Due to the summer’s high temperatures and drought, this year has been one of the hardest for Alberta’s beekeepers.
In response to growing need for support across the country, the governments of Alberta and Canada have announced a joint AgriRecovery program to provide assistance for beef producers.
An innovative and industry-engaged forage breeder has been granted the 2021 Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation. Dr. Surya Acharya received this award today at the 2021 virtual Canadian Beef Industry Conference to recognize the positive impacts of his researc…
In a new video spotlighting the Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation, 2020 winner Karen Beauchemin says, “It’s so fantastic to know that the work that we have been doing is important and recognized by the industry.”
On Aug. 15, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced that the Government of Canada has increased total AgriRecovery funding to up to $500 million to address extraordinary costs faced by producers due to drought and wildfires. This includes init…
Farming Smarter is in the process of engaging in a “Soil Conversation” with farmers province-wide about the negative impacts of soil erosion.
In response to widespread drought conditions, Council has carried a motion to declare the Municipal District of Taber (MDT) a local state of agricultural disaster effective August 10.
The Swift Current Municipal RCMP are requesting for assistance from the public. Sometime between 5 p.m. on August 9 and 7:00 a.m. the following morning on the 1900 block of South Service Road West in Swift Current, an unknown person(s) hooked up to a Metal Valley Manufacturing utility traile…
Alberta’s NDP have recently put out a call for the provincial government to offer support to farmers looking to become more energy efficient.
Dandelion Renewables, headquartered in Alberta and with an office in Maple Creek, looks to help provide the agricultural industry with new and innovative ways to be energy efficient.
A team of scientists has identified a promising resistance gene that could help fight a devastating fungus called stem rust, which attacks wheat crops and threatens global food security. The discovery, recently published in Nature Plants, also identifies a gene in the fungus that triggers th…
Local farmers and ranchers are struggling with drought as high temperatures prematurely age crops, deteriorate pastures, draw down local reservoirs, and create the potential for devastating storms.
A 4-H livestock show and steer sale took place from July 1-3 as one of the in-person events during the 2021 Frontier Days lineup of activities that included both virtual programming and live events.
Brothers Max and Louis Kaumeyer from Okotoks have been named as two of the 24 semi-finalists for The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association’s (CCA) Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Mentorship Program.
In July of 2021, the Alberta Wheat and Alberta Barley commissions are launching a consultation with farmers regarding a possible amalgamation to form a single commission.
The underlying idea behind the Do More Agriculture movement is that there is a lot of stress in the agriculture industry and mental health and mental wellness are two areas which need improvement. However, because the farm and ranching lives are unique in their work and lifestyles something …
Please find attached the latest Cattle Market Update, for the week ending June 25. Please note that we will take a break over the summer, resuming weekly reporting near the end of August. Highlights for the week include the following:
Richardson Pioneer Limited announces plans to build a new high throughput grain elevator in Carmichael, located 65 km west of Swift Current. Construction began earlier this month and is expected to be completed by the fall of 2022.
Protein Industries Canada announced a co-investment into a project that will utilize some of Canada’s most widely grown crops in the development of new plant-based foods and ingredients.
Dr. Michele Konschuh, a research associate in the Department of Biological Sciences, is leading a study to help ensure Alberta’s potato industry stays healthy, thanks to a three-year grant from the province’s Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) fund and in-kind support from stakeholde…
With summer fast approaching and people spending more time outside amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Abell Pest Control sees an increase in tick activity across the country and the potential for an increase in the spread of Lyme disease.
Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit awarded scholarships to four Saskatchewan students pursing an agriculture-related education on May 6.
The Agriculture Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is pleased the Government of Saskatchewan is investing in agricultural programming and in improving rural telecommunications.
The company behind one of the longest standing proposals to build a wind farm in southeast Alberta says it will resubmit plans next month for the Peace Butte Wind project next month.
2020 was a bad year for many but especially for beekeepers who were unable to import any bees from out of country due to eliminated commercial flights. Unfortunate, 2021 isn’t off to flying, flowery start either.
Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is building a foundation of knowledge to better understand and support Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs to grow and thrive in Canada’s agriculture and food industry.
With the pandemic the importance of basic, yet under appreciated necessities of life like food production, is more on the public consciousness. For agriculture, getting children interested in food production should start at an early age, no matter whether they live in rural or urban areas.
The President of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is disappointed with the Supreme Court of Canada ruling on the challenges to federal jurisdiction over carbon taxation.
Wheatland County in conjunction with other municipalities such as Mountain View County and County of Newell are sponsoring a Shelterbelt and Ecobuffer Webinar April 8, which will feature the expertise of representatives from the Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society.
Sask. Premier Scott Moe announced March 10 that the province will advance $11.2 million in economic stimulus funds for the Rural Integrated Roads for Growth (RIRG) program.