Agriculture News

New Disease Risk Tool for Wheat Farmers

A new tool has been developed for wheat farmers to monitor the risk of Fusarium Head Blight. The tool was created by the Alberta Wheat Commission and Alberta Climate Information Service. It will…

Environmental Farm Plans will now have to be Renewed

As of April 1, 2018, producer's Alberta Environmental Farm Plans will have a renewal period. We are the only province who doesn't renew the plan and the purpose of the renewal is to present a uniform…

Antibiotic Government Regulations Will Come

The 7th Annual University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Beef Cattle Conference took place June 22-23. While 18 speakers shared their expertise in the field, one of the main topics…

Alberta Business Featured in the New Innovation Section of Farm Show

Canada's Farm Progress Show is celebrating it's 40th Anniversary. The show will be held June 21-23 in Regina, Sask. One of the Alberta businesses to be featured in the new innovation section of the…

Agriculture and NAFTA Discussed at Trilateral Trade Meeting

On Tuesday, June 20th in Savannah, Georgia, North America's Ag leaders met to discuss the upcoming NAFTA re-negotiations. It was the first meeting between Canadian Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay,…

Walmart Introduces Canadian AAA Angus Beef Program

As of May 11 2017, Walmart introduced their new Canadian AAA Angus Beef Program. Walmart released a statement saying this will signal a further commitment from the retailer in offering top quality,…

Former Ag Minister Fjordbotten Passes Away

Former Agriculture Minister and Alberta MLA, Leroy Fjordbotten, passed away June 8th at the age of 78. Serving his position as the Ag Minister from 1983 to 1986, he served with Premiers Peter…

U.S. Dollar one of the Reasons for Increase in Beef Prices

Consumers are seeing high beef prices partially because of pressure from the U.S. and their high dollar. The beef exports going into states are causing a supply shortage as well, also resulting in…

Alberta 4-H Member Wins Trip to Ottawa

Grade 11 student, Cassidy Read, will be going on the trip of a lifetime thanks to her public speaking skills. She placed first at a public speaking competition a couple of weeks ago at 4-H on Parade…

CanolaPALOOZA is the Canola Event of the Year

The CanolaPALOOZA is an event that brings the best research and agronomists into one place. It's designed for producers to come and learn in an interactive environment. The event is set up like a…

The Future Farm Expo is Coming Soon

. The FutureFarm Canada Expo is coming up soon, where new technologies in agriculture will be showcased. The three day event will be held in Olds July 6-8. This is truly a unique event which offers…

Canola Council Reminds Farmers not to Spray Quinclorac

The Canola Council of Canada is reminding producers the member companies of the Western Grains Elevator Association, and the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association, will not be accepting accepting…

Pork Industry Remains Strong Despite Trade Talk

Canada has recently become the largest North American pork exporter to China. Alberta Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Oneil Carlier, says Alberta pork is viewed as a quality product around the…

Downy Brome in Southern Alberta

Downy brome is starting to become a problem is Southern Alberta. There has been rumour the weed is starting to become resistant to herbicides and making a resurgence in southern regions of the…

Winter Wheat Solution for Unseeded Acres

The Western Winter Wheat Initiative is encouraging farmers to seed winter wheat this spring as a solution to unharvested acres from last year. Getting a crop in the ground while combining crops from…

McGill University Works to Reduce Ag Green House Gases

Farmers have always been working hard to protect the land and environment they work in, and now McGill University is trying to make it easier and more cost-effective to do so. The Agriculuture Green…

TB Investigation Still in Progress

No new cases of Bovine Tuberculosis have been identified in Alberta or Saskatchewan. The investigation is still in progress, and no primary source of the disease has been identified. The current…

Young People Speak Up for Agriculture

The Calgary Stampede is hosting a public speaking competition for young Albertans with a passion for agriculture. The Alberta's Young Speakers for Agriculture Competition gives young people an…

Wheat Check-Off Reduction Coming Soon

Alberta farmers will see a nine cent reduction per tonne in their week-check off effective this August. Since the end of the Canadian Wheat Board in 2012, farmers have had two reductions off their…

Equipment Sales Still Strong

Farmers are still purchasing new equipment, even in Alberta's economic down times. The Ag industry is remaining strong as a separate entity in the economy. Crops are looking great this year, peaking…

Ag Coalition Concerned Over Bill 17

Farmers and ranchers are concerned about unionization on farms after Bill 17 was passed this Tuesday. The Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act was passed Tuesday morning of this week, just months…

Exploring Jobs In Agribusiness

The Green Certificate Program will now be offered with no cost to High School students thanks to the Alberta Government. Up to $400,000 will be invested into the Green Certificate Program through the…

Farmers Working To Manage Pests

High gopher numbers this time of year are causing farmers grief. Ag Fieldman of Vulcan County, Kelly Malmberg, says this could be because of the warm start to spring. "You don't really see the…

New Ag Mentoring Program To Launch

The Alberta Wheat Commission and Alberta Barley are getting together on a new mentoring initiative. The AdvancingAg Future Leaders Program pairs selected participants with an agricultural industry…

Canada And U.S. Ag Ministers Meet

Canada's Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, held their first face-to-face meeting Monday in Toronto. They discussed shared priorities and…

Searching For A Food Policy

An online survey has been launched to get Canadian's views on a food policy for the country. It will be the first-of-its-kind for the federal Government, which says it represents an important step in…

4-H On Parade Hits Calgary

One of the biggest events on the calendar for 4-H members comes up this weekend. 4-H On Parade gets started Friday at stampede park in Calgary and vice-chair Rita Even says over 500 members of the…

Team Alberta Wants Cash Deferral Kept In Place

Team Alberta is warning the federal government of serious financial consequences to farmers if they lose Vdeferred cash tickets to manage wide variations in their income. The measure was contained in…

Alberta Leads The Way

A dozen Albertans have been named as semi-finalists for the Cattlemen's Young Leaders program. The national youth initiative is put on by the Canadian Cattlemen's Association. Twenty-six…

Federal Ag Minister Meets With Alberta Producers

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay was in Calgary last week to talk with stakeholders about the challenges and opportunities in the ag sector. MacAulay held a roundtable discussion with…

Ag News

New Disease Risk Tool for Wheat Farmers

A new tool has been developed for wheat farmers to monitor the risk of Fusarium Head Blight. The tool was created by the Alberta Wheat Commission and Alberta Climate Information Service. It will…

Environmental Farm Plans will now have to be Renewed

As of April 1, 2018, producer's Alberta Environmental Farm Plans will have a renewal period. We are the only province who doesn't renew the plan and the purpose of the renewal is to present a uniform…

Antibiotic Government Regulations Will Come

The 7th Annual University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Beef Cattle Conference took place June 22-23. While 18 speakers shared their expertise in the field, one of the main topics…

Alberta Business Featured in the New Innovation Section of Farm Show

Canada's Farm Progress Show is celebrating it's 40th Anniversary. The show will be held June 21-23 in Regina, Sask. One of the Alberta businesses to be featured in the new innovation section of the…

Agriculture and NAFTA Discussed at Trilateral Trade Meeting

On Tuesday, June 20th in Savannah, Georgia, North America's Ag leaders met to discuss the upcoming NAFTA re-negotiations. It was the first meeting between Canadian Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay,…

Walmart Introduces Canadian AAA Angus Beef Program

As of May 11 2017, Walmart introduced their new Canadian AAA Angus Beef Program. Walmart released a statement saying this will signal a further commitment from the retailer in offering top quality,…

Former Ag Minister Fjordbotten Passes Away

Former Agriculture Minister and Alberta MLA, Leroy Fjordbotten, passed away June 8th at the age of 78. Serving his position as the Ag Minister from 1983 to 1986, he served with Premiers Peter…

U.S. Dollar one of the Reasons for Increase in Beef Prices

Consumers are seeing high beef prices partially because of pressure from the U.S. and their high dollar. The beef exports going into states are causing a supply shortage as well, also resulting in…

Alberta 4-H Member Wins Trip to Ottawa

Grade 11 student, Cassidy Read, will be going on the trip of a lifetime thanks to her public speaking skills. She placed first at a public speaking competition a couple of weeks ago at 4-H on Parade…

CanolaPALOOZA is the Canola Event of the Year

The CanolaPALOOZA is an event that brings the best research and agronomists into one place. It's designed for producers to come and learn in an interactive environment. The event is set up like a…

The Future Farm Expo is Coming Soon

. The FutureFarm Canada Expo is coming up soon, where new technologies in agriculture will be showcased. The three day event will be held in Olds July 6-8. This is truly a unique event which offers…

Canola Council Reminds Farmers not to Spray Quinclorac

The Canola Council of Canada is reminding producers the member companies of the Western Grains Elevator Association, and the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association, will not be accepting accepting…

Pork Industry Remains Strong Despite Trade Talk

Canada has recently become the largest North American pork exporter to China. Alberta Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Oneil Carlier, says Alberta pork is viewed as a quality product around the…

Downy Brome in Southern Alberta

Downy brome is starting to become a problem is Southern Alberta. There has been rumour the weed is starting to become resistant to herbicides and making a resurgence in southern regions of the…

Winter Wheat Solution for Unseeded Acres

The Western Winter Wheat Initiative is encouraging farmers to seed winter wheat this spring as a solution to unharvested acres from last year. Getting a crop in the ground while combining crops from…

McGill University Works to Reduce Ag Green House Gases

Farmers have always been working hard to protect the land and environment they work in, and now McGill University is trying to make it easier and more cost-effective to do so. The Agriculuture Green…

TB Investigation Still in Progress

No new cases of Bovine Tuberculosis have been identified in Alberta or Saskatchewan. The investigation is still in progress, and no primary source of the disease has been identified. The current…

Young People Speak Up for Agriculture

The Calgary Stampede is hosting a public speaking competition for young Albertans with a passion for agriculture. The Alberta's Young Speakers for Agriculture Competition gives young people an…

Wheat Check-Off Reduction Coming Soon

Alberta farmers will see a nine cent reduction per tonne in their week-check off effective this August. Since the end of the Canadian Wheat Board in 2012, farmers have had two reductions off their…

Equipment Sales Still Strong

Farmers are still purchasing new equipment, even in Alberta's economic down times. The Ag industry is remaining strong as a separate entity in the economy. Crops are looking great this year, peaking…

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