Agriculture

International initiatives towards agricultural sustainability and emission reductions have attempted to get industry to adopt best management practices regarding fertilizer use. In a nutshell, we have been asked to participate…
by Sebastien Dutrisac, C.C.A., C.A.F. Currently, we are used to a centralized authority which tends to hold most of the decision-making power. It leads to situations where authorities (at the…
Feral pigs, also known as wild boar at large, are invading Alberta and we are sounder-ing the alarm for your help to stop them! Populations of wild boar at large…
‘Live cattle imports from the US to Canada were up in 2020 which is the fourth year-over-year increase in a row,’ states Jason Wood, livestock market analyst with Alberta Agriculture…
How is Alberta’s government supporting Agricultural Societies during this pandemic? Alberta’s government recently announced funding changes and acceleration of the grant process for Agricultural Societies. These societies serve and support…
‘Grain farmers recognize that significant amounts of nutrients are removed from the field each year by the growing crop,’ says Ryan Furtas, market analyst with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. ‘Modern…
Wood says hog markets strengthened from July to October but started to decline during November. 'Hog markets were expected to improve above current levels given forecasted global pork demand,' says…
‘Cost and returns benchmarks provide valuable management information for producers,’ explains Manglai, crops economist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. ‘These averages are calculated from the individual producer’s data collected for…
4-H Alberta is pleased to announce that Andy Pittman and Stacy Price will be inducted into the 2020 Alberta 4-H Hall of Fame. The Alberta 4-H Hall of Fame honours…
Alberta Milk is now accepting applications for the New Entrant Assistance Program (NEAP). The program helps qualified new farmers enter the dairy industry in Alberta by offering a quota loan…
The price of canola has risen from $460 per tonne last August to an early 2021 price near $660 per tonne,’ says Neil Blue, provincial crop market analyst with Alberta…
‘I believe that no significant accomplishments are made alone,’ says David Price, one of 3 inductees into the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame. ‘With the wonderful support of my family,…
Canada’s dairy, poultry and egg farmers are joining forces to support local agriculture through their joint Canadian Comfort campaign. The four-week campaign, which launched earlier this month, encourages Canadians to…
In an effort to greater our defences against the rampant spread of clubroot, the County of Two Hills, along with five other municipalities have increased their efforts of detecting Clubroot…
Like most things in 2020, the Farmer Pesticide Certificate Program has undergone some changes,’ says Devon Smiegielski, pesticide certification specialist with Alberta Environment and Parks. ‘The training material and information…
Today, Alberta’s Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Devin Dreeshen announced a 20 per cent reduction in crop insurance premium for Alberta farmers in 2021. Team Alberta – a collaboration between…

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