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The Denver Stock Show Is Underway!

The National Western Stock Show is underway in Denver, Colorado. The sixteen day event is held every January featuring over 20 cattle breed shows. Back when the show started in 1906, the Grand Champ... read more..

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Federal Government Funds Crop Research

On Tuesday, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay, announced a federal investment of up to $39.3 million to four science clusters including barley, wheat, diverse field crops and s read more..

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Bayer Commends Health Canada On Glyphosate Review

Last week, Health Canada backed up its 2017 decision that glyphosate does not pose a risk to human health or the environment when used as directed. "We're very pleased with the announcement and ful read more..

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UCP Ag Critic Quits To Sit As Independent

On Tuesday morning, the United Conservative Party's Agriculture Critic called it quits with the party to sit as an independent. Drumheller-Stettler MLA, Rick Strankman, says the hyper partisan self-c... read more..

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Farmer Push Back On Proposed Seed Royalty Models

Western Canadian cereal commissions are asking the federal government for more consultations on seed royalties. Alberta Wheat Commission Chair, Kevin Bender, says farmers are paying a royalty costing... read more..

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World Weather Inc's Drew Lerner Gives Prairie Outlook

World Weather Inc's Senior Agriculture Meteorologist Drew Lerner is giving his weather outlook for the next couple of months. "Kind of status quo for the next two months," he said. "February and Ja read more..

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New Food Safety Regulations In Effect

Canada's new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) are now in effect. The regulations are consistent with international standards and focus on prevention and allowing for faster removal of uns read more..

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Dairy Farmers of Canada Questions The New Food Guide

The revised Canada Food Guide set to be released later this month has Dairy Farmers of Canada worried about the future health of Canadians. The national farm organization says Health Canada plans to ... read more..

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4-H Canada Announces First Recipient of Alumni Award

4-H Canada has selected Elaine Froese of Boissevain-Morton, Manitoba as its first 4-H Canada Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. Elaine is being recognized for her accomplishments in Community Enga... read more..

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Canadian Sustainable Beef Pilot Project Extended

Cargill says the Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration Pilot project is being extended. One year after the launch, the pilot has delivered about 3.7 million pounds of certified sustainable beef. ... read more..

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New Rules Announced For Drone Operators

Starting June 1, 2019, farmers using drones on their operation will have to abide by a new set of rules that were announced last week by Transport Canada. The new rules will see the creation of two read more..

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Bovine TB Investigation Shows Success Of Traceability System

There's now 25 herds under quarantine as part of the bovine tuberculosis investigation. However, only the herd in British Columbia where the initial case was traced to has confirmed animals with th read more..

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Health Canada Upholds Their Decision On The Safety Of Glyphosate

Health Canada's final re-evaluation of glyphosate deeming the product as safe for humans and the environment will stand. This after eight objections to the departments re-evaluation which was complet... read more..

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Nanton Farmer Visits John Deere Factory

Farmers who bleed green are going to be jealous of a Nanton area farmer who made the trip of a life time down South. This week, farmer and speaker, Chris Koch, travelled to the Des Moines, Iowa Joh read more..

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Breaking Down Your Ag Job Description Into Consumer Values

Next time someone asks you what you do for a living, farming may not be your answer. Family Business Consultant, Professional Speaker and Eastern Iowa farmer, Jolene Brown, says you have to phrase wh... read more..

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CFIA Says Bovine TB Case In BC Is New Strain

Canada's chief veterinarian says that a reported case of bovine tuberculosis found in British Columbia is a distinct strain never before found in wildlife or domestic livestock in Canada. During a read more..

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Another Busy Year Ahead of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association

The Canadian Cattlemen's Association will continue their work on trade files in 2019. Executive Vice President, Dennis Laycraft, says with a new congress in Washington, they still have to get the Uni... read more..

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Farm Credit Canada Watching Five Key Economic Trends In 2019

FCC chief agricultural economist J.P. Gervais is sharing five key economic trends in agriculture to watch in 2019. “Agriculture is an exciting and dynamic industry driven by passion and possi read more..

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Province's Pork Commission Hard At Work On PED Case

A 400-head hog operation in Alberta has contracted the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) Virus. PED only effects pigs, and has previously been found in Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec and PEI, but this is th... read more..

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China Approves Two Canola Traits Using Biotechnology

The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) is applauding Tuesday's news that two canola traits developed using biotechnology have been approved in China. The Canola Council says the approvals open the door f... read more..

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Alberta Producer Promotes The Health Benefits Of Bison Meat

A Central Alberta bison producer says bison is much higher in iron than other red meats. Yvonne Mills is an owner of YR Bison Ranch just east of Red Deer where they've grown the operation to five pro... read more..

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Alberta Pork Reports First-Ever Case of PED Virus In The Province

For the first time, the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus has been discovered in Alberta. On Tuesday, January 8, Alberta Pork reported on their website the virus, which causes diarrhea and vomiti... read more..

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Canola Council Promotes Value Of Canola Meal To Dairy Industry

The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) is continuing to demonstrate the value of canola meal for dairy producers. Gordon Speirs, a dairy manager at Shiloh Dairy in Wisconsin, participated in a recent o read more..

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Central Alberta Animal Cruelty Investigation Results in Two Arrests

RCMP have laid charges against two people following an animal cruelty investigation on a rural property west of Edmonton. Police conducted an investigation after receiving reports of starving horses ... read more..

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U.S. Hog Cash Markets Show Signs Of Life

U.S. hog cash markets showed signs of life last week. Tyler Fulton is the director of risk management for Hams Marketing Services. "The holiday period is typically one where there's more hogs than c... read more..

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CN And CP Exceed Maximum Revenue Entitlements

The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has ruled that both Canadian National Railway Company (CN) and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) have exceeded their maximum grain revenue entitlements... read more..

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A Man Who Raised The Profile Of Prairie History Has Passed

Some sad news over this past weekend with the passing of Jim Pearson. Pearson was well known in agricultural circles for his work to document and preserve prairie grain elevators. His friend and c read more..

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Alberta Positioned To Be Number One Potato Producer in Canada

A new report from ATB Financial shows there could be a new "Spud King" in Canada. Alberta is virtually tied with P.E.I. producing over 2.23 billion pounds of potatoes in 2018. Alberta's Agricultur read more..

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Alberta Ag Minister Says Grain Will Be Prioritized On The Rail

Some farmers are concerned with the Province's plan to buy more rail cars to move oil. Alberta Agriculture Minister, Oneil Carlier, says after last year's grain backlog, the fear oil transportation w... read more..

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A Tough Year Of Farming In Vulcan County

2018 was one of the tougher years for farming out in Vulcan County. Ag Feildman, Kelly Malmberg, says this Spring, the snow disappeared within days in a runoff which didn't leave much moisture for se... read more..

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