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Thursday, 24 January 2013 08:33

Dutch Elm Disease confirmed in Maple Creek

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In August 2012, for the first time a single American elm tree was diagnosed positive for Dutch elm disease (DED) in the Town of Maple Creek. Maple Creek is only 100 kilometers east of the City of Medicine Hat. The news was announced Jan. 21.

Not long after wrapping up its first-ever regional meetings and elections, and with its newly-elected board of directors and regional representatives in place, the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) is preparing for its inaugural Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Great Sandhills Terminal (GST) Board of Directors wishes to announce Jim Major has retired as a full time employee of GST.  

The Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) elected its new board of directors and executives in December.
On Dec. 3-5, the ABP held its annual general meeting where successes, issues and resolutions were discussed along with elections.

Thursday, 10 January 2013 11:50

The Shifting Nature of the Flax Trade

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Last month came the announcement that Glanbia, owners of the flax facility that burned down in Angusville last March, will rebuild in South Dakota. It's sad news for those who worked at the plant. It also serves as a reminder of the shifting nature of the flax trade in general, which will affect the way Canadian flax growers produce and market their crop in the years to come. In short, flax is looking more and more like a specialty crop game.

Monday, 31 December 2012 09:33

Medicine Hat 2012 Beef Pen Show results

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Following are the Medicine Hat Beef Pen Show results from Dec. 21-22:

Thursday, 20 December 2012 08:48

New, New Rockport welcome sign signals progress

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Change is the only constant in modern society, but John Wipf and his fellow Hutterites at New Rockport Colony rest comfortable that traditions of lifestyle, family ties and religion continue unscathed by the rushing world.

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