Chamber of Commerce Trade Show – May 5th & 6th

Sat 10AM – 5PM / Sun 10AM-4PM at Spray Lakes Recreation Centre - $2 Admission Details

 

Chamber of Commerce Trade Show – May 5th & 6th

Sat 10AM – 5PM / Sun 10AM-4PM at Spray Lakes Recreation Centre - $2 Admission Details

 

Ag News

It's National Soil Conservation Week!

National Soil Conservation Week happens during the third week of April each year. This year the Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC) is highlighting the importance of soil health and soil…

Agriflash Headlines for April 19

First Ever National Grain Week Grain farmers from across Canada are in Ottawa this week for the inaugural National Grain Week, hosted by Grain Growers of Canada (GGC). Farmers will be advocating for…

Abundance In Red Meat Supplies Putting Pressure On Cattle Markets

The cattle markets have been under pressure recently. That according to Brian Perillat, manager and senior analyst with CanFax. He notes the struggles in the hog markets, are also impacting the beef…

Nominations Open for Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame

Now's the time to nominate co-workers, neighbours, and industry members for the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame. Alberta's Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Oneil Carlier, says the Hall of Fame…

Strategies for a Shorter Growing Season

An Alberta seed grower's strategy for winter wheat may be helpful for a shorter growing season this year. Bob Mastin is the owner of Mastin Seeds in Sundre, and has some newer varieties he believes…

Agriflash Headlines for April 18

CFA President Weighs In On Trade Issues Canadian Federation of Agriculture President, Ron Bonnett, says there's still a lot of details to be worked out before an agreement is reached on NAFTA. There…

Canadian Federation of Agriculture President Weighs In On Trade Issues

There's been a number of recent developments on the agricultural trade front, with talk lately that U.S. President Trump is exploring the notion of rejoining the Trans Pacific Partnership, with hopes…

Update on CN Rail's Grain Movement Progress

CN Rail say they delivered 6,038 grain cars across Western Canada last week, exceeding their weekly target of 5,000 grain cars. They say they've delivered over 5,500 grain cars for six consecutive…

Agriflash Headlines for April 17

Possible Strike at CP Rail The possibility of a strike at CP Rail could be bad news for farmers who have already dealt with rail delays this year. Train conductors, engineers, and signal maintainers…

Canola Straw Used as a Source of Roughage by More Producers

More producers are now baling their canola straw for use as a source of roughage for their cattle herds. Many have made the assumption that the straw left behind when harvesting canola would be too…

Possible Strike at CP Rail

The possibility of a strike at CP Rail could be bad news for farmers who have already dealt with rail delays this year. Train conductors, engineers, and signal maintainers have been operating without…

Handling Stress This Spring

An Agricultural Safety and Health Specialist says, just like farmers maintain their equipment, they also need to prep themselves for the the busy season ahead. Glen Blahey with the Canadian…

Kids Learn About Ag in Cow Town

Last week was the 33rd year for Aggie Days held at the Calgary Stampede Grounds. Kids and their families had the opportunity to tour the barns and visit with farm animals, as well as learn about…

Share your Farm Baby Pictures This Spring

Agriculture for Life's farm babies photo contest is back for another year. People are encouraged to submit photos of their farm animals born in Alberta between January 1 and June 1 of 2018. CEO of Ag…

Agriflash Headlines for April 13

UFA Hits the Century Mark! UFA celebrated 100 years of incorporation. United Farmers of Alberta has played an important role in the Province as a lobby group, a political party, and a farm-supply…

Cereals Canada Continues To Push For Formal Complaint Against Italy

Cereals Canada President Cam Dahl says Canada continues to withhold from shipping durum wheat into Italy. The reason is because Italy has implemented Country of Origin Labelling on its pasta, which…

UFA Celebrates 100 Years of Incorporation

On Tuesday, UFA celebrated 100 years of incorporation. United Farmers of Alberta, or UFA, formed in 1909, and has played an important role in Alberta as a lobby group, a political party, and a…

UFA Hits The Century Mark!

On Tuesday, UFA celebrated 100 years of incorporation. United Farmers of Alberta, or UFA, formed in 1909, and has played an important role in Alberta as a lobby group, a political party, and a…

Executive Vice President of CN Rail Apologizes for Grain Backlog

On Tuesday, CN Rail's Executive Vice President was in Edmonton talking with farm groups. Sean Finn says, he wanted to come to Alberta to apologize for the grain backlog in person. "In March we did…

USDA Releases April WASDE Report

The USDA released its April World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) Report on Tuesday. The big change, according to Dan Basse of Ag Resource Company, was the USDA dropping their…

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