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Walmart Introduces Canadian AAA Angus Beef Program

As of May 11 2017, Walmart introduced their new Canadian AAA Angus Beef Program. Walmart released a statement saying this will signal a further commitment from the retailer in offering top quality,…

Agriculture and NAFTA Discussed at Trilateral Trade Meeting

On Tuesday, June 20th in Savannah, Georgia, North America's Ag leaders met to discuss the upcoming NAFTA re-negotiations. It was the first meeting between Canadian Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay,…

Alberta Business Featured in the New Innovation Section of Farm Show

Canada's Farm Progress Show is celebrating it's 40th Anniversary. The show will be held June 21-23 in Regina, Sask. One of the Alberta businesses to be featured in the new innovation section of the…

U.S. Dollar one of the Reasons for Increase in Beef Prices

Consumers are seeing high beef prices partially because of pressure from the U.S. and their high dollar. The beef exports going into states are causing a supply shortage as well, also resulting in…

Former Ag Minister Fjordbotten Passes Away

Former Agriculture Minister and Alberta MLA, Leroy Fjordbotten, passed away June 8th at the age of 78. Serving his position as the Ag Minister from 1983 to 1986, he served with Premiers Peter…

Alberta 4-H Member Wins Trip to Ottawa

Grade 11 student, Cassidy Read, will be going on the trip of a lifetime thanks to her public speaking skills. She placed first at a public speaking competition a couple of weeks ago at 4-H on Parade…

CanolaPALOOZA is the Canola Event of the Year

The CanolaPALOOZA is an event that brings the best research and agronomists into one place. It's designed for producers to come and learn in an interactive environment. The event is set up like a…

The Future Farm Expo is Coming Soon

The FutureFarm Canada Expo is coming up soon, where new technologies in agriculture will be showcased. The three day event will be held in Olds July 6-8. This is truly a unique event which offers…

Canola Council Reminds Farmers not to Spray Quinclorac

The Canola Council of Canada is reminding producers the member companies of the Western Grains Elevator Association, and the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association, will not be accepting accepting…

Pork Industry Remains Strong Despite Trade Talk

Canada has recently become the largest North American pork exporter to China. Alberta Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Oneil Carlier, says Alberta pork is viewed as a quality product around the…

Downy Brome in Southern Alberta

Downy brome is starting to become a problem is Southern Alberta. There has been rumour the weed is starting to become resistant to herbicides and making a resurgence in southern regions of the…

Winter Wheat Solution for Unseeded Acres

The Western Winter Wheat Initiative is encouraging farmers to seed winter wheat this spring as a solution to unharvested acres from last year. Getting a crop in the ground while combining crops from…

McGill University Works to Reduce Ag Green House Gases

Farmers have always been working hard to protect the land and environment they work in, and now McGill University is trying to make it easier and more cost-effective to do so. The Agriculuture Green…

TB Investigation Still in Progress

No new cases of Bovine Tuberculosis have been identified in Alberta or Saskatchewan. The investigation is still in progress, and no primary source of the disease has been identified. The current…

Young People Speak Up for Agriculture

The Calgary Stampede is hosting a public speaking competition for young Albertans with a passion for agriculture. The Alberta's Young Speakers for Agriculture Competition gives young people an…

Wheat Check-Off Reduction Coming Soon

Alberta farmers will see a nine cent reduction per tonne in their week-check off effective this August. Since the end of the Canadian Wheat Board in 2012, farmers have had two reductions off their…

Equipment Sales Still Strong

Farmers are still purchasing new equipment, even in Alberta's economic down times. The Ag industry is remaining strong as a separate entity in the economy. Crops are looking great this year, peaking…

Ag Coalition Concerned Over Bill 17

Farmers and ranchers are concerned about unionization on farms after Bill 17 was passed this Tuesday. The Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act was passed Tuesday morning of this week, just months…

Exploring Jobs In Agribusiness

The Green Certificate Program will now be offered with no cost to High School students thanks to the Alberta Government. Up to $400,000 will be invested into the Green Certificate Program through the…

Farmers Working To Manage Pests

High gopher numbers this time of year are causing farmers grief. Ag Fieldman of Vulcan County, Kelly Malmberg, says this could be because of the warm start to spring. "You don't really see the…

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