A mentorship program for young producers provides a valuable opportunity to Swift Current rancher Scott Gerbrandt to learn more about the beef industry and build connections with others who share his passion.
The pandemic was undoubtedly the single biggest shock to the Canadian agriculture and food industry in 2020, and its impact will have some lasting effects, according to Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) economics team.
The Rural Connectivity Task Force, a project of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), has released a discussion paper summarizing its findings at the halfway point since launching in September 2020.
Redcliff RCMP are reporting in relation to the collision involving cattle which took place on December 6 on the Trans Canada highway between Brooks and Medicine Hat, there are 2 bulls remain unaccounted for following the investigation.
Please find attached the latest Cattle Market Update (Nov. 30). Below are a few of the highlights from this past week:
Annual list by Charity Intelligence examines return on investment for each dollar donated Canadian Foodgrains Bank is pleased to announce its inclusion as a Top 10 Impact Charity by Charity Intelligence Canada for 2020. “This repeated public affirmation of our work, and the work of our membe…
The Producer Town Hall will feature an overview of the work done by ABP this year, presentations from our national organizations and a question and answer period. For those unable to attend, the town hall will be recorded and available to stream online.
Empress' Hayes Howe has a lot of reasons to smile these days. Sure it has been cold, but he is enjoying life on his mom's Two Rivers' black Angus ranch near Empress. Hayes rides horses, works cows with his mom and has done pretty well with showing livestock.
Department of Plant Science PhD student at the University of Manitoba Callum Morrison has a keen interest in what farmers are doing on the prairies.
The first harvest for a Grow Hope Saskatchewan project on a farm near Swift Current brought together local community members and those supporting this initiative to reduce hunger in the world.
The 13th annual Ranchman's Ridin' & Recitin' took place at Kinetic Exhibition Park in Swift Current, Sept. 25-26. The Swift Current Agricultural and Exhibition Association hosted this celebration of the ranching lifestyle. Barns were open for the arrival of animals on Sept. 25, and the l…
A community growing project in the Swift Current area successfully completed another season in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
Melody Garner-Skiba, executive director of Alberta Sugar Beet Growers (ASBG), is proud of her organization and all the hard work work of its members do in contributing to Alberta’s agriculture industry. She says the early harvest of sugar beets this year looks promising with 100,000 tonnes a…
When Karen Beauchemin first started her career in agricultural research, she couldn’t have predicted what kind of career she would have and all of the beef producers she would assist.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Marie-Claude Bibeau in late July announced that approximately 800 new positions are expected to be created through the Youth Employment and Skills Program for the 2020/2021 program year. The enhanced program, which launched on May 26, is now fully subscrib…
Cereals Canada announced recently the appointment of its senior leadership team. Effective August 17, Dean Dias will lead the organization as Chief Executive Officer, with Cam Dahl serving as Chief Strategy Officer.
Putting the bad memories of a year ago behind them, local Taber corn growers opened their season in southern Alberta in recent weeks and saw brisk business throughout the day.
Amendments to the Meat Inspection Regulation will cut red tape and provide Albertans with greater access to locally produced meat while maintaining food safety.
There is a niche market in Saskatchewan for beef production on native prairie that also protects species at risk, and the Prairie Provides logo can help ranchers to connect with those consumers.
The Exhibition Park Exolution upgrade got a super charge from the provincial government to help transform it into a world class agrifood hub right here in Lethbridge.
Nichole Neubauer was on the phone with this reporter to discuss the first face-to-face Champions of Agriculture meeting held June 25 when another call came in.
As part of any business, farming has a lot of paperwork and for those agriculture producers in Saskatchewan there is a lot to deal withThere are a lot of forms to fill out for farmers these days
Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) announced today that, in response to restrictions and recommendations surrounding COVID-19, CWA's 50th show will be postponed until 2021.
With long time Alberta Beef Producers general manager Rich Smith retiring, ABP has given the reigns to Medicine Hat-area’s Brad Dubeau.
In response to the recent challenges faced by Alberta’s beekeepers, Agriculture and Forestry is introducing a new Canadian Agricultural Partnership program.
On June 9 while hosting a videoconference with media, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced the launch of the second call for proposals under the Local Food Infrastructure Fund. This second call for proposals, valued at $43.4 million, will begin…
Precipitation in the last week both helped and hindered Alberta producers. In areas where seeding is complete moisture is helping with development of the crops.
Saskatchewan Agriculture clients can now access in-person support at its regional offices and the Agriculture Knowledge Centre (AKC). Their team of industry specialists look forward to continuing to serve producers by providing timely agronomic information and advice both remotely and in-person.