Put seven combines together on a quarter section of land and it doesn’t take long for the crop to be harvested. Aug. 8, a group of volunteers had the 160 acres of hard red spring wheat in the bin in short order, with all of the money going to the HALO Air Ambulance.
Like Europeans in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Jos Langeweg was drawn to the wide-open spaces of Alberta as a means to build a better life for him and his family. The Langewegs, however, came much later.
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.
Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village in Pincher Creek, Alberta is one of several locations that will be participating in Open Farm Days on August 17.
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.
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…
Producers have an opportunity to visit the organic field trials that are part of the organic research program at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Swift Current Research and Development Centre.
Canadian producers are being asked to share their views on proposed changes to seed royalty structures for cereal crops in a new online survey that launched July 15.
When Shayne Hamilton first started growing medicinal cannabis 15 years ago under the Marijuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR), he was primarily providing his product for elderly clients who wanted the benefits that medicinal cannabis provided, but did not want to feel the effects of the T…
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…
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.
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.
On June 8, Alberta Milk hosted their 4th annual ‘Breakfast at the Dairy Farm’ event for the Southern Alberta region at Kingslake Hutterite Colony.
Lethbridge College will receive nearly $1.15 million in federal research funding, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced June 13 in Ontario.
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.
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…
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are pleased that the Canadian and American governments have reached an agreement to remove the tariffs on steel and aluminum.
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…
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?’
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…
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.
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…
The Swift Current Agricultural and Exhibition Association hosted the “Discover the Farm: A Farm Facts Experience’ on April 25-26, at the Stockade Building, Kinetic Park, Swift Current.
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…
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.
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.
Megz Reynolds, farmer from Kyle will once again testify in front of the House of Commons Agriculture committee on April 9.
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd. (“UFA”) approved a patronage dividend of $14 million dollars to its membership at its Annual General Meeting (“AGM”), held Friday, March 15.
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.
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.
The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) is pleased to announce that Gary Stanford was voted Chair and Hannah Konschuh was voted as Vice-Chair of its board of directors. The election took place earlier today following AWC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at FarmTech in Edmonton.
Ralph Wright, manager of AF’s agro-meteorological applications and modelling section, analyzes the latest data as of March 13.
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.
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.
Alberta Breeder Finance (ABFI) had a presence at the 2019 South Country Co-op Ag Expo that took place at Lethbridge Exhibition Park and has been a presence at the Ag Expo for approximately six years.
Hay and high-quality grassland for grazing was hard to come by last year in some parts of Alberta but the answer for 2019 may be this year’s forage program from Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and Nutrien Ag SolutionsTM.
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.
There will be a few new consignors at the upcoming Spring Bull Show and Sale in Medicine Hat, but a few others that have opted out of this year's event.
The Taber/Vauxhall RCMP Detachment is holding public meetings in Taber and Vauxhall on March 16 to try and generate interest in creating a Rural Crime Watch Program for the district.
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.