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There is a federal election coming this October.  Members of Parliament and candidates are canvassing their constituents at barbecues, golf tournaments and eventually all-candidate debates. 

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For Alberta Open Farm Days on August 17, Exhibition Park Lethbridge will be hosting a tour to Mans Organics, Lois Lake Dairy, Hearts Haven Ranch and the O.K. Hutterite Colony. 

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When “Young Guns” is mentioned, typically the 1980s movie “Young Guns” comes to mind starring Emilio Estevez, Keifer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips — but, it is the Young Gun Contest that matters here. The contest was held again this year for youth ages eight to 21 involved in Alberta’s be…

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Earlier this month, 10 students were awarded funds towards projects in the agricultural field from the Arnal Boys Memorial Bursary for Young Farmers Inc. The projects varied from goats and pigs to purchasing cattle to chickens and funds for post-secondary education. A total of $33,800 was aw…

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With weather and trade challenges impacting producers across the country, Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is reminding customers that Canada’s leading agriculture lender is here to support them through these uncertain times.

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Over 15,000 children, adults and volunteers took part in 67 Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® events in Canada in 2018. Since 2002, CASA has been working with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation to support farm safety education for rural Canadian youth through Safety Day events.

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The number of calls to Alberta Farm Animal Care last year was significantly higher than the year before, thanks to an increased awareness to the AFAC livestock care alert line that allows the public to make anonymous phone calls when they suspect neglect or distress.

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Chris Bittle, Member of Parliament – St. Catharines, on behalf of Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of up to $1,072,335 to the Canadian Meat Council (CMC) under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership’s AgriMarketing program, while attending th…

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FarmCash May 8 launched its new online platform for the spring advance. With several new time saving features, this step-by-step, web-based system makes it easier than ever for Alberta producers to apply. FarmCash offers Advance Payment Program (APP) advances on more than 45 commodities with…

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During Lethbridge College’s Inaugural Applied Research Conference on May 14 Dr. Sophie Kerneis, a Senior Research Scientist in Microbiology, gave a presentation titled ‘Why Alberta Prairie Plants can be used as a source for new antibiotics?’ 

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Protein Industries Canada gave an Intellectual Property Workshop in Lethbridge on May 9 as part of their 2019 Transformation Tour.

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The world has become protectionist. There is, justifiably, much focus on issues with China. But it is not just China. Canadian agriculture commodities are blocked in India, Italy, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam and face issues in key markets like Peru. Countries are turning inward, finding new wa…

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The award was created last year by the Western Stock Growers Association to honour the fallen Walsh rancher who died in a car accident after battling the Hilda wildfires in October 2017 as a member of the Walsh volunteer fire department.

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On Friday May 3, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal released its decision on the Constitutional Reference Case regarding federal jurisdiction over climate change measures. The majority of the Court is of the opinion that the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act is not unconstitutional in whole…

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The Dhillon School of Business celebrated its annual scholarship dinner by honouring Ralph A. Thrall III and the McIntyre Ranch – and raised $30,000.

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Are you between the ages of eight and 21, and involved in Beef 4-H, junior cattle shows or beef production? This is your opportunity to win one of three prizes in the Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) Young Guns Contest. This year we want to know about you – the youth involved in our industry. Te…

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Workshop for land management professionals is happening in May. Topics include: plant identification and ecological health assessment. It takes place from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Val Marie Community Hall/Palais Royal Theatre.

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The mission has one final task for Lethbridge College’s AgENTs. Students from the Agriculture Entrepreneur in Residence (AgENT) program will pitch innovative solutions to industry-provided challenges at the AgENT Innovate Ag Competition on Saturday.

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I was on a speaker’s panel a few weeks back with a farmer who said he never wanted to hear the word sustainability again.  I understand the sentiment but we, as an industry, are going to be hearing that word more and more from customers and consumers around the world.

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The Sask. Ministry of Agriculture’s budget will increase three per cent in 2019-20 to $391.3 million, ensuring programming to support the success of farmers, ranchers and agri-businesses continues.  

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With the release of 66 greater sage-grouse into the wild, the Calgary Zoo, in partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and Parks Canada, has significantly boosted one of Canada’s most endangered birds at a time when fewer than 250 remain in their habitat. 

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Farm Credit Canada is now accepting applications from registered charities and non-profit organizations in rural Canada for the FCC AgriSpirit Fund. The fund will award $1.5 million in funding this year.

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In conjunction with Lethbridge’s Ag Expo, Team Alberta held an event at the Lethbridge Coast Hotel where they presented a Government and Policy Outlook for 2019 on Feb. 28.

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Back in November 2018, 4-H Canada announced a two-year multi-partner agreement that supports the well-being of rural youth across Canada. The agreement includes the creation of the 4-H Canada Healthy Living Initiative, which begins in Spring 2019.