Local Agriculture

The federal government is proposing changes to the Income Tax Act aimed at collecting revenue from corporations that are using certain measures as loopholes to shelter profits from being taxed at the same rate as other Canadians’ income.

In response to the government’s proposed tax changes rolled out by Finance Minister Bill Morneau in July, the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) has been working to ensure the government is fully aware of the negative impact these changes could have for the family farm.

Thursday, 28 September 2017 07:08

Rain delaying crops being harvested

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Rain showers last week delayed harvest for some producers but most were back in the field within a few days.

Thursday, 28 September 2017 07:07

RCMP respond to fatal farm accident

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An accident in Special Areas 2 has left a teenager deceased.

The largest investment in the Lethbridge’s history will help continue economic diversification and increase manufacturing, say Alberta’s premier, Lethbridge’s mayor, and the president of a large potato processing business.

A crop report released by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry on Aug. 23 shows Alberta’s south region to have seen rapid harvest progress in recent weeks with the dry and warm weather that the summer has brought to the province.  

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 14:14

Buffalo to host farm safety day camp

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The Buffalo and District, and Empress Bindloss Agricultural Societies, have joined forces to do some event planning, and bring several safety-orientated programs to the area.  The first of these is the Buffalo Farm Safety Day Camp, booked for Sunday, Oct. 15.

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