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).
On June 13, at the Medicine Hat Feeding Company and on its sales website, there will be a special, non-traditional sale.
Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) is pleased to announce that it is now in the startup phase, paving the way for the establishment of a new vision for agriculture research in Alberta. The non-profit, farmer-led company will operate at arm’s length from the Government of Alberta, and…
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 …
Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, on behalf of Farm Credit Canada (FCC), announced May 14 the launch of a $100-million Agriculture and Food Business Solutions Fund to support proven, viable companies through unexpected business disruptions, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
As Saskatchewan deals with the challenges of COVID-19, it is important to remember to also take care of your mental health. We recognize the challenges facing the agriculture industry and we are here to support producers.
After a range of challenges last season, Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) stands ready to help producers as they move into the 2020 crop year.
Customers around the world have begun asking Canada for assurances that our supply chain will remain whole during the COVID-19 pandemic and that Canada will be an ongoing reliable supplier of grain. These are valid questions that are shared by Canadian consumers. The lack of flour in most …
Trying to overcome the pandemic has been a difficult process for many in agriculture-related fields…the first being being able to stay operating. When word came down those in agriculture were considered an essential service, it was welcome news
As people across the province and country respond to COVID-19, we're here to help Saskatchewan's agriculture industry do the same. The team at the Ministry of Agriculture is here to support you and ensure our supply of safe, healthy food remains uninterrupted. To help with this, we've gather…
it is a trying time for agriculture. For the sugar beet farmers in the industry in Southern Alberta, they will be led by someone who has a lot of experience
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd. announced the appointment of Fred Thun as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Thun is based out of UFA’s head office in Calgary.
It’s the middle of April, but nearly 40% of respondents to the Agricultural Producer’s Association of Saskatchewan’s (APAS) most recent farm survey still have unharvested crop left in the field from last year. The weekly survey tracks the ongoing situation for the province’s farmers as they …
In a statement April 14, the new Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) board said it will “provide essential oversight to ensure the agency’s programs and services are delivered effectively and meet the needs of rural Alberta.”
April 1st is an especially important day at Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA), because it’s the day the organization begins issuing new 2020 spring cash advances to farmers across Western Canada.
The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is calling attention to the role that Canadian agriculture can and must play during the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd. approved a patronage dividend of $14.1 million to its membership at a special meeting of the Assembly on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
On March 23, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau approved a Stay of Default for the 2018 Advance Payments Program (APP) affecting farmers with cash advances on field crops, cattle and bison. The announcement includes a 6-month extension of the 2018 Stay of Default for grai…
· Saskatchewan feeder steer experienced price declines over the week with price comparisons from all the weight categories from the previous week. Saskatchewan feeder steer prices declined between $25.10 per cwt and $11.07 per cwt over the week. The biggest price declines were in the…
As of March 4, 2023, landowners will no longer be allowed to use strychnine to control Richardson's Ground Squirrels (RGS) in Canada. This is the final decision passed down March 4 by Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). There will be a three-year phase out period.
In light of evolving concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) has decided to postpone their midterm Policy Conference, which was scheduled for March 16-17 in Saskatoon.
Wheat and barley commissions from the prairie provinces have voiced their concerns over a seed variety use agreement (SVUA) that is being launched by the Canadian Seed Trade Association and the Canadian Plant Technology Agency. The two organizations made the announcement on Feb. 25.
A new era of progress helping livestock producers benefit from the latest knowledge, science and innovations has kicked off for Connect OnFarm.
On Feb. 22, the three partners responsible for Alberta’s premiere youth organization made a joint announcement on the future direction for 4-H in Alberta. The announcement followed an extensive engagement process that was completed with the 4-H community throughout the province.
The Milk River Watershed Council Canada is pleased to introduce the Watershed Best-Beef Stewardship Contest in celebration of the Canadian Ag. Day.
Southern Alberta is indeed exposed to problems with agricultural global trade, said Peter Casurella, executive director of the SouthGrow Regional Initiative.
There are five new crop missions that go to different countries around the world to help sell Canadian wheat. “They take one farmer on each of these trade missions,” said Gary Stanford, chairperson of the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC).
The Alberta Beef, Forage and Grazing Centre invites you to join their Annual Meeting on February 5, at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Lacombe Research and Development Centre, Administration Building beginning at 9 a.m.
The Alberta government is holding engagement sessions running now until January 25 seeking input on farmer-led agricultural research. After hearing the government's commitment to move towards a new research framework, Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) collaborated with agriculture commodity board…