Local Agriculture

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.

For almost 32 years, the Classroom Agriculture Program (CAP) has been educating Grade 4 students about where their food comes from and the importance of agriculture.

Thursday, 26 January 2017 04:49

New Canadian Grain Commission appointment made

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Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced Jan. 3 the appointment of Patricia (Patti) Miller as Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC).

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 13:57

4-H celebrates 100 years in Alberta

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4-H clubs from across southern Alberta came to Lethbridge to celebrate the club’s provincial centennial anniversary on Jan. 7.

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