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Local Agriculture

Thursday, 29 September 2011 08:04

Farmers having a field day with most crops

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By Jamie Woodford
Southern Alberta
Despite fears that a soggy spring would hinder southern Alberta crops, the hot summer sun came to the rescue.
The fall harvest is well underway and things are looking good in most areas, according to agricultural fieldmen.

By Jamie Woodford
Southern Alberta
Who needs a pooper scooper when you can have dung beetles do it for you?

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 15:04

CWB plebiscite raises concern for some farmers

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By Jamie Woodford
Alberta
It’s no surprise debate is sparking over the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) plebiscite results, but it may be a surprising to learn it’s not just government brushing it off, some farmers are shaking their heads as well.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:58

Taber corn growers have some difficulties this year

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By Jamie Woodford
Taber
It's mid-September and there are still corn stands speckled across southern Alberta selling Taber corn — an oddity, according to growers of the famous corn.


Thursday, 08 September 2011 08:48

Petting zoos a popular draw

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By Jamie Woodford
Lethbridge
Although parents may have been prepared to spend and arm and a leg for their children to enjoy all that Whoop-Up Days had to offer, some found one little corner of the family fair was more than enough entertainment for their little tykes.

By Jamie Woodford
Alberta
Crop disease is a serious issue, and last year’s growing season in southern Alberta saw a lot of it.

By Jamie Woodford
Southern Alberta
Nearly 100 years old, 4-H clubs across Alberta are still going strong.
In 2010 and 2009, southern Alberta boasted the largest number of 4-H clubs than the rest of the province.

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