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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'

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CropChoice$ 2014 Now Available
Improving the Bottom Line
Changes to the Federal Anaplasmosis Program
FCC Reports Rise in Alberta Farmland Values
Nutrient Loading Calculator for Wintering Feeding Systems
Agriculture and Food Council Offers New Services
Classroom Agriculture Program Calls For Volunteers
Applications for Western Livestock Price Insurance Now Available
Excellence Award for Ag Students Deadline Fast Approaching

From the April 14, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Managing Prosperity on the Beef Farm
Blue Book Now Available as Free Download
Running a Firewood Business
Corner Arm Centre Pivot Irrigation Systems Reduce Energy Consumption
Wintering Site Assessment and Design Tool
Cereal Staging Guide
Alberta Agriculture to Participate in Federal Trade Mission to South Korea
Advancing Women - Life Skills for Leadership Conference for Women in Agriculture
AAEA Visions 2014 Conference
Canadian Foodgrains Bank Fundraising Auction

From the April 7, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
April 30 Crop Insurance Deadline
Crop Protection 2014 Update
Cropping Plan Considerations
Spring is a Good Time to Bait Wireworms
New Farm Manager Webpage
Four Western Provinces Team Up to Bring New Tool to Organic Sector
Alberta Stables Initiative
TransCanada Supports Farm Safety Education for Canadian Youth
Roy Berg Kinsella Ranch Field Day
Young Guns Contest

From the March 31, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Call of the Land Mobile Application to Launch April 1
Alberta Supports Federal Rail Legislation
Is it Time to "Fix" Your Farm Mortgage Interest Rate?
New Food Safety and Animal Welfare Website
Envirothon for Young Albertans and Teachers
Working with Alberta's Wetlands
AIA Distinguished Agrologist Award Presented to Dr. Ross McKenzie
2014 Mountain Pine Beetle Information Exchange Forum
2014 AICF Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarships Awarded

From the March 24, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
2014 Summer Farm Employment Program
Moisture Situation Update as of March 16
Access to Capital -- Yours and the Banks
Ginseng 2.0 -- Revisiting a Crop for Diversification
Marketing Nutrition Workbook -- Delivering Well-Crafted Healthy Eating Messages
Plastic Mulch Can Help Tree Seedlings Survive
Where Is My Market?

From the March 17, 2014 Issue of Agri-News.
Good Winter Lambing Doesn't Just Happen
Benefits of Twitter
Alberta's Elm Pruning Ban Starts April 1
Calf Management Workshops
Farm Dugouts Workshops
16 Questions to Consider Before Buying Farmland
Getting Into Farmers Markets
Achieve Your Potential in Agriculture

From the March 10, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Engage in Safety Conversations for Canadian Agricultural Safety Week
Talking to Kids About Farm Safety
Chemical Safety on the Farm
Microscopic Hazards Can Create Big Problems on a Farm
Hand Signals Go a Long Way for Farm Safety
CropChoice$ 3.80
Orienting Young, New or Returning Farm Workers
Classroom Garden Program Grows Roots in Calgary
Land Rent Realities in 2014
Land Use 2014
Community Stakeholders to Help Shape Rural Future

From the March 3, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Alberta Students Learn About the Agricultural Industry
Canadian Agricultural Safety Week Launch Events in Olds
Building Your Farm Safety Team
Exporting Grain, Oilseeds and Special Crops to the U.S.
On-Farm Energy Management Program
Urban Trees are Important -- Hire a Qualified Arborist at Pruning Time
Hot Topics Showcased at Livestock Care Conference
Alberta Invasive Species Conference and AGM
Annual 2014 Wildrose Bison Convention, Show and Sale

From the February 24, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Where Have All the Cows Gone and Will They Come Back?
Canada Food West Being Held in Calgary
Choosing a Commodity Futures Broker
Farm Dugouts Workshops
Opportunity for Albertans to Set Rural Development Agenda
Organic Alberta's Annual Conferences
A Culture of Wellness
Year Old Hay... Is it a Good Deal?
Video from Cow Calfenomics 2013 Posted Online
Put Mobile Technology to Work on Your Farm

From the February 17, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Top Items from Agronomy Update 2014
Are Your Cows Efficient Enough
Profitability -- Are You Making Money
Pick a Business Solution That FITS
Stable Standards of Operation Manual Available for Public Comment
2014 Information Catalogue Now Available
New Emergency Guide Helps Poultry Producers Prepare

From the February 10, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Biosecurity Essential to Safeguard Against PED
Insect Forecast and Online Forecast Maps
February 28 is the Deadline to Insure Hay and Pasture
Converting Assets into Cash - Liquidity
Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame Now Accepting Nominations
Marketing Nutrition Workbook -- Understanding Your Target Market
What's Next in Green Buildings
Creating Rural Connections 2014 Event Series

From the February 3, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
PED Information Posted Online
Protecting Your Equity -- Solvency
Energy, Water, Waste and Material Management
Banff Pork Seminar Featured Presentations Online
Community Supported Agriculture Forum
How To Get Your Water Tested
Explore Local Brings Learning Opportunities to Alberta Producers
Pricing for Profits

From the January 27, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea a Reportable Disease in Alberta
How's your Farm Business' Health?
Getting Into Farm Direct Marketing
Lethbridge Exhibition Ag Expo 2014
Beekeeping Courses -- from the Bee-ginning to Honey Food Safety
2014 Precision AG 2.0 Conference
The 32nd Annual Horse Breeders and Owners Conference
Alberta Recycling Spring Seminar
23rd Annual Emerald Awards

From the January 20, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
$77,400,000,000 and Growing -- The Economic Impact of Rural Alberta
Clubroot Disease in Canola Presentation
Getting Into Farmers' Markets
Adding Value to Livestock Tour
Alberta Forage Industry Network 2014 AGM
Equestrian Theory Course
Make Sure Your Farm Implement Dealer is Licensed
Pricing Products for Direct Marketing
Master Gardener Program

From the January 13, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Needs and Wants -- Equipment Replacement Plan for 2014
Soil Fertility and Manure Management Seminars
Points to Remember During Calving Season
Today's Irrigation Systems Help Producers Grow More with Less
Bedding Plant Production Workshop
Alberta Turkey More Than a Holiday Staple
Agriculture & Economic Development Workshops
Cattlemen's Young Leaders Application Deadline Approaching

From the January 6, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Field Offices -- A Great Resource!
Time to Ensure 2014 Farm Operating Plans are in Place
Five Agriculture Economic Issues to Watch in 2014
Saddle Up at the Canadian Canola Council Convention
Over 500 Calls to ALERT Line
2014 Peace Agronomy Update
Bison Ranching -- Is It for You?
Your Farm Safety Resolution for 2014
Winter Webinar Series 2014
Alberta Century Farm & Ranch Award Recipients Now Online
Bedding Plant Production Workshops

From the December 23, 2013 Issue of Agri-News
Capitalizing on Learning Opportunities
Trend Analysis of AgriProfit$ Data
Defining Goals and Objectives for a Woodlot
Equine Treatment Stock Donated as a Conference Delegate Prize
2014 Banff Pork Seminar
Early Registration Deadline for 2014 Irrigated Crop Production Update
Marketing Nutrition Workbook -- Claims for Food Products

From the December 16, 2013 Issue of Agri-News
Agriculture Hall of Fame Call for Nominations
Organic Master Gardener Program
Ranch Horsemanship and Yoga
Online Grocery Shopping
A New Years' Resolution for Profit and Success
Wheat Midge Forecast for 2014

From the December 9, 2013 Issue of Agri-News
Oh, Christmas Tree
Great Gifts for the Livestock Producers on Your List
Give a Growing Gift to Gardening Enthusiasts
Agronomy Update 2014 Promises to be Another Exciting Soils and Crops Exposition!
Premier Convention for Farm Direct Marketers
Honey Bee Health and Honey Purity

From the December 2, 2013 Issue of Agri-News
Alberta Moisture Situation as of November 24
Those Long Winter Nights...
Marketing Nutrition Workbook -- Healthy Eating Guidelines
On-farm Safety Training -- a Great Winter Activity
Alberta Agriculture Adds Two New Factsheets
Carbon Credits - an Update on Protocols

From the November 25, 2013 Issue of Agri-News
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
Using Biomass Now
The Industrial Hemp License Application -- Simplified!
Alberta Farmers Markets Are Only an App Away
FCC Ag Knowledge Exchange Events
Alberta's Agri-Food Export Catalogue

From the November 18, 2013 Issue of Agri-News
Rancher's Risk and Return -- a New Economic Analysis Tool for Alberta Cattle Producers
Alberta Nurseries' Alberta Shelterbelt Program Still Going Strong
2014 Irrigated Crop Production Update Conference
Canola Futures Carry ... Can You Use It?
Alberta Rural Development Network Launches New, Rural-Focused Blog
Beekeeping for the Future Workshop
Alberta Fights for the Livestock Industry in Washington
4-H Alberta Regional Summer Assistant

From the November 12 Issue of Agri-News.
Albertan Inducted into 4-H Hall of Fame
Developing a New Agriculture Product
Alberta Agriculture New Venture Coaching
New Farm Implement Inspector
Alberta Barley Launches New Website
AgriProfit$ Newsletter for Alberta Cattlemen
Potential Uses for Biomass Explored at Upcoming Conference
Alberta Rural Development Network Launches New, Rural-focused Blog
Pesticide Applicator Re-certification Credits Training
Explore Local New Media Webinar Series

From the November 4, 2013 Issue of Agri-News
Alberta to Stand Up for Livestock Industry in Chicago
Growing Insights
32nd Annual Horse Breeders and Owners Conference
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development at Agri-Trade
National Framework, Codes and Assessments Fuel Progress In Farm Animal Care
Alberta Barley, Alberta Wheat Commission Celebrate Collaboration, New Shared Office
Building a Culture of Food Safety
Think Barley at this Fall's Farmer Meetings
Farm Succession Workshops

From the October 28, 2013 Issue of Agri-News
Improved Internet Access for Rural Residents
Eliminate Slips, Trips and Falls on the Farm
The International Apiculture Congress
Mexican Beef Buyers Visit Alberta
Check All Bins of Stored Canola
Cow-Calfenomics 2013
Canola Adds $6 Billion to Alberta's Economy
Canfax Cattle Market Forum
Alberta Farm Animal Care 2014 Livestock Care Conference

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

From the Jan 7, 2013 Issue of Agri-News
What Will Producers Learn in Grazing This Year

From the Feb 27, 2012 Issue of Agri-News
Take Stock of Forage Quality, Quantity and Animals
Winter Feeding Tips

Last Reviewed/Revised on April 4, 2014.