Ag News

CP Rail Unveils New High-Efficiency Trains

Earlier last week, CP Rail unveiled its next generation of grain transportation at the G3 Pasqua elevator near Moose Jaw, Sask. The 8,500-foot High Efficiency Product (HEP) train features new, and…

Doctor Questions Motives Behind New Canada Food Guide

There's a lot of attention being paid to the new, revised Canada Food Guide, which has yet to be released. Dr. Andrew Samis is a general surgeon and ICU doctor at Queen's University in Ontario. He…

Government Changing The Way Livestock Antibiotics Are Purchased

Changes to government legislation have the UFA concerned for farmers who've relied on them for decades to get their livestock antibiotics. UFA Vice-President of Commercial Agribusiness, Rob Giguere,…

Albertan Wins Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture Competition

Local Acme student, Emmett Sawyer is once again making headlines in his post-secondary career. He recently won first place in the senior category at the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture…

Wheat And Barley Commissions Wrapping Up Regional Meetings

Farmers got an update from their Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions earlier this month in Lacombe. On Tuesday, November 13 the commissions hosted one on their Next Level Farming regional meetings…

The Changing Role Of Women In Agriculture

The 32nd Annual Manitoba Farm Women's Conference was held this week in Winkler. The theme this year focused on taking care of yourself. Organizer Tracy Chappell talked about the changing role of…

4-H Canada Receives Funding For Healthy Living Initiative

4-H Canada has announced a two-year multi-partner agreement to support the emotional and physical well-being of rural youth across Canada through the creation of the 4-H Canada Healthy Living…

Livestock Producers And Vets To Work Closer Together Starting Dec 1

Livestock producers will be depending more on their vet starting December 1, as from that point on, a prescription will be required to purchase antibiotics. Veterinarian Dr. Wayne Tomlinson has been…

OHS Code Will Apply To Farms And Ranches Starting December 1

Coming up on Saturday, December 1st, Albertas Occupational Health and Safety Code will apply to farms and ranches. Farmers attended a workshop put on by the M.D. of Foothills Wednesday, November 14th…

New Survey Shows Canadians Thinking About Reducing Meat Consumption

A new survey from Dalhousie University shows just under a third of Canadians are thinking of reducing their meat consumption over the next six months. It also estimates over 6.4 million Canadians…

Agriflash Headlines for November 2

Would You Eat Lab Meat Made From Human Cells? Would you eat a Brad Pitt burger? Not made by him, but literally made from him! John Masswohl with the Canadian Cattlemen's Association says that's a…

Pork Producers Applaud CPTPP Ratification

Earlier this week, Canada became one of the first six countries to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). That gives us first-movers advantage. Rick…

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