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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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  • meetings/tours of interest to a region or the province
  • how-to stories.
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Winter Wheat Tips
Protect Your Investment - Practice Good Cereal Grain Storage Techniques
The Western Winter Wheat Initiative
Water for a Lifetime
New Smartphone App Takes Aim at Alberta's Most Noxious Weeds
Farm Families Honoured at Lethbridge Exhibition President's Reception Dinner
Stripe Rust Update
Alberta Crop Conditions
Farm Direct Marketing Bus Tour
Vet-U-Can 2014

From the August 18, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Timing Field Pea Harvest
Cash Flow Analyzer
Managing Your Cash Flow
How to Get to the Facts in Miracle Product Claims
Report Looks at Potential Future of Grain Corn in the Province
An Unseen Threat - Old, Unused Wells
Weaned Pigs Perform on High Canola Meal Diet
Egg Farmers Launch Youth Development Program
Winter Wheat Production Manual
West Country Ag Tour 2014

From the August 11, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Canola and Bees - a Sweet Relationship
Groundwater 101
South Korea/Japan Food and Food Ingredient Trade Mission
Draft State of the Watershed
Stripe Rust Update - August 7
The Growing Advantages of Hemp: Crop Walks in Alberta
Management of Bronze Leaf Disease in Poplar
Summit Up!
Dam and Dugout Design Workshop
NPARA Morning Field Tour

From the August 4, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Alberta Supports Continued Rail Service Improvements
When to Cut After Hail
Not All Sainfoin is Created Equal
Test Marketing Through Farmers Markets
How to Manage a Water Well
Eighteen Farm Families Honoured in Camrose with Century Farm and Ranch Awards
Stripe Rust Update - July 24
The Importer/Distributor's Perspective Webinar
Alberta Mountain Pine Beetle ReLeaf Program
Moisture Situation Update - July 26
Heritage Poultry Seminars
Summer Cereals Tour

From the July 28, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Crop Spraying and Bees
Taste of Canada Showcase
Alberta Mission to Turkey Identifies Opportunities in Livestock Genetics and Technologies
Online Directory Launched to Connect Albertans to Farm Safety Services
Alberta Honey Bee Survey of Winterkill in 2014 Results
Moisture Situation Update - July 22
Opportunity for Alberta Companies to Attend SIAL in Paris
Alberta Takes Top Spot at Mission: IMPULSEIBLE National Championships
Understanding Dark Cutting to Reduce Prevalence
Lacombe Field Day
NPARA Annual Tour

From the July 21, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Watch Out for Blue-green Algae Blooms
Stripe Rust Update - July 15
Reusing Greenhouse Media
Managing Clubroot
Protein Small Scale Livestock Field Day
Canola Galla
Canada Food West 2014
Farm Families Honoured at Red Deer's Westerner Days Fair and Exposition
Extending the Shelf Life of Marinated Steaks
Industrial Hemp Walk

From the July 14, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Protein Requirements Influenced by Calf Size
Standing Hay Pricing
Forage Quality and the Growing Season
Crop Disease Update
Stripe Rust Update: July 9, 2014
Stripe Rust - July 4, 2014
Farm Families Honoured at Lloydminster Colonial Days
Irrigation Grants Improve Efficiency Ensuring Greater Productivity
Workforce Development Program Grant
Regulatory Requirements to Export to Mexico Webinar
Canada -- South Korea Cattle Industry Meeting
Register to Apply Online for Producer Cars
Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence

From the July 7, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Feeding Management a Year-round Concern
Nutritional Challenges for Cows and Calves
Improving Barley and Triticale Feed
Stripe Rust Update
Mexico Market Overview and Opportunities Webinar
Organic Alberta Summer Field Tours
Industrial Hemp Crop Walk and Fiber-Werx Tour
Drought Mitigation Workshop
2014 Canadian National Arabian and Half Arabian Championship Horse Show

From the June 30, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Southern Alberta Rains and the Effect on Crops
When to Contact AFSC about Flooded Acres
Alberta Pest Update
Bale Net Wrap as a Cattle Hazard
Fields Surveyed for Stripe Rust
Where Do Great Management Ideas Come From?
Equipment Sanitation to Help Prevent Spread of Different Clubroot Pathotype
Alberta Farmers Hope for Quieter Hail Season
Leading the Way: Innovators in Farm Direct Marketing Tour
Erosion Control, Drainage and Watershed Restoration Workshop
Pasture School with Jim Gerrish

From the June 23, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Weather-related Crop Pricing Opportunities
Alberta Dutch Elm Disease Awareness Week
Cutworms and Scarab Beetles
What is in a Label?
How to Export to Mexico Webinar Series
Farms Encouraged to Open their Gates During Open Farm Days
FCC Donates $100,000 to Injured Farmer Program
Alberta Barley Scholarships
Using Wood Waste and Biomass Waste to Energy Now! Workshop
Vegetable and Agritourism Field Day

From the June 16, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
CFO Stewardship Program Opens to Commercial Manure Applicators
Alberta Pest Update
Alberta Farmers Markets
Bedding Plant Control
Alberta Beekeepers Honey Bee Winterkill and Management Survey 2014
Beekeeper Registration
Egg Versatility Adds Value
Input Invited on New Watershed Biodiversity Report
Northlands to Host the 28th Commonwealth Agriculture Conference
Trees and Bees and More Field Day

From the June 9, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Stripe Rust Found on Winter Wheat Near Olds
May 30 Moisture Situation Update
Alberta Represented at Seoul Food Show
Filtering Information for Decision Making
North American Farm Direct Marketing Conference
Power Line Safety
Alberta Wheat Commission Helps Fund New Undergraduate Scholarships
Chinese Restaurant Awards Combine Chinese Cuisine and Canadian Meat
A Guide to Property Rights in Alberta
ARECA Hires New Executive Director
LARA Summer Field School

From the June 2, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
ALMA Unveils New Business Plan for 2014-2017
To Cover or Not to Cover
Plant Growth Regulators (PGR's) Improve Harvestability
Successful Weed Control
Lots of Hands Building Alberta's Potato Farming Industry
Time to Watch for Ticks
New Swine Disease Added to List of Reportable Diseases
Land-Use Framework Public Consultations
SARDA Hosts its First Annual Summer Field School

From the May 26, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Alberta Wheat Commission Invests $1.5 Million into Research
Farmers Market Teams up with the Edmonton Food Bank
Summer 2014 Grass Cattle Economics
Alberta Open Farm Days
Canfax Launches New Livestock App
FCC AgriSpirit Fund Accepting Applications
Egg Farmers of Alberta Accepting New Entrant Program Applications
61st Annual Beekeepers' Field Day

From the May 19, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Managing Late Blight of Potatoes and Tomatoes
Alberta to Grow Trade Opportunities with Asia
The "Profile" of a Successful Producer
The Ag-Info Centre - Alberta Agriculture's First Point of Contact
Three Animated Videos Look at Producing Allergen and Gluten-free Products
Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Website
Shelterbelts and Growing Forward 2
Ag for Life Invests $65K in Support of Rural and Farm Safety Programming
Alberta Pork Regional Meetings
UCVM Beef Cattle Conference

From the May 12, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Cool Weather Delaying Insect Development
Late Blight of Potatoes and Tomatoes
Barbeque Season Affects Meat Consumption
Outstanding Youth Receives 4-H Premier's Award
Emergency Preparedness Week
Mission from Kazakhstan
Make More Money from Canola Seed
Spring Warm Up for Stored Canola
Alberta Participates in Mission to South Korea
Dress for Success
Alberta Food Regulation Webinar

From the May 5, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Farmers Encouraged to Participate in Open Farm Days
Wheat Midge and Bertha Army Worm Ahead?
Alberta Greenhouse Industry Update
Tips for Tree Planting
New Clubroot Data Reinforces Need for Vigilant Field Scouting
Alberta Wheat Commission Appoints New General Manager
RDRWA Seeking Board of Director Nominations
IPM in Practice Workshop
Rocky Mountain House Agricultural Society Tour

From the April 28, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Pork Industry Better Equipped to Prevent and Respond to Disease
Spring Price Endorsement Option
April AFSC Deadlines
New Crop Canola Price Alternatives
Ergot Prevention in Cereal Crops
Alberta FarmSafe Plan Pilot in Full Swing
Record Cattle Prices Spark Increased Demand for Livestock Price Insurance Program
University of Alberta Faculty Names New Dean
Application Deadline Approaching for 2015 Nuffield Global Agricultural Scholarships
Improving Feed Efficiency in Seedstock through Genomics

From the April 21, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
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
Video from Cow Calfenomics 2013 Posted Online
Put Mobile Technology to Work on Your Farm

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 August 18, 2014.