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  Agri-News is a news package published each Monday that has information of interest to Albertans on agriculture, food and beverage production, marketing, research, provincial events and policy, and home gardening. This regional and provincial information includes:
  • special projects in a district or region
  • farmers or farm families who have a particular success story
  • production information or advice
  • farm family advice or information
  • farm management information or advice
  • meetings/tours of interest to a region or the province
  • how-to stories.
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Ken Blackley, Agri-News editor, welcomes stories or ideas that would be of interest to Agri-News readers.

Recent Articles from 'Agri-News'

  Recent articles
Seeding Timing
Preparing for Seeding
Cereal Rusts Could be a Major Concern in 2015
Alberta Tame Pasture Scorecard
Deciding on a Business Structure
Social Media Tips
2014 Alberta Farmland Values
Transition Tactics
Report Highlights Canadian Agriculture Strength
Getting Product to Market
Ingredients for Success

From the April 13, 2015 Issue of Agri-News
Determining Pasture Rental Rates
2015 Information Catalogue
Cow-Calfenomics Recordings Now Available
Spring Termination of Hay Land
Moisture Situation Update (March 31, 2015)
Silage Varieties for Alberta
Farmland Values Report Webinar
Young Guns Contest
Canadian Livestock Transport Conference

From the April 6, 2015 Issue of Agri-News
Crop Protection 2015
Supplementing Pregnant Cows
How are Biocontrol Agents like James Bond?
Competition and Antibiosis
New Livestock Research Webpage
Wanted: Swede Midge Trap Managers
Improvements to the Advance Payments Program
New Body Condition Scoring Resources
Safe Food Handling Webinar
Holistic Management Overview
Solar Energy Workshop

From the March 30, 2015 Issue of Agri-News
Fumigating Grain Beetles
Know Your Customer
What is IPM?
Shelterbelt Planning and Design
Assessing the Risk: Farm Safety for Farm Direct Market Operations Webinar
Varieties of Pulse Crops for Alberta
Getting into Farmers' Markets
Alberta's Elm Pruning Ban Starts April 1
Sniffer Dogs Lend a Nose to Mandatory Boat Inspections
Canadian Food Championships Preferred Qualifier Event

From the March 23, 2015 Issue of Agri-News
What is the Best Choice for Cattle Feed Supplementation?
Top Five Reasons to be an Open Farm Days Host
Develop a Safety Strategy for Working Alone on the Farm
Up to One-half of Alberta Hay Supplies may be of Lower Quality
Hazard Assessment and Strategies for Working Alone on the Farm
Sixteen Questions to Consider Before Buying Farmland
Delegation from Kazakhstan Visits Alberta
Three Animated Videos on Food Allergens and Gluten
New Factsheets and Research Papers at Foragebeef.ca
Red Deer River Watershed Alliance Spring Forum
Meat at NAIT
Alberta Lamb Producers 'Meet the Board'

From the March 16, 2015 Issue of Agri-News
To Supplement or Not to Supplement
Keep Fatigue out of Farm Shift Work
Accrual and Changing Inventory Value
Move Farm Equipment Safely on Public Roads this Spring
Farm Manager
Alberta Exporters Participate in Mission to the Middle East
Was your Farm Profitable in 2014?
2016 Nuffield Farming Scholarship Applications Open
Visions 2015
Crop Production Workshop

From the March 9, 2015 Issue of Agri-News
Alberta Observes Canadian Agricultural Safety Week March 15 - 21
Pasture Lease Arrangements
What's with Wheat Basis Levels?
Hazardous Material Information is Important for Farmers, too
Check Your Rig Before Hauling Livestock This Spring
Food Ingredients Mission to Mexico
Agri-food Opportunities in Brazil
Good Winter Calving Practices add to Bottom Line
Hort-Snacks-to-Go Webinar
Canadian Cow-calf Smartphone App Development Survey

From the March 2, 2015 Issue of Agri-News
Varietal Improvement and High Market Price Encourage Lentil Production
On-farm Grain Storage Options
Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week
The Importer/Distributor's Perspective
The Leading Edge Farm Management Series
Dealing with the Media
Seeding the BioEconomy: Growing Alberta BioClusters
Social Licence in Agriculture
Modernizing Canadian Wheat Classes
Licensing Western Canadian Feed Mills
Doing Business in India

From the February 23, 2015 Issue of Agri-News
Buying Bulls with RFI
Faba Beans in a Crop Rotation
Moisture Situation Update
Time to Plan for 2015
2015 ARECA Activities
Income Tax Break on Check-offs
New ARD Webinar Landing Page
Marketing and Pricing for Profit
Direct Marketing at the Alberta Farm Fresh School 2015
Western Canadian Cow-Calf Survey Deadline
AISC Annual Conference and AGM

From the February 16, 2015 Issue of Agri-News
Faba Beans in Alberta
Calf Price Insurance Premiums
Reseeding Forage Stands
Agriculture Job Fair in Edmonton
Vegetables at the Alberta Farm Fresh School
SAIT and Olds College Bring New Programs to Industry
Research Papers added to Foragebeef.ca
Consumer-driven Product Development for Export Markets
WCFA Annual Meeting

From the February 9, 2015 Issue of Agri-News
Winter Wheat and Warm Weather
Revised Act Continues to Protect Alberta Farmers
How's Your Farm Business's Health?
Social Media Boot Camp
Inspiring Rural Leadership Pilot Looking for Participants
Direct Market Livestock at the Alberta Farm Fresh School 2015
Organic Alberta Annual Conference
2015 Livestock Care Conference
New Videos Look at the National Beef Strategy
Equine First Aid

From the February 2, 2015 Issue of Agri-News
To Spray or Not to Spray
Marketing Cull Cows
Farm Direct Marketing: Know the Regulations
Price Transparency Tool for Western Producers
Find out about Fruit at the Alberta Farm Fresh School 2015
Getting Into Farm Direct Marketing Forum
Regulatory Requirements to Export to Central America Webinar
Western Poultry Conference
New Nitrogen Use Efficiency Research Video

From the January 26, 2015 Issue of Agri-News
Growing Hemp in Alberta
Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies
Farm Manager Website
Keeping an Eye on Your Cash Flow
Getting Into Local Restaurants
Lethbridge Agriculture Job Fair
Alberta Farm Fresh School 2015
New Research Papers Now Available
Managing Information for Profit in Your Cow Herd
FCC Contributes $130,000 to 4-H Clubs

From the January 19, 2015 Issue of Agri-News
New Phone Number for Potential Rat Sightings
Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement
Forecast Maps for Insect Management
Moisture Situation Update
Antimicrobial Stewardship and Pain Mitigation in Livestock Conference
Exporting to Central America Webinar Series
2015 AFAC Awards of Distinction
Pacific Agriculture Show
Working Well Workshops

From the January 12, 2015 Issue of Agri-News
Producers and Grazing Management
Alberta Welcomes Delegation from Turkey
The Food Hub Opportunity
On-farm Retail Workshop on Wheels
Still Time to Register for the Alberta FarmSafe Plan Pilot Project
Cow-Calfenomics Heads North
Stripe Rust Update
Exploring Potential Benefits of Prebiotic and Synbiotic Use in Cattle
2015 Peace Agronomy Update
Farm Succession Workshop

From the December 22, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Selecting a Cattle Overwintering Site
Long-term Water Management Plans
New Additions at Foragebeef.ca
International Buyers at Farmfair International
Alberta Agriculture's YouTube Channel
Insect Forecast Maps Go Live
Water Conversation Flows into Action
2015 Manure Management Update
Hortsnacks@Night X2 in January
Hydroponics Food Production Workshop
Multi-pathogen Tests for Common Cattle Diseases

From the December 15, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Avian Influenza - What Producers Need to Know
Farm Direct Marketing: Know the Regulations
Commercial Vegetable Production on the Prairies
Online Tool Helps Producers Manage Cash Flow
Alberta Participates in India's Agro Tech Show
Give a Growing Gift to Gardening Enthusiasts
Great Gift Ideas for Livestock Producers
Beef InfoXchange System Expanding
Elm Sanitation
Labour Market Information Survey

From the December 8, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
The Wintering Site Assessment and Design Tool
New Crop Varieties and Variety Tables
Storm Chaser to Speak at WCGC
Research Projects Address Ag Labour
Practical and Effective Food Safety Procedures for Beef Packing Plants
Grain Research Gets $18 Million
Prospective Grading Tools Could Add Convenience to Beef Industry
Sustainable Farm Families
Organic Master Gardener Program
Winter Wheat in 2015
4-H Branch Regional Summer Assistant Opportunities

From the December 1, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Christmas Tree Tips
Introducing Dean Dyck
Crop-adapted Spraying Webinar
Food Safety from Farm to Fork
Surviving and Thriving under Canada's New Anti-spam Legislation
Going Beyond Sustainability
New Video on BSE Surveillance
New Research into Johne's Disease
Alberta Beef Producers Elect Delegates
Young Leaders Compete for Mentorship Spot

From the November 24, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Council Continues Work to Attract and Engage New Rural Entrepreneurs
Crop Price Seasonality
Updated Agricultural Marketing Guide Now Available
Planning - One of the Ingredients to Success
Statutes Amendment Act Introduced
Studying Cattle Feed Efficiency throughout Finishing
Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance Hosting Webinars
2014 Peace Region Trial Results
Greenhouse Sanitation Workshop
Farm Dugouts at Rolly View

From the November 17, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Manure Management Records are Mandatory in Alberta
Ethics and Energy Negotiations
Taste of Canada
Vegetable Wash Water Treatment and Recycling Webinar
U of A Faculty Head Looks to Future
Banff Pork Seminar 2015
Horse Breeders and Owners Conference
Hortsnacks@ Night
ABP Photo Contest
Tree Care and Woodlots Workshop

From the November 10, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Premises Identification Upgrades Online Registration
Canola Storage Considerations in November
Survey to Paint Picture of Cow-calf Sector across Western Canada
Opportunities and Threats to Expanding the Cow Herd
Alberta FarmSafe Plan Testing to Continue
New Member Inducted into 4-H Alberta Hall of Fame
Community Supported Agriculture
Alberta Egg Farm Wins Sustainability Awards
Selecting for Improving Feed Efficiency and Carcass Quality
Beeginners Beekeeping Course
Western Canadian Grazing Conference

From the November 3, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Markets Experience a Second Perfect Storm
Nutrient Management and Short Term Manure Shortage
Buy Fertilizer in the Fall
Transition Planning Between Generations
Biosecurity Guidelines for Horse Events
Dugout Construction Considerations
Online Horticulture Survey
Moisture Situation Update
Agriculture - Grow It!
Farm Tax and Succession Strategies

From the October 27, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Short Term Manure Storage
Fertilizer Prices
Cow-Calfenomics 2014-2015
Getting into CSA Comes to Lacombe
The Agriculture Faculty at the U of A Kicks off its Centennial Celebrations
AgriInnovation Program Accepting Funding Applications
Native Pollinators and Agriculture in Canada
STOPDED GM and Conference
Horses 101
Horses 201

From the September 30, 2013 Issue of Agri-News
Add a Little Alfalfa to the Crop Rotation

Last Reviewed/Revised on March 31, 2015.