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Considerations When Shopping For Your Next Bull

Beef producers are looking for their new herd sires this time of year. Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) Research and Innovation Coordinator, Stacey Domolewski, says there's no one type of bull…

Canadian Animal Transportation Regulations Updated

On Wednesday, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) published amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations on animal transportation. The overall objective is that animals arrive at their…

Wage Support For Employing Young People On Farms This Summer

The Alberta Government is helping farmers give youth work experience in agriculture this summer. The Summer Farm Employment Program reimburses employers 50 per cent of wages, or $500 per month, from…

Reframing The Conversation Around Antibiotics

Farmers need to reframe the conversation on the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture. That from Dr. Leah Dorman with Phibro Animal Health. "I think it's important because there is a lot of…

Building A Country Road

Whether, or not to construct a road near the community of Namaka, and to pave a portion of township road 250 was part of the discussion at the February 19 meeting of Wheatland County council.…

UCP Plans To Repeal Bill 6 If Elected

Over the weekend, United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney said if elected they'll repeal Bill 6. The farm safety legislation enacted in 2016 under the NDP government would end with the UCP's…

Training A Computer To Recognize And Tend For Prairie Crops

A University of Winnipeg research project has received a $250,000 Weston Seeding Food Innovation Grant. The project will examine ways to train a computer to recognize and tend for prairie crops. To…

Alberta Open Farm Day Host Applications Now Open

The Province is already gearing up for Open Farm Days this summer by accepting host farm applications. This year's event will be held Saturday, August 17 to Sunday, August 18. This will be the…

New Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program

The federal government has announced an investment of $50.3 million over five years for the new Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP). "Canada's agricultural sector is strong and…

Class 1 License Changes Cause Problems For Ag Industry

Alberta's agriculture community was surprised to hear about changes to getting a Class 1 drivers license starting March 1, 2019. Alberta Transportation says they consulted with groups representing…

New $10 Million Grant Program For Alberta Ag Societies

Agriculture Societies can now get funding from the Province to cut costs and emissions. On Thursday, February 7, a $10 million grant program was announced which will be paid for by 2018-19 Climate…

Feed A Farmer Cook-Off Showcases Alberta Agriculture

Agriculture for Life hosted their Feed a Farmer Celebrity Cook-Off on Tuesday in celebration of Canada's Agriculture Day. The event was hosted at the Atco Blue Flame Kitchen in Calgary, where local…

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