Local Agriculture

Wednesday, 06 November 2013 09:53

COOL law is anything but for Canadian beef producers

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With one trade door set to open for Canadian beef producers another is quickly shutting as the precarious nature of what constitutes free trade becomes apparent.

Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) officials are hoping enough municipal councils will see the value in a proposed study looking at the costs of wildlife for producers that they will help fund it.

FarmLink Marketing Solutions recently released its private crop acreage forecasts for Western Canada’s 2014 season.

Thursday, 24 October 2013 09:09

Work continues on biogas plant in Lethbridge

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Construction for a biogas plant in southwest Alberta began in the fall of 2011 and Stefan Michalski, the director of the plant says there’s still work to be done.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 14:18

Grain storage reaching the breaking point

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Corn and soybean combines continue to run south of the border (and a few here in the Prairies).

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 14:11

Farmers helping farmers — giving grain to save lives

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During the month of November, farmers are encouraged to donate grain to their local Western Feedlots or Richardson Pioneer location in support of prostate cancer awareness and Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood testing in rural communities. 

With numerous cases of Pigeon fever in southern Alberta horses, horse owners are advised to monitor their animals.
So far this year, about 20 horses have been infected with Pigeon fever in southern Alberta.

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