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Jessica Giles

Agronomist Warns Farmers About The Spread Of Clubroot

Clubroot is often viewed as a Central Alberta problem, but the canola disease is spreading. The Canola Council of Canada says the disease leads to swollen, deformed plant roots that restrict water an... read more..

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Jessica Giles

Fall Cattle Run Winding Down

The fall cattle run is slowly coming to a close. Brian Perillat is a senior analyst with Canfax. "Certainly volumes have eased up quite a bit, maybe half of where they were in the peak run. The last... read more..

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Jessica Giles

Alberta Beef Producers Wants To Hear From You

Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) is keeping their chin up after the results of the recent plebiscite. Producers voted to keep their check-off refundable, which the association was hoping would change to ... read more..

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Jessica Giles

PGA Says It's Too Early To Call It A Potato Shortage

There's no need for potato lovers to panic about a spud shortage yet. Potato Growers of Alberta Executive Director, Terence Hochstein, says some areas of Canada did have a tough harvest due to cold, ... read more..

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Jessica Giles

Autonomous Power Platform DOT Hits The Market Next Year

Farmers will be able to buy a driverless machine next year to use in their fields. The autonomous, u-shaped power platform DOT carries sprayer, grain cart, and seeder implements, and has been designe... read more..

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Jessica Giles

Doctor Questions Motives Behind New Canada Food Guide

There's a lot of attention being paid to the new, revised Canada Food Guide, which has yet to be released. Dr. Andrew Samis is a general surgeon and ICU doctor at Queen's University in Ontario. He read more..

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Jessica Giles

Coulee Crest Farms Takes Home Environmental Stewardship Award

The Radau family from east of Bowden was honoured for being exceptional stewards of the land. They were awarded with the 2019 Alberta Beef Producers Environmental Stewardship award at the association... read more..

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Jessica Giles

CP Rail Unveils New High-Efficiency Trains

Earlier this week, CP Rail unveiled its next generation of grain transportation at the G3 Pasqua elevator near Moose Jaw, Sask. The 8,500-foot High Efficiency Product (HEP) train features new, and read more..

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Jessica Giles

Another Farm Forum Event Is In The Books!

Organizers say this year's Farm Forum Event went remarkably well. The three-day farming conference wrapped up in Calgary at the Telus Convention Centre on Thursday, December 6, which saw just under 6... read more..

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Jessica Giles

Statistics Canada Releases Production Report

Canadian farmers reported increased production of wheat and barley in 2018, while canola, corn for grain, soybeans and oat production was down from the previous year. Despite dry conditions, especial... read more..

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Jessica Giles

Autonomous Technology Coming To Fields In The Next Five Years

The rapid change in crop protection technology was one the topics presented at the Farm Forum Event in Calgary. On Wednesday, December 5, Warren Bills with xarvio Digital Farming Solutions shared his... read more..

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Jessica Giles

Food Expected To Cost More In 2019

The average Canadian family is expected to spend $411 more on food in 2019 than in 2018. According to 2019 edition of Canada's Food Price Report, the total cost of healthy food for the average family... read more..

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Jessica Giles

One Of Few Maritimers To Lead Canadian Angus Association

 In 112 years of Canadian Angus Association history, this is only their fourth President from the Maritimes. President, Trevor Welch is from Western New Brunswick, and was at the Farm Fair Inter read more..

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Jessica Giles

Montana Wheat Farmer Shares His Struggles With the 49th Parallel

A wheat grower from Montana shared his struggles with the invisible 49th parallel at Agri-Trade in Red Deer last month. Previously, American farmers growing registered Canadian wheat varieties could ... read more..

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Jessica Giles

Politics Influencing Forward Hog Contract Prices

Forward hog contract prices opened the week mixed. Tyler Fulton is the Director of Risk Management with Hams Marketing Services. "They are maintaining a very volatile trend...We're seeing a lot of p... read more..

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Jessica Giles

Cattle Producers Vote To Keep Their Check-Off Refundable

Cattle producers in Alberta voted to have their check-off dollars remain refundable in the Alberta Beef Producers plebiscite. The provincial check off is a $2.00 service charge paid on cattle sold, o... read more..

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Jessica Giles

Alberta Cattle Show Draws A Crowd From Across Canada

Farm Fair International drew a crowd of people from all over Canada last month. The President of the Maritime Angus Association, Amy Higgins, traveled from her family farm in Quispamsis, New Brunswic... read more..

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Jessica Giles

NDSU Study Documents Impacts Of Fusarium Head Blight

DON (deoxynivalenol) and Fusarium head blight affect the entire wheat industry, from the farmer all the way to end user. Dr. William Wilson of North Dakota State University was involved in a study read more..

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Jessica Giles

Alberta Young Farmers Bring Home Award At Winnipeg Gala

Alberta and Ontario were this year's winners of the Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers awards. A banquet was held in Winnipeg Friday night. Jinel Ference operates Double F Farms in Kirriemuir, Albe read more..

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Jessica Giles

Bayer Crop Science Continues Support Of 4-H Canada

Bayer Crop Science Canada has extended its support of 4-H Canada to help develop the next generation of leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). This nation-wide collaboration wil... read more..

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Jessica Giles

Canadian Grain Commission Updating Eastern Wheat Class Structure

The Canadian Grain Commission is updating its Eastern wheat class structure. Effective July 1, 2019, the Canada Eastern Other Wheat (CEOW) class will be created to provide a class for varieties with ... read more..

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Jessica Giles

Government Changing The Way Livestock Antibiotics Are Purchased

Changes to government legislation have the UFA concerned for farmers who've relied on them for decades to get their livestock antibiotics. UFA Vice-President of Commercial Agribusiness, Rob Giguere, ... read more..

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Jessica Giles

Dairy Farmers Say Trudeau Government Has Broken Another Promise

Canadian dairy farmers are less than pleased with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The final text of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement was signed Friday, November 30 in Argentina at the G20 Sum... read more..

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Jessica Giles

Providing First Responders Anhydrous Ammonia Spill Training

Fertilizer Canada and the Paramedic Association of Canada have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation, agreeing to work together to update a training program to provide all emergency responders with the i... read more..

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Jessica Giles

China No Longer The Biggest U.S. Soybean Buyer

 China has fallen from their top spot as the biggest buyer of U.S. soybeans. Argentina has replaced China as the number one buyer due to recent trade tensions between China and the United States read more..

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Jessica Giles

Dairy Farmers Concerned Over USMCA Text

Canada's dairy farmers are warning Prime Minsiter Justin Trudeau in an open letter that the current U.S. text of the United States Mexico and Canada Agreement (USMCA) still contains a provision that w... read more..

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Jessica Giles

Bayer To Release Glyphosate Study Summaries To Create Public Trust

Chemical giant Bayer will be opening it's books on glyphosate to be more transparent with the public. On Friday, December 7 safety study summaries of glyphosate, which is the active ingredient in Mon... read more..

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Jessica Giles

20th Anniversary Farm Forum Event Just Around The Corner

 The Farm Forum Event in Calgary is just around the corner. The conference, which is celebrating it's 20th Anniversary, starts Tuesday, December 4 at the Telus Convention Centre. Show Director, read more..

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Jessica Giles

USMCA A Hot Topic At Provincial Dairy Conference

Canada's dairy industry says it's not just a small 3.5 per cent of market access being given up in the new United States-Mexico-Canada trade deal (USMCA). Last week at the Alberta Milk Dairy Conferen... read more..

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Jessica Giles

Albertan Wins Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture Competition

Acme student, Emmett Sawyer is once again making headlines in his post-secondary career. He recently won first place in the senior category at the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture Competitio read more..

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