry 1.63 Million

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Injection site lesions visible on the carcass surface have increased to nearly 14% of non-fed cattle and 8% of fed cattle. Even in areas that are inches away from injection sites can result in tissue damage causing tougher meat and lower eating quality. As a result, injection site lesions cost the Read More...

Spring Combining Not the End of the World

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Farmers say sometimes it’s better to call it quits in the fall and get back in the field in the spring. Full Article

Horrible Harvest Could Impact Fertilizer Prices

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Prices are already rising, but the late harvest is limiting the ability to apply or buy fertilizer now. Full Article

Four Ways to Help Protect Your Farm from Fire

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

We all say it couldn't, but it can happen to you. Whether it’s close to home or across an ocean, fire hasn’t been far from the news this summer.This year has been average in terms of fire risk on the Prairies, says Mike Flannigan, professor of wildland fire and the director of the western Read More...

Crop Conditions as of October 2, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

The month of September has been exceptionally cold across the province and, for many areas, unusually wet. Although cool damp weather conditions have halted harvest operations in many areas, this has led to normal precipitation accumulations for most areas of the province (see the Map). Adding to Read More...

Moisture Situation as of October 3, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

Ralph Wright, manager of the agro-meteorological applications and modelling section with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF), analyzes the data and looks back at September.“This September has been exceptionally cold, and for many lands west of Highway 2, unusually wet,” says Wright. “As of October Read More...

Canadian Forage and Grassland Association (CFGA) Conference

Monday, October 22, 2018

On November 14 and 15 in Calgary, speakers will set the stage for you to plan, seed, feed, graze, harvest and evaluate your valuable forage and grassland. We’ll look at carbon capturing and data management, current protocols and how to meet future developments. More information and registration Read More...

Be Prepared for Nitrate Problems in Forages

Monday, October 22, 2018

High nitrite levels in cattle can literally see them 'starving for oxygen'. Nitrate levels in forages can sometimes be a problem for cattle. Depending on growing conditions, certain plants may accumulate too much nitrate to be safely fed to cattle unless those high-nitrate feeds can be diluted by Read More...

AFSC Unveils New Lending Programs

Monday, October 22, 2018

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) is expanding its lending program to offer more assistance to spur on Alberta’s growing agricultural industry. Under the new program, agricultural producers can now access up to $15 million to invest in their farms and operations. This increase to the Read More...

Marketing Council Chair Encourages Beef Producers to Vote in Upcoming Plebiscite

Monday, October 22, 2018

From October 19 to November 13, 2018, beef producers in Alberta will have the opportunity to vote on the service charge model used by the Alberta Beef Producers (ABP). All cattle farmers pay the commission a $2.00 provincial service charge on each animal sold. The service charges fund research and Read More...

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