Local farmers and ranchers are struggling with drought as high temperatures prematurely age crops, deteriorate pastures, draw down local reservoirs, and create the potential for devastating storms.
A 4-H livestock show and steer sale took place from July 1-3 as one of the in-person events during the 2021 Frontier Days lineup of activities that included both virtual programming and live events.
Brothers Max and Louis Kaumeyer from Okotoks have been named as two of the 24 semi-finalists for The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association’s (CCA) Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Mentorship Program.
In July of 2021, the Alberta Wheat and Alberta Barley commissions are launching a consultation with farmers regarding a possible amalgamation to form a single commission.
The underlying idea behind the Do More Agriculture movement is that there is a lot of stress in the agriculture industry and mental health and mental wellness are two areas which need improvement. However, because the farm and ranching lives are unique in their work and lifestyles something …
Please find attached the latest Cattle Market Update, for the week ending June 25. Please note that we will take a break over the summer, resuming weekly reporting near the end of August. Highlights for the week include the following:
Richardson Pioneer Limited announces plans to build a new high throughput grain elevator in Carmichael, located 65 km west of Swift Current. Construction began earlier this month and is expected to be completed by the fall of 2022.
Protein Industries Canada announced a co-investment into a project that will utilize some of Canada’s most widely grown crops in the development of new plant-based foods and ingredients.
Dr. Michele Konschuh, a research associate in the Department of Biological Sciences, is leading a study to help ensure Alberta’s potato industry stays healthy, thanks to a three-year grant from the province’s Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) fund and in-kind support from stakeholde…
With summer fast approaching and people spending more time outside amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Abell Pest Control sees an increase in tick activity across the country and the potential for an increase in the spread of Lyme disease.
Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit awarded scholarships to four Saskatchewan students pursing an agriculture-related education on May 6.
The Agriculture Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is pleased the Government of Saskatchewan is investing in agricultural programming and in improving rural telecommunications.
The company behind one of the longest standing proposals to build a wind farm in southeast Alberta says it will resubmit plans next month for the Peace Butte Wind project next month.
2020 was a bad year for many but especially for beekeepers who were unable to import any bees from out of country due to eliminated commercial flights. Unfortunate, 2021 isn’t off to flying, flowery start either.
Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is building a foundation of knowledge to better understand and support Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs to grow and thrive in Canada’s agriculture and food industry.
With the pandemic the importance of basic, yet under appreciated necessities of life like food production, is more on the public consciousness. For agriculture, getting children interested in food production should start at an early age, no matter whether they live in rural or urban areas.
The President of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is disappointed with the Supreme Court of Canada ruling on the challenges to federal jurisdiction over carbon taxation.
Wheatland County in conjunction with other municipalities such as Mountain View County and County of Newell are sponsoring a Shelterbelt and Ecobuffer Webinar April 8, which will feature the expertise of representatives from the Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society.
Sask. Premier Scott Moe announced March 10 that the province will advance $11.2 million in economic stimulus funds for the Rural Integrated Roads for Growth (RIRG) program.
Prairie farmers and ranchers are key partners in one of the largest prairie grassland conservation efforts in Canadian history. Announced recently, the Weston Family Prairie Grasslands Initiative supports organizations that are working with local communities to deliver conservation solutions…
As temperatures rise, many Albertans are eager to return outdoors after a long winter at home. Yet with spring in the air, it’s important to know how changing ice conditions can impact your safety.
March 2021 has once again been proclaimed as Agriculture Literacy Month in Saskatchewan. Agriculture Literacy Month allows students across the province to participate in conversations and activities to help them learn about the agriculture industry. This year the Government of Saskatchewan…
(CP) Two dozen meat processors will share $7.8 million from Ottawa to cover the costs of “exceptional” activities to maintain production during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saskatchewan Stock Growers Foundation (SSGF) is pleased to announce it has been awarded $3.4M from the Weston Family Foundation Prairie Grasslands Initiative to collaborate on one of the largest prairie grasslands conservation efforts in Canadian history.
Lethbridge & District Exhibition March 5 announced a new way for the agriculture community to come together, allowing vendors, exhibitors and businesses access that they would traditionally have at AG-EXPO.
Southern Alberta canola producers stand to benefit from a joint research project by Lethbridge College and Farming Smarter.
In a cow-calf operation where cattle are often fed in pens for a portion of the year, pens are generally cleaned at least annually to remove accumulated manure and bedding. While backgrounders and feedlots have enforced protocols to manage and store manure, general guidelines apply to all pr…
CF Industries posted record production and sales during 2020 and expects a banner 2021 in the fertilizer business while it advances renewable energy and production projects, officials said as they detailed their fourth-quarter earnings report on Thursday.
More than $2.9 million dollars will be invested by beef producers into new research and technology transfer projects in 2021 through the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off. Proposals for twenty-nine more projects have been approved for funding by the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) to advan…
A research project by Lethbridge College researchers is breaking new ground in the study of subsurface drip fertigation (SDF).