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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.

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An early sell-off of cattle in response to the persistent drought conditions and rising feed prices last summer has not impacted auction volumes to any great extent, according to a market analyst with Alberta Agriculture.

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Farm Credit Canada invites agriculture producers to come out and learn from experts in the agriculture industry at an FCC Ag Knowledge Exchange event coming soon to Foremost.

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In keeping with Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) commitment to providing timely and relevant economic insights to Canada’s agriculture industry, FCC chief agricultural economist J.P. Gervais shares five key economic trends in agriculture to watch in 2019.

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The partnership between the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) and organizations such as the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) goes back a few years and these partnerships such as these make sense. They all have the same goal - bringing a top-quality product to the table wh…

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 Anne Wasko, a marketing analyst for the Canadian cattle industry, recently spoke at several FCC Knowledge Exchange events across Southern Alberta and Saskatchewan.