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Dry Conditions Expected To Return

While many parts of the Prairies received some much needed rain over the past few days, the warm, dry conditions are expected to return. Senior Agricultural Meteorologist with World Weather Inc.,…

Viterra Donates Land to Help End World Hunger

Viterra is donating the use of land around six of its grain terminals in Alberta and Saskatchewan to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The nearly 400 acres will be farmed by volunteers in the different…

Agriflash Headlines for May 18

400 Acres Donated to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank Viterra is donating roughly 400 acres of land around six of its grain terminals in Alberta and Saskatchewan to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The land…

4-H Members Win Trip to Explore Ag in NWT

4-H members from across the Province will be visiting the North West Territories and Northern Alberta on an Agriculture Development Tour. Grade 12 student, Cassidy Read from Okotoks, has been in the…

Local 4-H Member Wins Trip to Explore Ag in NWT

4-H members from across the Province will be visiting the North West Territories and Northern Alberta on an Agriculture Development Tour. Grade 12 student, Cassidy Read from Okotoks, has been in the…

Agriflash Headlines for May 17

Record Spud Production in 2017 A record amount of potatoes were produced in Alberta last year. According to a report from ATB Financial, the Province grew over 2 billion pounds of spuds. Over the…

Foothills MP Tours Innovations in Canadian Ag

Members of Parliament toured the country last week to see how the government can help grow Canada's agriculture industry. The House of Commons Agriculture Committee toured Quebec, Ontario,…

CN Rail's Pulling Hopper Cars Off the Network

CN Rail is removing hopper cars from their network to put in short-term storage. The rail company said, they've seen a decrease in demand for grains cars in Western Canada, which is typical for this…

Agriflash Headlines for May 16

Seeding is in Full Swing in the Province As of last week, seeding is about 10 per cent complete in Alberta. According to Alberta Ag and Forestry's latest Crop Report for May 8th, seeding progress is…

Seeding About 10 Per Cent Done in Alberta

As of last week, seeding is about 10 per cent complete in Alberta. According to Alberta Agriculture and Forestry's latest Crop Report for May 8th, seeding progress is about 7 to 10 days behind the…

Discussing Changes to Buying Livestock Antibiotics

A meeting was recently held to discuss the upcoming changes to antimicrobial use in farm animals. The event was put on by Alberta Farm Animal Care on April 30th at Olds College, and Beef Production…

Agriflash Headlines for May 15

4-H Premier Award Winner Alberta's 2018 4-H Premier Award winner has been chosen. Evan Jamieson from Dalemead has been a member of the Bow Valley Beef and Multi Club for nine years, and is keeping…

Agriflash Headlines for May 14

CN Rail Parks Over One Thousand Hopper Cars CN Rail temporarily parked about 1,200 hopper cars at the beginning of the month. In April, CN Rail spotted over an average of over 6,100 cars per week.…

Federal Ag Minister is in China

Federal Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay is heading to China for a week-long mission to showcase Canada's agri-food and seafood, help grow exports for Canadian products and strengthen the trading…

Local 4-H Club Brings their Big Day Back to Town

The High River Ag Society is excited to have a local 4-H club's big day back at the Ag Grounds. President of the High River Agricultural Society, Ted Evans, said the Longview 4-H Beef Club will once…

Stats Canada Releases March Stocks Report

Statistics Canada says as of March 31, 2018 total stocks of wheat and barley were lower compared with the same date in 2017. Total wheat stocks were at 16.4 million tonnes at the end of March, down…

Bringing Awareness to Mental Health in Agriculture

Bayer's Crop Science Division has contributed $20,000 to support mental health in the agriculture sector. Bayer has partnered with the Do More Agriculture Foundation which works to raises awareness…

Liberals Delay the Passage of Bill C-49 Again

The Liberal government had two chances to pass Bill C-49 Friday, but they refused to do so. Associate Shadow Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, John Barlow, said on May 11, the NDP proposed a…

USDA Releases May WASDE Report

The USDA released its May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) Report on Thursday. The report presents the USDA’s initial assessment of U.S. and world crop supply and demand…

Be Grain Safe!

Students were able to watch a grain rescue demonstration earlier this week at Farm Safety Day in Calgary. The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) brought their BeGrainSafe trailer, which…

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