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Agriflash Headlines for August 13

Twitter Diplomacy Not Good For Local Producers Foothills MP and Associate Agriculture Critic, John Barlow, says it's farmers and ranchers that are paying the price for the Trudeau Liberals Twitter…

Beef Industry Worried New Food Guide Will Mislead Canadians

With the revised Canada's Food Guide set to be released at the end of the year, the beef industry is still advocating for changes. Manager of Public and Stakeholder Engagement with the Canadian…

Saskatchewan Ag Minister Stepping Down

Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart has announced plans to step away from the agriculture portfolio as he battles colorectal cancer. This is the second time in four years that he has been…

USDA Releases August WASDE Report

The USDA released its August World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report on Friday. The report forecast record corn (178.4 bushels per acre) and soybean (51.6) yields for the U.S.…

Rare Opportunity to Tour OH Ranch

The public will have a rare opportunity to tour the OH Ranch west of Longview, AB. Saturday, August 18, the Calgary Stampede is opening up the ranch gates as part of Alberta Open Farm Days. People…

Creating Consumer Confidence in Beef

This Spring marked the official creation and funding of an issues management program under the Canadian Cattlemen's Association. In April 2018, the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off was increased from…

Agriflash Headlines for August 10

Keeping an Eye on Livestock in this Hot Weather With scorching temperatures in the forecast, producers are reminded to look for signs of heat stress in their livestock. Extension Coordinator with…

Agriflash Headlines for August 9

Saudi Arabia Closes Borders to Canadian Wheat and Barley Saudi Arabia has stopped all imports of Canadian wheat and barley. This is a result of a diplomatic dispute between the two countries. Canada…

Keeping Livestock Cool in this Week's Scorching Temperatures

With scorching temperatures in the forecast, producers are reminded to look for signs of heat stress in their livestock. Extension Coordinator with Alberta Farm Animal Care, Melissa Moggy, says this…

Agriflash Headlines for August 8

A Combine World Record! Last weekend, 303 combines in Winkler, Manitoba harvested a winter wheat field in under seven minutes, setting a new Guinness World Record for the most combines working…

Simplot To Use Gene Editing Technology To Eliminate Food Waste

The J.R. Simplot Company has announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, that…

Barlow Says Urban-Rural Split Growing Over Carbon Tax

It's fair to say Foothills MP John Barlow and the rest of the Conservative Party are not big fans of any form of Federal carbon tax. Barlow says if the Feds implement their tax, it's going to hit…

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