Agriculture News

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…

High Costs, Low Prices Squeeze Feedlot

One of Canada's largest feedlots has said it won't be taking on any more cattle. Western Feedlots announced Wednesday it's winding down its cattle operations. Cattle market analyst Anne Wasko with…

Stats Can Releases Crop Estimates

Statistics Cnada has released its Model-Based Principal Field Crop estimates for August 31, 2016. At the national level, spring wheat production is estimated to be 20.6 million tonnes in 2016, up…

Proposed Merger Has Canola Growers Concerned

Another huge merger in the agriculture industry has canola growers across Canada concerned. According to canola growers the merger of Monsanto and Bayer has the potential to significantly reduce…

Rain Putting a Damper on Harvest

Crop yields seem to be up this year but the rainy weather is making for a difficult harvest. Crop Specialist with Alberta Agriculture, Mark Cutts, said most farmers are much further behind on their…

Horses Killed In Southern Alberta

Horses are being shot in rural southern Alberta. Doug Hopkins says it's happened near Gleichen and Airdrie and it happened again on his property sometime Friday night. "My better half went outside to…

Bees Are Buzzing

Animals on the farm come in all shapes and sizes. Terry Greidanus is a bee farmers south of High River and he says it's big operation. "Or honey farm consists of two different revenue streams, the…

Southern Alberta Feedlot Raising Prime-Plus Beef

Ballco Feeders has carved out a big slice of a niche market. Jeff Ball says his family has been in the Brant area southeast of High River since the 1940's and the feedlot has been in business since…

China Delays Dockage Deadline

Discussions between Canadian and Chinese officials continue over Canadian canola exports, and it appears those talks have yielded some progress. Wednesday morning Prime Minister Trudeau announced…

Upcoming Sale Will Tell The Tale

Cattle markets have been down this year and that's expected to continue. Ty Sears with Mesabi Ranches south of High River says a sale in the next couple of weeks will give a better indication of just…

Stats Hards To Pinpoint

This week Statistics Canada released its latest production estimates on principal field crop production, posting some surprises on canola numbers. Market analyst Brian Voth says the trade was…

Alberta Canola Producers Need Board Members

The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is looking for five canola growers to serve as directors on the board of directors. This year, directors are needed in regions 1, 4, 7, 10 and 12 and last year…

FarmSafe Foundation Adds Three New Board Members

The FarmSafe Foundation has welcomed three new members to the charity’s Board of Directors. Shanna Groeneveld, Communications Manager with Crop Production Services, has a strong background in…

Feds And Province Provide Irrigation Money

The Alberta and federal governments are providing one-million dollars in grants to improve water management, environmental sustainability and agricultural production. The money will help irrigation…

Call Goes Out For Delegate Nominations

The Alberta Beef Producers are looking for nominations for delegates to run in the 2016 fall elections. The organization says its first priority is making sure they speak and work as effectively as…

CP Says It's Ready

Canadian Pacific says it's well-positioned and ready to move this year's western Canadian grain crop to market. The crop is expected to be significantly bigger than the five-year average, In a…

U.S. Election And Brexit Bring Trade Concerns

Between the U.S. election and Britain's exit from the European Union (EU), the future of certain trade deals seems concerning. Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) president Ron Bonnett says both…

Precondition Calves To Reduce Stress After Weaning

Preconditioning calves to reduce their stress after weaning has many advantages. Calves that have been through a preconditioning program enter a feedlot with reduced risk for disease and less…

Commodity Prices Being Pushed Down

Generally good crop progress across the Prairies this growing season has pushed commodity prices downward. According to G3 Canada's latest pool return outlooks (PRO), 1 CWRS 14.5 has dropped more…

Ag Producers Could Use Some Dry, Warm Weather

This spring and summer started out very hot and dry but we've been paying for it ever since. David Phillips a meteorologist with Environment Canada says crops seem to be ripening a couple of weeks…

Rocky View Crops Hit with Hail; Other Alberta Crops Doing Well

Bugs, disease, and hail are some of the surprises that have sprung on farmers so far this season when it comes to their crops and despite all that, crops are doing well in Alberta. Although some…

AgCoalition Happy With Farmers And Ranchers Feedback On Bill 6

The AgCoalition has finished its province-wide consultation process reaffirming the agriculture community’s commitment to continue to foster a culture of farm safety in Alberta. “Farmers, ranchers…

Making The Grade Coming Up

Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola Producers Commission (ACPC), Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and Alberta Pulse Growers (APG) once again invite producers to a grading workshop following the success of…

Dairy Farmers Meet In PEI

Prince Edward Island hosted dairy farmer delegates from across the country at the Dairy Farmers of Canada's annual general meeting on July 12th and 13th. Farmers participated in a series of dairy…

Hey, What's That Over There?

Ag For Life is hoping to take educating Albertans about the industry out on the road. CEO of the organization, Luree Williamson says they've launched a new program called What's In The Field. "We've…

Nominate An Environmental Steward

The deadline is fast approaching as the Alberta Beef Producers seek nominations for the 2017 Environmental Stewardship Award. The award recognizes cattle producers whose natural resource stewardship…

Miniature Horses Draw Maximum Crowds

The Calgary Stampede is hosting the Canadian National Miniature Horse Show until Wednesday. The three-day show will be held in the Northern Lights Arena and Agrium Western Event Centre, and showcases…

Ag News

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…

High Costs, Low Prices Squeeze Feedlot

One of Canada's largest feedlots has said it won't be taking on any more cattle. Western Feedlots announced Wednesday it's winding down its cattle operations. Cattle market analyst Anne Wasko with…

Stats Can Releases Crop Estimates

Statistics Cnada has released its Model-Based Principal Field Crop estimates for August 31, 2016. At the national level, spring wheat production is estimated to be 20.6 million tonnes in 2016, up…

Proposed Merger Has Canola Growers Concerned

Another huge merger in the agriculture industry has canola growers across Canada concerned. According to canola growers the merger of Monsanto and Bayer has the potential to significantly reduce…

Rain Putting a Damper on Harvest

Crop yields seem to be up this year but the rainy weather is making for a difficult harvest. Crop Specialist with Alberta Agriculture, Mark Cutts, said most farmers are much further behind on their…

Horses Killed In Southern Alberta

Horses are being shot in rural southern Alberta. Doug Hopkins says it's happened near Gleichen and Airdrie and it happened again on his property sometime Friday night. "My better half went outside to…

Bees Are Buzzing

Animals on the farm come in all shapes and sizes. Terry Greidanus is a bee farmers south of High River and he says it's big operation. "Or honey farm consists of two different revenue streams, the…

Southern Alberta Feedlot Raising Prime-Plus Beef

Ballco Feeders has carved out a big slice of a niche market. Jeff Ball says his family has been in the Brant area southeast of High River since the 1940's and the feedlot has been in business since…

China Delays Dockage Deadline

Discussions between Canadian and Chinese officials continue over Canadian canola exports, and it appears those talks have yielded some progress. Wednesday morning Prime Minister Trudeau announced…

Upcoming Sale Will Tell The Tale

Cattle markets have been down this year and that's expected to continue. Ty Sears with Mesabi Ranches south of High River says a sale in the next couple of weeks will give a better indication of just…

Stats Hards To Pinpoint

This week Statistics Canada released its latest production estimates on principal field crop production, posting some surprises on canola numbers. Market analyst Brian Voth says the trade was…

Alberta Canola Producers Need Board Members

The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is looking for five canola growers to serve as directors on the board of directors. This year, directors are needed in regions 1, 4, 7, 10 and 12 and last year…

FarmSafe Foundation Adds Three New Board Members

The FarmSafe Foundation has welcomed three new members to the charity’s Board of Directors. Shanna Groeneveld, Communications Manager with Crop Production Services, has a strong background in…

Feds And Province Provide Irrigation Money

The Alberta and federal governments are providing one-million dollars in grants to improve water management, environmental sustainability and agricultural production. The money will help irrigation…

Call Goes Out For Delegate Nominations

The Alberta Beef Producers are looking for nominations for delegates to run in the 2016 fall elections. The organization says its first priority is making sure they speak and work as effectively as…

CP Says It's Ready

Canadian Pacific says it's well-positioned and ready to move this year's western Canadian grain crop to market. The crop is expected to be significantly bigger than the five-year average, In a…

U.S. Election And Brexit Bring Trade Concerns

Between the U.S. election and Britain's exit from the European Union (EU), the future of certain trade deals seems concerning. Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) president Ron Bonnett says both…

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