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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…

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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…

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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.

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More than $2.6 million in grant funding will support St. Mary River Irrigation District in managing and delivering water for irrigation in southern Alberta.

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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.

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This week’s Cattle Market update provides both some positive and not to so positive numbers for beef producers. Highlights include:

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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.

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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.

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Grow Hope Saskatchewan is proud to announce the launch of our first southern Saskatchewan Grow Hope project. The project, now in its third year, partners with Saskatchewan farmers and donors to help raise money for food security projects around the world through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank …

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There have been some unexpected impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  One of these is the new celebrity status of our Chief Medical Health Officers.  A lot of people who just a few short months ago never even knew every province had a Chief Medical Health Officer are now hanging on to every wor…

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A significant portion of Canadian farmers have had an incident resulting in an injury or close call on their operation, but these accidents don't necessarily change behaviour, according to a recent survey by Farm Credit Canada (FCC).

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AFSC has extended the purchase deadline for Western Livestock Price Insurance Program (WLPIP) calf insurance until June 18, 2020 and with the recent cattle market volatility, Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) is strongly encouraging producers to consider purchasing insurance to protect prices in …

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For the period May 12 -18 in Saskatchewan, seeding is progressing quickly.

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Methanex, which has a plant in Medicine Hat, says global demand for methanol declined seven per cent in early 2020, but it expects steeper decline in the spring as global trade slows and the price of crude oil remains low.

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In response to COVID-19, the Government of Alberta has created a new Agriculture Training Support Program to help employers in the food supply chain provide necessary training to new Alberta employees.

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The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is raising concerns about disrupted access to cardlocks and rural fuel supplies due to the ongoing labour dispute between Co-op and Unifor. Farmers raised the alarm after a recent picket line made it difficult to access a Co-op si…

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The closures and slowdowns at local meatpacking plants in the past few weeks due to COVID-19 outbreaks have already begun having a downward impact on prices of fat cattle, feeder cattle and cow cull cattle for local ranchers, feedlots and at cattle auction marts.

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 With the pandemic and the public’s taking more of a keen interest on essentials such as where their food comes from and its safety, many in Swift Current and southwest Saskatchewan know the name of Dr. Ron DePauw. DePauw’s experience as the Senior Principal Research Scientist and Senior Pri…