Empress' Hayes Howe has a lot of reasons to smile these days. Sure it has been cold, but he is enjoying life on his mom's Two Rivers' black Angus ranch near Empress. Hayes rides horses, works cows with his mom and has done pretty well with showing livestock.
Department of Plant Science PhD student at the University of Manitoba Callum Morrison has a keen interest in what farmers are doing on the prairies.
The first harvest for a Grow Hope Saskatchewan project on a farm near Swift Current brought together local community members and those supporting this initiative to reduce hunger in the world.
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…
A community growing project in the Swift Current area successfully completed another season in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
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…
When Karen Beauchemin first started her career in agricultural research, she couldn’t have predicted what kind of career she would have and all of the beef producers she would assist.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Marie-Claude Bibeau in late July announced that approximately 800 new positions are expected to be created through the Youth Employment and Skills Program for the 2020/2021 program year. The enhanced program, which launched on May 26, is now fully subscrib…
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.
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.
Amendments to the Meat Inspection Regulation will cut red tape and provide Albertans with greater access to locally produced meat while maintaining food safety.
There is a niche market in Saskatchewan for beef production on native prairie that also protects species at risk, and the Prairie Provides logo can help ranchers to connect with those consumers.
The Exhibition Park Exolution upgrade got a super charge from the provincial government to help transform it into a world class agrifood hub right here in Lethbridge.
Nichole Neubauer was on the phone with this reporter to discuss the first face-to-face Champions of Agriculture meeting held June 25 when another call came in.
As part of any business, farming has a lot of paperwork and for those agriculture producers in Saskatchewan there is a lot to deal withThere are a lot of forms to fill out for farmers these days
Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) announced today that, in response to restrictions and recommendations surrounding COVID-19, CWA's 50th show will be postponed until 2021.
With long time Alberta Beef Producers general manager Rich Smith retiring, ABP has given the reigns to Medicine Hat-area’s Brad Dubeau.
In response to the recent challenges faced by Alberta’s beekeepers, Agriculture and Forestry is introducing a new Canadian Agricultural Partnership program.
On June 9 while hosting a videoconference with media, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced the launch of the second call for proposals under the Local Food Infrastructure Fund. This second call for proposals, valued at $43.4 million, will begin…
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.
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.
Meghan A. Vankosky, Ph.D. a research scientist with Field Crop Entomology Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says it will be a challenging year in regards to the crop pest situation, but like most aspects of agriculture, future weather will predict a lot of the impact the insect pests will have.
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 …
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…
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…