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Federal Ag Minister Meets With Alberta Producers

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay was in Calgary last week to talk with stakeholders about the challenges and opportunities in the ag sector. MacAulay held a roundtable discussion with…

Alberta Federation Of Agriculture Wants Abandoned Wells Cleaned Up

The Alberta Federation of Agriculture is hopeful the almost quarter billion dollar, interest-free loan to the Orphan Well Association by the Alberta Government, announced last week will begin to…

Longview 4-H Delivers A Huge Donation

The Delivering A Better Experience Campaign supporting High River Maternity has received its first major contribution through the Longview 4-H Beef Club's Donation Steer program. Each year a steer…

Selling Hail Insurance Direct To The Customer

Hail insurance is a hot commodity as farmers start looking toward the summer and more active weather. The CEO of Ag Direct Hail Insurance, Bruce Lowe says their success is based on being online and…

More Groups Onside With Transportation Act Changes

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association and the Canadian Canola Growers Association are welcoming new transportation legislation introduced by the federal government earlier this week.…

Alberta Wheat Commission Happy With Transportation Bill

The Alberta Wheat Commission says its pleased to see the federal government moving forward on long-term solutions to rail transportation challenges. Transport Minister Marc Garneau said Tuesday…

Commission Promotes Life's Simple Ingredient

The Alberta Wheat Commission earlier this month launched its first consumer marketing campaign “Life’s Simple Ingredient.” Commission General Manger Tom Steve says it's important to promote Alberta…

Farming Of The Future In The Spotlight This July

Plans are gearing up for the FutureFarm Canada Expo coming up this July. Olds college, Agri-Trade Equipment and dmg :: events are collaborating to put it on. Executive Vice-President of dmg :: events…

AgGrowth Coalition Wants Business Risk Management Review In Next Policy Framework

Canada's AgGrowth Coalition is disappointed that federal and provincial governments have not yet made a clear commitment to undertake a comprehensive review of Business Risk Management (BRM) for…

Multi-Level Ag Meetings This Week

Canada's federal, provincial and territorial ministers of agriculture met in Ottawa this week to discuss a number of issues. Among them was the development of the next agricultural policy framework,…

Senate Ag Committee Releases Report

A Senate Agriculture and Forestry Committee has come out with 18 recommendations they'd like the federal government to work on to improve agriculture trade. Deputy Chair Senator Terry Mercer says…

Manitoba Grower Groups Won't Join Alberta And Saskatchewan

Alberta and Saskatchewan grower groups won't be joined by their Manitoba counterparts. The Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) is defending its decision to not sign a Memorandum of…

Wheat Commission Wants Interim Measure Put In Place

The Alberta Wheat Commission wants the federal government to take fast action in legislating improvements to rail service, and encourages interim accountability measures to remain in place for now.…

Throw Open The Gates

Farmers and ranchers are being invited to throw open the gates and show off their operations this summer during Open Farm Days. Minister of Culture and Tourism Ricardo Miranda says the popularity of…

Wheat Growers Want Trade With U.S. Harmonized

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA) has concerns with respect to the open wheat market and cross-border trade with the United States. The group is calling on the Government of…

Alberta Beef Producers Young Guns Is Back

The Alberta Beef Producers is searching for young people involved in 4-H, between the ages of eight and 21, involved in beef, junior cattle shows or beef production for its Young Guns contest. Canada…

ABP Invests In R&D

The Alberta Beef Producers and the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association have put out the call for applications for research and development in areas that address targeted industry priorities. The…
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Clearing The Way For Pollinators

Syngenta Canada and the Soil Conservation Council of Canada are partnering to expand Operation Pollinator in western Canada. The Syngenta program focuses on research and partnerships to promote the…

AFSC Gets New Board Of Directors

The Agriculture Financial Services Corporation has a new eight member Board of Directors. An interim board was put in place last June after the previous board was dismissed over executive expenses…

AFSC And Government Work To Hasten Inspections

Alberta's Agriculture Minister has met with Alberta crop commissions to discuss farmers’ concerns about unharvested crops. Alberta Financial Services Corporation and Government officials confirmed…

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