Agriculture News

AFSC And Government Work To Hasten Inspections

Alberta's Agriculture Minister has met with Alberta crop commissions to discuss farmers’ concerns about unharvested crops. Alberta Financial Services Corporation and Government officials confirmed…

Canadian Grain Commission Lowering User Fees

The Canadian Grain Commission is proposing to reduce its user fees as of August 1, 2017, in response to a $100 million surplus that has been accumulated over the years. The benefit to affected…

Grain Producers To Meet With Province, AFSC

Team Alberta will meet with the province’s agriculture minister and representatives from the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation Wednesday to request immediate action regarding approximately…

Seeding Intentions Report Out

Canadian farmers expect to plant more canola, soybeans and oats in 2017, but fewer acres of durum wheat and lentils, crops that were both at high levels in 2016. According to a Stats Canada report…

Dairy Cattle Battle It Out

Hot on the heels of comments from USA President Donald Trump, some of the best dairy cattle in Western Canada are gathering at Stampede Park at the annual Calgary Stampede Dairy Classic Championship…

Steering Through Trade Rules Worth The Effort

Conservative trade critic Gerry Ritz was in High River Tuesday April 18 talking to agricultural producers about the challenges they're facing. Ritz says trade rules, provincially and internationally,…

Beef Producers Support Choice

The Alberta Beef Producers have welcomed changes being proposed for the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act made by the provincial government last week. The amendments will allow producers to…

Hemp Brings High Hopes To Nisku

Hempco Food and Fiber has received its Development Permit from the County of Leduc and commenced work on its hemp seed food, hemp nutraceutical nd hemp fiber processing equipment at its new Nisku…

Canola Commission Stays The Course

Alberta Canola says it was Alberta’s first refundable check-off Commission and it has no intentions of changing. The Alberta Government last week introduced amendments to the Marketing of…

Grain Commission Gets New COO

Staffing changes continue to take place at the Canadian Grain Commission. Jocelyn Beaudette will be appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer effective June 19, replacing Gord Miles, who is…

Spaces Expand At Olds College

Olds College has created 50 additional first-year seats in its Agricultural Management program, increasing capacity from 75 to 125 first-year students. “Our Agricultural Management program is one of…

Taking The Team Approach

Team Alberta, along with the Grain Growers of Canada, were in Ottawa last week to discuss priorities for Alberta grain GROWERS to ensure a viable and profitable crop sector. Mike Ammeter, a Director…

It's Up To Ag Producers Now

The provincial government is giving agricultural producers more say in choosing whether check-offs should remain mandatory. Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier has introduced Bill 9, which allows…

Rise In Farmland Values Slows

Farmland values across the country lost steam last year. That's according to Farm Credit Canada's latest Farmland Values Report. Canada’s farmland values showed an average increase of 7.9 % in 2016,…

Ride the Ram - Win This Truck!

You could win this new 2017 Ram 1500 Sport courtesy of your Alberta Ram Dealers! Ag Reporter, Don McCracken will be travelling around Alberta this spring and summer in this sweet new ride that could…

Get With The Times

Cereals Canada President Cam Dahl can't understand why some organizations don't like modern agriculture. He says his personal hero, Dr. Norman Borlaug, led the green revolution and lifted millions of…

Aggies Days Are Here

The Calgary Stampede's Aggie Days are back and they've expanded. Josh Traptow with the Agriculture Education Committee says while it's aimed at people from urban areas to learn about life on the farm…
Moving Farm Equipment Safety Demonstration (Photo Courtesy Agriculture For Life)

Be Safe And Be Seen Around Moving Farm Machinery

Spring is just around the corner and Alberta's farmers and ranchers will be heading back to the fields. This means an increase in slow-moving farm equipment on the roads travelling along with…

Survey To Gather Input On Next "Growing Foward" Agreement

Alberta Agriculture has set up an online survey to gather feedback on the next five-year policy framework. Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier says what should be included in negotiations with the…

Federal Cash Advance Payment Program Has Started

The Canadian Canola Growers Association handles the applications and processing of the program, Dave Gallant is the Director of Finance and Operations. He says they handle cash advances for Manitoba,…

Help For Small Brewers Is Also Help For Farmers

Alberta's farmers should get a boost from craft breweries. The provincial budget includes $25 million for the small brewery development fund, something that's caught on quite well according to…

Science-O-Rama Goes Wednesday

A big day, but a fun day Wednesday April 5 in Lacombe. Murray Hartman and a number of guest speakers are holding their annual Science-O-Rama.....a day of canola science featuring updates and results…

Wheat Commission Says Leave Tax Deferral Alone

The Alberta Wheat Commission is warning the federal government that removing the cash ticket deferral system would severely hurt farmers’ income The move was outlined in the federal budget. It allows…

Precision Seeding Demo Coming to Olds College

Three big players are partnering to develop and organize a new Precision Seeding Field Demonstration showcase at Olds College. Olds College, Agri-Trade Equipment Expo, Olds Regional Exhibition and…

Olds College Receives Massive Gift

Olds College has received a gift of $16M, the largest ever personal donation to an Alberta college or technical institution. it comes from Canadian entrepreneur, oilfield industry leader and…

FCC Throws Open Nomination Request

Farm Credit Canada is now accepting applications from registered charities and non-profit organizations in rural Canada for the FCC AgriSpirit Fund. The fund will award $1.5 million in funding this…

Canadian And U.S. Ag Reps To Meet

Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier will talk trade and growth opportunities with Canadian and U.S. agricultural leaders in Baton Rouge this weekend. The annual Legislative Agricultural Chairs Summit…

Hail Claims Up in Alberta

There was a big jump in hail losses in Alberta in 2016. Total payouts in Alberta this year are reported at $64 million, compared to $50 million in 2015. The total number of premiums was at $79…

Three Men Inducted into AG Hall of Fame

Three men have been inducted into the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame. “The Hall of Fame is a tribute to the ongoing legacy of agricultural innovation in this province," says Oneil Carlier, Minister…

Harvest Getting Over The Hump

A good few days of weather has helped producers get the crop off. Jeff Porter, the Ag Fieldman for the Foothills MD says harvest in the area is nearing the halfway mark. "This year I would say is a…

Ag News

AFSC And Government Work To Hasten Inspections

Alberta's Agriculture Minister has met with Alberta crop commissions to discuss farmers’ concerns about unharvested crops. Alberta Financial Services Corporation and Government officials confirmed…

Canadian Grain Commission Lowering User Fees

The Canadian Grain Commission is proposing to reduce its user fees as of August 1, 2017, in response to a $100 million surplus that has been accumulated over the years. The benefit to affected…

Grain Producers To Meet With Province, AFSC

Team Alberta will meet with the province’s agriculture minister and representatives from the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation Wednesday to request immediate action regarding approximately…

Seeding Intentions Report Out

Canadian farmers expect to plant more canola, soybeans and oats in 2017, but fewer acres of durum wheat and lentils, crops that were both at high levels in 2016. According to a Stats Canada report…

Dairy Cattle Battle It Out

Hot on the heels of comments from USA President Donald Trump, some of the best dairy cattle in Western Canada are gathering at Stampede Park at the annual Calgary Stampede Dairy Classic Championship…

Steering Through Trade Rules Worth The Effort

Conservative trade critic Gerry Ritz was in High River Tuesday April 18 talking to agricultural producers about the challenges they're facing. Ritz says trade rules, provincially and internationally,…

Beef Producers Support Choice

The Alberta Beef Producers have welcomed changes being proposed for the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act made by the provincial government last week. The amendments will allow producers to…

Hemp Brings High Hopes To Nisku

Hempco Food and Fiber has received its Development Permit from the County of Leduc and commenced work on its hemp seed food, hemp nutraceutical nd hemp fiber processing equipment at its new Nisku…

Canola Commission Stays The Course

Alberta Canola says it was Alberta’s first refundable check-off Commission and it has no intentions of changing. The Alberta Government last week introduced amendments to the Marketing of…

Grain Commission Gets New COO

Staffing changes continue to take place at the Canadian Grain Commission. Jocelyn Beaudette will be appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer effective June 19, replacing Gord Miles, who is…

Spaces Expand At Olds College

Olds College has created 50 additional first-year seats in its Agricultural Management program, increasing capacity from 75 to 125 first-year students. “Our Agricultural Management program is one of…

Taking The Team Approach

Team Alberta, along with the Grain Growers of Canada, were in Ottawa last week to discuss priorities for Alberta grain GROWERS to ensure a viable and profitable crop sector. Mike Ammeter, a Director…

It's Up To Ag Producers Now

The provincial government is giving agricultural producers more say in choosing whether check-offs should remain mandatory. Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier has introduced Bill 9, which allows…

Rise In Farmland Values Slows

Farmland values across the country lost steam last year. That's according to Farm Credit Canada's latest Farmland Values Report. Canada’s farmland values showed an average increase of 7.9 % in 2016,…

Ride the Ram - Win This Truck!

You could win this new 2017 Ram 1500 Sport courtesy of your Alberta Ram Dealers! Ag Reporter, Don McCracken will be travelling around Alberta this spring and summer in this sweet new ride that could…

Get With The Times

Cereals Canada President Cam Dahl can't understand why some organizations don't like modern agriculture. He says his personal hero, Dr. Norman Borlaug, led the green revolution and lifted millions of…

Aggies Days Are Here

The Calgary Stampede's Aggie Days are back and they've expanded. Josh Traptow with the Agriculture Education Committee says while it's aimed at people from urban areas to learn about life on the farm…
Moving Farm Equipment Safety Demonstration (Photo Courtesy Agriculture For Life)

Be Safe And Be Seen Around Moving Farm Machinery

Spring is just around the corner and Alberta's farmers and ranchers will be heading back to the fields. This means an increase in slow-moving farm equipment on the roads travelling along with…

Survey To Gather Input On Next "Growing Foward" Agreement

Alberta Agriculture has set up an online survey to gather feedback on the next five-year policy framework. Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier says what should be included in negotiations with the…

Federal Cash Advance Payment Program Has Started

The Canadian Canola Growers Association handles the applications and processing of the program, Dave Gallant is the Director of Finance and Operations. He says they handle cash advances for Manitoba,…

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