Local Agriculture

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 11:29

New loan for young entrepreneurs

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Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Lawrence MacAulay and Farm Credit Canada (FCC) announced a new loan for young entrepreneurs in the agriculture retail, manufacturing and food processing sectors stated in a release Feb. 16.

AgriProfit$ Cropping Alternatives is a crop budgeting tool that allows producers to project costs, margins and break-even yields for their crops as they begin planning for this year.

JBS Canada and Medicine Hat College (MHC) have partnered to provide leadership training opportunities for JBS supervisors.

The St. Mary River Irrigation District has opened up new areas for irrigation to support high-value agriculture in the area between Stafford Lake and 40 Mile Coulee.

Landowners and ranchers and other southern Alberta water users, along with The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y), are voicing their support for clean water and healthy land in southwestern Alberta’s Castle Parks.

Recently, the non-profit group Ag for Life released a new Agriculture Teacher Tool Kit for local educators to help them clearly explain different facets of agriculture, and to especially take on the challenge to explain some of the more controversial facets of modern agriculture such GMOs, herbicide and pesticide use or intensive farming operations.

Cypress County has postponed approval of another lit greenhouse in close proximity to the airport pending the results of a light risk assessment.

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