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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:
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  • farmers or farm families who have a particular success story
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Recent Articles from 'Agri-News'

  Recent Articles
Governments Commit Support to Help Alberta Producers Deal with Bovine Tuberculosis Quarantine
Protecting a Wet Crop
Concerns When Grazing Mouldy Standing Corn
Planning Ahead is Key to Managing Calf Disease
Troubleshooting Shelf Life
Stocking Stuffers for Commercial Producers
Garden Season Extension Webinar
Christmas Tree Tips
Marketing Essentials: Intro to Marketing
Manure Management Update 2017
Alberta Beef Producers AGM Starts Monday

From the Nov 28, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Alberta Stands with Forestry Industry
Mycotoxins and Cattle Feed
Safety Training - a Winter Activity to Benefit the Farm Business
Choosing a Christmas Tree
Ensiled Mycotoxins
Alberta Ingredients a Hit in Korea and Japan
Get the Loan You Need
Livestock Tax Deferrals
Agriculture in Alberta Teacher Toolkit
You Can't Get Water from a Dry Well

From the November 21, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Sustainability and Size
Beekeeping Cost of Production Study
New Cash Advance Option for Farmers with Unharvested Grain
Cutting Winter Firewood
Getting into Retail
Farm Transition Workshops
Keep Your Small Flock Healthy
Water Wells Don't Last Forever
Banff Pork Seminar 2017
Farming Smarter Conference and Trade Show

From the November 14, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Using Firewood
HortSnacks-to-Go - Kiss My Aster
Taking Advantage of the Optional Inventory Adjustment
Avoid Tree Topping
Landowners Receiving Charges for Insolvent Energy Sites
Closing the Gap
4-H Alberta Centennial Set to Go
Moisture Situation Update - November 6, 2016
Mission to the International Production & Processing Expo
Green Industry Show and Conference
Prebiotic Supplements Hold Promise for Bee Health

From the October 31, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Farmers to Benefit from Expansion of Efficiency Grants
Agri-Profit$ Program Improved
Buying a Sawmill
FAO to Host Informative Sessions at Synergy Conference
Getting Into On-Farm Sales
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry at Agri-Trade
Moisture Situation Update - October 18, 2016
Getting Into Local Foods
Elm Pruning Ban in Alberta over until March 31
2016-17 Excellence Award for Agricultural Students Now Open

From the October 24, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Greenfeed Under Snow: What to do now?
Alberta Visionaries Inducted into Agriculture Hall of Fame
Fall-related Considerations for Your 2017 Lentil Crop
Agricultural Excellence Conference
Alberta Agriculture Industry Participates in Trade Mission to India
Agri-Facts -- Developing a Business Advisory Board: Best Practices
The Five Most Common Questions about Geophysical Exploration
Canadian Food Ingredients Mission Opportunity
Cow-Calfenomics 2016
CowBytes: Building Efficiency into Your Winter Feeding

From the October 17, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Post-Harvest Nutrient Management
Calling All Cattlemen
Panel Decision Echoes Farmers' Advocate Office Advisory on Rental Reductions
Clean Eggs, Healthy Chicks
Managing Pregnant Cows Webinar
Sustainable Strategic Planning Webinar Resource
Lessons in Marketing Webinar
Consider All Costs When Using or Renting Grain Storage
Hard Red Spring Wheat Market
Teen Farm Safety Workshop Coming to Taber
Demand for Dairy Milk and Milk Alternatives
Alberta Companies Attend Halal Information Seminars

From the October 3, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Get the Jump on Weeds for Next Year
Protecting Hay from Environmental Damage
Agri-Food Processing Lenders Conference
A Farmer's Guide to Agricultural Credit in Alberta
Trade Mission to China
Agriculture Labour Summit
Thinking of Getting into Farming? - Planning for Success
HortSnacks-to-Go Webinar Series
Productivity Improvement 101: Register Now!

From the Sept 26, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Frost and Nitrate Accumulation
Storing Grain Safely
Swede Midge Survey
Improve Your Farm's Financial Success
Incurring Costs for SRB Processes
National Environmental Farm Plan Summit
Moisture Situation Update - September 14, 2016
Be Somebody - Be an Agvocate
4-H Canada Launches Alumni Club

From the Sept 19, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Family Farms, Small Feedlots get Provincial Loan Support
Innovate in Agriculture for Alberta
Private Sector Liaison Officers Network Agriculture Sector Mission
Fall Tree Planting
4-H Year Set to Start
Funding Your Agricultural Business
Productivity Improvement 101
Exporting Agri-Food Products to Japan and Korea Seminar
Harvest Sample Program
Alberta Wheat Commission Nominations
Capture the North Photo Contest

From the September 12, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Lower Crop Prices, Lower Quality ... What to do?
AgriProfit$ Benchmarks for Crops and Forages
Accounting Information and the Bottom Line
Inactive Wells Brought into Compliance
Preparing for Fall Tree Planting
Alberta Companies Participate in Mission to IFT Expo
Fall Lawn Care
FCC Report Reflects Continued Financial Stability in Agriculture
Traceability Symposium 2016
Canola Discovery Forum

From the September 5, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Canola Countdown
Late Season Management of Late Blight
Bronze Leaf Disease
Augers and Grain Hazards
Companies Invited to Canada Food Expo Japan and Korea 2016
Getting into Farming
Moisture Situation Update - August 28
Success for Women in Agri-Food Needs Assessment Report
Wheat Commission Announces Research Funding
FCC Contributes $1 Million to 78 Community Projects across Canada
Register for BCRC Webinars
RDRWA Fall Forum

From the August 29, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Stronger Canola Crush Margins
Province Supports Farm Families with Irrigation Investments
Plan to Eliminate Harvest Season Hazards
Economics of Milk Production 2015
Canada Eurasia Agribusiness Forum a Success
Veterinarians Wanted for the Appointed Inspector Program
Halal Information Seminars
Obsolete Pesticide Disposal Sites to Return this Fall
Protecting Trees and Roots During Construction
Agriculture Statistics Factsheet
Evaluating the Beef Cattle Check-Off

From the August 22, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Licensing Proposals for Producer Railway Loading Facilities, Agents and Feed Mills
Weed Seedling Guide (2nd Edition)
Empty Container Recycling Program
Planning Your Lentil Harvest
Harvest Safety
Moisture Situation Update - August 16, 2016
Global Pulse Conference and Caspian Agro Mission
The Redwater Decision: A Simple Summary
Never Stop Learning
Agritourism and Farm Direct Marketing Bus Tour
Alberta Canola Growers Call for Nominations
ABP Delegate Nominations Due August 31

From the August 8, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Storing Hay
Generational Differences and Food Demand
AgriProfit$ 2015 Cow-Calf Producers' Survey
How Does Alberta Protect Against Orphan Well Sites?
Open Farm Days Will Harvest Fun and Memories
Protect Yourself from Quad Rollovers
Alberta Companies Exhibit at Expo ANTAD in Mexico
Moisture Situation Update - August 3
Breakfast on the Dairy Farm
Canadian Heritage Breeds Livestock Conference

From the August 1, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
What Does this Letter Mean? The Language of Insolvency
Alberta Attends Natural Products Expo in California
Nutrients for Cattle
Private Label Manufacturers Association Tradeshow Opportunity
Farm Families Honoured in Fairview
Local Small Breweries Benefit from Alberta Jobs Plan
Grain Grading Changes
New Funding for Growing Sustainable Bioeconomy in Alberta
Moisture Situation Update - July 19, 2016
Strawberry Varieties Field Day
Research Plots Tour
Transboundary Water, Weeds and Stewardship Tour

From the July 25, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
When Hay Won't Dry
Salvaging Hail Damaged Crops
Dangers of Blue-Green Algae
High Legume Pasture Project
Ensure Safety while Baling
Farmers' Market Mobile App Upgrade
Software Brings Barley Breeding Data Together
New Exporters to Border States
Nuffield Canada 2017 Scholars
Whole Farm Water Planning Day

From the July 18, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Bale Handling Safely
On-Farm Solar PV Program Reopens
Succession Planning
Taste of Canada Results
Bees Make a Comeback, Beekeepers Look To the Future
Moisture Situation Update - July 10
Shepherd Health Conference
Agriculture Producers Shape Public Perception
Agriculture for Life Harvest Gala
Elm Pruning Ban Continues until September 30

From the July 11, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Keeping Boots in the Field
Open Farm Days 2016 Attracts Record Number of Host Farms and Ranches
Resources on Wellsite Reclamation
Farmers' Market App
Farm Families Honoured at Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Important Announcement for Exporters to South Korea
Lacombe Field Day
Orphaned and Abandoned Wells: What's the Difference?
Sustainability and Safety of Farm Production Seminar

From the July 4, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Stripe Rust and Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus
Speculators and the Futures Market
Knowing Your Businesses' Cost of Production
Farm Families Honoured in Wetaskiwin
Health Ingredients Japan
Alberta Range Plants and Their Classification
ABP Environmental Stewardship Award Call for Nominations
Making the Grade Returns for a Second Year
Canadian Beef Industry Conference
Farm Receipts and Equipment Sales
Livestock Gentec Field Day

From the June 27, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
To Spray or Not to Spray Fungicide
Mixed Pastures and Bloat
Establishing a Fair Price for Standing Hay
Farm Families Honoured in Rosebud
Recognizing a Century of Alberta Farming Dedication
Land Classification for Irrigation in Alberta
Alberta Japan Office assists with Whisky Launch
Alberta Dutch Elm Disease Awareness Week
Verified Beef Production Plus Program Launched
Salinity Causes and Cures
Riparian Field Day

From the June 20, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Crown Corporation Board of Directors Replaced
Be Sure of Fertilizer Claims
Alberta Jobs Plan Supports Growth in Value-added Agri-food Industry
Preparing for the Summer Grazing Season
It's Not Too Early for the First Cut of Hay
Inroads at the Seoul Food Show
Pasture Conditions
Upcoming June Insurance Deadlines
Moisture Situation Update - June 12, 2016
Greenhouse Technology Roundtable
Small Flock Biosecurity Workshop
Bus Tour of the Headwaters

From the June 13, 2016 issue of Agri-News
Electric Fencing - A Grazing Management Tool
Keep an Eye on Your Cash Flow
To Reseed Canola or Not
Government Extends Deadline for Cutting Hay along Highways
Western Canada Unites in Fight Against Invasive Species
Participate in SIAL Paris Exhibition
Crop Commissions to Survey Farm Sustainability Practices
Growing Season Extension and Small Farm Equipment Field Day
63rd Annual Beekeepers' Field Day
SARDA Summer Field School
Battle River Watershed Alliance AGM

Last Reviewed/Revised on November 30, 2016.