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U.S. Dairy Industry Split On Feelings Towards Supply Management

Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) was part of an ag delegation in Washington last week to oversee the first round of NAFTA renegotiations. DFC Vice President David Wiens said that while Canada is united…

Alberta Crop Report

Combines have been rolling for a couple weeks now with harvest 2017 well underway. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry released their crop report for the week of August 15, and Southern Alberta is…

Start Your Own CattleWomen's Group Today

An organization aimed at bringing cattlewomen together in the United States, has the potential to come to Canada. American National CattleWomen (ANCW) empowers and supports women as advocates who…

Alberta Open Farm Days was a Great Success

People from across the Province saddled up for a countryside road trip to meet the producers who grow our food. Last weekend, Alberta Open Farm days gave the public the opportunity to see what life…

NDP Lays Out NAFTA Priorities

Alberta's Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Deron Bilous, is back from a meeting in Washington state with U.S. legislators and there was plenty of talk about NAFTA negotiations. Bilous…

Replacement Heifer Breeding Tips

Summer is quickly coming to an end, which means weaning time is coming soon. This time of year, producers have already been spending time carefully hand picking heifers to keep desired genetics in…
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Beef Cattle Research Council Optimistic about CAP

File Photo. The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) is an organization dedicated to developing research to better the Canadian beef cattle industry, but the research can cost a pretty penny. Their…

Livestock Producers may Look like the Bad Guys in New Food Guide

Livestock Producers are said to be some of the best environmental stewards of the land, but proposed changes to the Canadian Food Guide may have consumers thinking otherwise. Not only are livestock…

The Future Looks Bright at Cattlemen's Young Leaders Selections

While many farmers are hitting the fields this time of year, hundreds of beef industry members are heading to Calgary. The Canadian Beef Industry Conference is happening August 15 -17 at the Calgary…

Ranchers Improved their Cattle Handling Skills with Dylan Biggs

It's interesting how we sometimes use too much pressure when handling cattle to get the job done as quick as possible, but accept the default cost of taking an extra couple hours to go fix broken…

15th Annual Entrepreneurial Agriculture Tour Took Place in Red Deer

The 15th annual Entrepreneurial Agriculture Tour took place in Red Deer County, August 2, 2017. The tour highlighted new innovation, and made a stop at Mark and Diane Kaun's, which is located just…

Alberta Canola Producers Commission is looking for New Directors

The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is looking for four new directors to serve on their board. Directors serve a three-year term, and must be canola producers. To be considered an eligible canola…

Final List Released of Eligible Regions for Livestock Tax Deferral

Producers should be checking if they qualify for a livestock tax deferral. The final list for 2016 of regions eligible for this deferral has been released, and includes producers in the M.D. of…

New Program to Help Grain Exporters and Producers

The Canadian Government wants to show it's support for the growing demand of Canadian grain in the international market. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, announced an…

4-H Celebrated 100 Years in Alberta Last Weekend

The 4-H program in Alberta has seen many changes over the years, such as how 4-H beef projects used to be sold at 600-700 lbs, and are now finished at 1200-1400 lbs. An event called Centennial Fever,…

Changing Consumer Trends Show in Dairy Industry

The demand for butter fat in the dairy market is expected to increase come fall. Historically, the markets have always shown this increase, and General Manager of Alberta Milk, Mike Southwood,…

Diamondback Moth Larvae More of a Problem than Predicted

Diamondback moth larvae have become a growing concern in canola this year. Brittany Hennig, Agronomy Specialist for Southern Alberta with the Canola Council of Canada, says the numbers have come as a…

Look for Alberta Open Farm Days in Your Community

Alberta Open Farm Days is coming up August 19-20. Farmers and ranchers invite the urban community to come and learn about where their food comes from. Trail's End Beef, is a grassfed beef ranch in…

Measuring Hybrid Vigor in Your Herd

A new DNA tool will make an appearance at the Cow-Forage Gentec Tour at the Lacombe Research Center, August 22. The tool, called Invigor HX, is like Ancestry.com for your cow-calf operation. Invigor…

4-H Alberta is Celebrating 100 Years

4-H Alberta is celebrating 100 years August 4-6 in Olds. 4-H Centennial Fever will have a number of activities throughout the weekend, including project demonstrations, a concert, fireworks, and a…

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