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Province submits 11 projects to lower greenhouse gas emissions

The province has submitted 11 projects to the Federal Government’s Low Carbon Economy Fund. One of the projects was submitted from the Ministry of Agriculture and focuses on marginal land. Bill Gruel…

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…

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. Alberta and Saskatchewan saw some showers this past week, with…

Want to sleep better?...Buy hail insurance

Now's the time of year that farmers are starting to think about hail insurance. Bruce Lowe, CEO of AG Direct Hail Insurance explains why having adequate coverage is so important. "Hail is that one…

Over 1/3 of crop has been seeded in the province

Farmers are making some good progress when it comes to Spring Seeding after getting a late start due to cool conditions. Crops Extension Specialist Daphne Cruise says provincially about 34% of the…

Farmers to look out insects

After a hot dry year last year and the potential for similar conditions this year, there could be heavy flea beetle pressure in canola. There are two main flea beetles to watch out for the Crucifer…

Farmers to look out for insects

After a hot dry year last year and the potential for similar conditions this year, there could be heavy flea beetle pressure in canola. There are two main flea beetles to watch out for the Crucifer…

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,…

Dry conditions from last year means increased potential for herbicide carryover

Farmers are monitoring the potential for herbicide carryover this year following last year’s dry conditions. Farmers in the West Central, South Central and Southwest areas of the Province had a very…

Farmers reminded to be more conscious of biosecurity issues

Farmers are busy working on putting this year’s crop in the ground and with the increasing spread of disease, farmers today have to be more conscious of biosecurity issues on the farm. Allie Noble, a…

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…

Cattleman still have time to purchase calf insurance program

Cow-Calf operators still have time to purchase their calf insurance program through the Western Livestock Price Insurance Program. Cattlemen have been seeing the benefits of reducing some of the…

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