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Archive: November 2017

Council Decisions: November 28, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the November 28, 2017 Council Meeting. This is a general overview of decisions only. Specific details can be found in this meeting’s agenda (see the Council Minutes and Archives page), and the minutes of this meeting that will Read More...

Province Told to Resubmit Springbank Dam Environmental Assessment

Monday, November 20, 2017

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has ruled that the Environmental Impact Statement provided by the Province of Alberta for the Springbank Dam project does not fully conform to the guidelines the CEAA provided in 2016. The Province will now be required to submit a revised Read More...

Cereal Innovation Symposium

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Alberta Wheat Commission and Alberta Barley present the inaugural Cereal Innovation Symposium.Hear from some of Canada’s best in cereal science and technology including established wheat breeder and plant geneticist, Dr. Curtis Pozniak at Cereal Innovation Symposium this winter.In conjunction with Read More...

Event: Next Level Farming

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Take your farming to the next level!Join Alberta Wheat Commission, Alberta Pulse Growers and the Alberta Barley for Next Level Farming, a one-day event featuring regional commission updates, new research findings and valuable farm management tips.Keynote speaker for the Next Level Farming will be a Read More...

Second Western Canadian Cow-Calf Survey

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Do you wonder how your cow-calf operation compares with others in your region, province or herd size range on matters like conception rate and weaning weight? A joint effort representing the cow-calf industry from BC to Manitoba is helping Western Canadian cattle producers do just that.By Read More...

AgriProfit$ Sign-up

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Producers have until the end of November to sign up for the AgriProfit$ program.“AgriProfit$ is a free cost-of-production program to help Alberta producers with decision-making,” says Ann Boyda, livestock economist, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. “The program has two interrelated objectives. Read More...

Heavy Snow on Trees

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

While most trees and shrubs in Alberta are well adapted to winter conditions, having a sudden heavy snowfall when trees have not completed or are just starting their growing season can be devastating.“Alberta frequently experiences heavy snowfalls, especially in early fall or late spring, that can Read More...

Final Crop Conditions Report of 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Harvest is virtually complete across the province, with 98.6 per cent of the crops now in the bin (see Table 1). While harvest in the southern and central regions has been completed, good weather conditions over the last two weeks also allowed northern producers to make good harvest progress. About Read More...

Where Do the Cows Graze in Alberta?

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

While the Alberta cow herd has stopped shrinking, it has not yet rebounded back.“The positive returns for the cow/calf producers over the last few years indicates the Alberta cow herd has finally stopped shrinking,” says Herman Simons, farm business management specialist, Alberta Agriculture and Read More...

Conference: Ranching Opportunities 2018

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Ranching Opportunities is a conference designed for producers involved in or interested in the profession of managing livestock. It offers innovative and thought provoking sessions tailored to the current industry issues facing livestock producers.Date: February 8, 2018Location: Alumni Centre, Olds Read More...

Workshop: Ladies Livestock Lessons 2018

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Ladies Livestock Lessons is a workshop designed for women involved in or interested in the profession of managing livestock. It was developed with the goals of encouraging and educating women in the business and to facilitate the opportunity to expand their professional network. It offers hands on Read More...

Albertans Can Now Report Poachers Online

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Province is making it easier to report poachers by giving Albertans the option to use smartphones or computers to report suspicious hunting or fishing activity. Full Announcement Read More...

What is the Environmental Impact of the Canadian Beef Industry?

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Beef Advocacy Canada has put together a great video to address some of the misinformation out there about the impact of raising beef in Canada: What is the Environmental Impact of the Canadian Beef Industry? (YouTube) Read More...

Cow-Calfenomics Information Session

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Cow-Calfenomics is an information session designed for Alberta’s beef producers and industry partners. This year’s theme is Enhancing Farm Business Decisions in Alberta’s Cow Calf sector. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will be delivering these sessions with the strong support of partners Growing Read More...

CRSB Seeks Final Public Input on Sustainability Indicators

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) works collaboratively through its multi-stakeholder membership to promote sustainability across the Canadian beef industry. As part of a Verified Sustainable Beef Framework the CRSB is developing, a series of sustainability indicators reflect what Read More...

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