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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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Recent Articles from 'Agri-News'

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Coping with Dwindling Summer Pastures
Alberta Companies Participate in SIAL Canada
Landowner Refunds for Electrification Costs Paid on Oil and Gas Leases
Albertan Wins Research Award

From the August 21, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
Consider Creep Feeding Calves
Nitrate Accumulation in Hail Damaged Crops
Avoid Farm Work-related Fatigue this Summer
Is it Time to "Fix" Your Farm Mortgage Interest Rate?
Approved Farmers' Markets - A Viable Option to Market Your Products
Alberta Companies Boost Sales at SIAL China
Resolving Flooding Issues
Agri-tourism and Farm Direct Marketing Bus Tour
Alberta Companies Make Connections at Seoul Food 2017
Livestock Tax Deferral Provision
John J. Kennelly Award of Merit

From the July 31, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
Assessing Fusarium Risk Now Will Assist With Control Next Year
Livestock Premises ID Participation Strengthens Canadian Agriculture
When to Cut for Hay or Greenfeed
Canola Grading
Farm Families Honoured in Camrose
Canola Dockage
You Suspect Spray Drift ... Now What?
Creating Safe Play Areas on the Farm
Alberta Companies Participate in Export Readiness Workshops
A Food Policy for Canada Consultations Extended
Cow-Forage Gentec Tour

From the July 24, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
Spraying Fungicides
Stacking Bales
Calgary Businesses Grow and Diversify
Weed Control on Lexin Resources Ltd. Well Sites
Forage Industry Mission to South Africa and Namibia
Stars of Alberta Awards Accepting Nominations
Moisture Situation Update - July 10, 2017
Reducing Methane Gas Emissions in Cattle
Check Trees for Dutch Elm Disease

From the July 17, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
Baling Hay
When to Cut Hay
Optimizing Your Fungicide Application on Wheat and Barley
Wheat Streak Mosaic in Southern Alberta
Get the Lead Out
Farm Families Honoured in Vegreville
Health Ingredients Mission to Korea and Japan
Why Field Scout?
Bale Handling Safety
Lacombe Field Day
Field Day at the Research Farm

From the July 4, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
Fusarium Head Blight
Fusarium Head Blight: Fungicide Application Control Option
Dangers of Blue-Green Algae
Alberta Stands Firm in Support of Forestry
Participate in the Korean International Livestock Expo and Livestock Myanmar
Moisture Situation Update - June 22, 2017
150 Years of Canadian Agriculture
Canada's Food Guide Consultation
Advance Payments Program
Killam Field Day

From the June 26, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
Identifying and Managing Lentil Diseases
Meeting Customer Requirements
Alberta Farmland Values
On-Farm Solar PV Program Resetting
Incorrectly Registered Builders' Liens
Alberta Companies Participate in Salon De Gourmets in Spain
Alberta Dutch Elm Disease Awareness Week
ABP Environmental Stewardship Award
SARDA Summer Field School

From the June 19, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
Herbicide Resistance
Funding Connects Students to Agribusiness
What Level of Spendable Income Do You Want or Need?
Wheat Streak Mosiac Virus
Managing Cash Flow Stress
Beekeepers' Field Day
Alberta Companies Profile Animal Feed Products and Technologies in Southeast Asia
Participate in Mission to SupplySide West
Yield Challenge - Be the Wheat Champion
Canada Invests to Connect Students with Agriculture
Moisture Situation Update - June 11, 2017

From the June 5, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
Spring Grazing: Managing the Grass
Management of Seed-placed Fertilizers
Wild Boar in Alberta
Plan Before Moving Farm Equipment on Public Roads
Alberta Carbon Offset Program and Unharvested Crops
Early Season Weed Control
Showcase Your Product Samples to Korean Importers
Trade Mission to the United Arab Emirates
Weed Control Methods
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Publications Office Relocating
Participate in a Mission to Food Taipei
Resources for Producers With Lexin Resources Ltd. Surface Leases

From the May 15, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
Seeding Rate Calculators
Stripe Rust in Winter Wheat Fields
Spring Signals the Return of Farm Equipment on Public Roads
Call for Hosts for Fifth Annual Open Farm Days
Tips for Tree Planting
Alberta Youth Receives 4-H's Highest Honour
Woodlot Insect Management
Canada's Food and Beverage Processing Sector Performing Well
Life's Simple Ingredient
Korean International Livestock Expo
Census of Agriculture - Alberta Highlights
Health Ingredients Mission to Japan and Korea
Moisture Situation Update - May 8, 2017

From the May 8, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
Short Season Alternatives
Custom Rates and Land Rents
How to Use Crop Choice$
Persistence Pays Off for Alberta Company in Japan
Summer Farm Employment Program
Organizing Local Food Events
Operation Pollinator
Off-highway Vehicle Helmets Required by May 15
Young Guns Contest
Albertan Receives National 4-H Award
Volunteers "Spring Clean" Alberta Highways

From the May 1, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
New AFSC Board Appointed
Why Seed Treatment?
AFSC Streamlines Crop Inspection
Shelterbelt Planning and Design
Alberta Stands with Forestry Industry
Alberta Companies Attend International Production Processing Exposition
Moisture Situation Update - April 26
Human Health and Overwintered Crops
Risks Using Overwintered Crops as Livestock Feed
Using Animal Unit Month (AUM) Effectively
Fee Reductions Proposed for Grain Inspection and Weighing
Controlled Traffic Farming Alberta Final Reports
Health Canada Proposes Trans Fat Ban
Agriculture for Life Photo Contest

From the Apr 24, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
Using Overwintered Crops as Livestock Feed
Spring Threshed Crops
Baling Overwintered Forage
Questions Before Going to the Bank
Alberta Companies Build Momentum at Foodex Japan
Pork Industry Embraces New Technology for Humane Euthanasia
Moisture Situation Update (April 18)
Nominate an Outstanding Researcher
Nuffield Scholarship Deadline April 30
Cows, Crops, Culverts and Fish

From the Apr 17, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
Legislation to Re-empower Agricultural Commissions
New Opportunities Identified for Alberta Companies in Australia
Better Wildfire Protection with Funding Boost
Public Consultations Through NPF Survey
Cropping Plan Considerations
Off-farm Income in Alberta
2017-18 Agriculture Information Catalogue Now Available
Century Farm and Ranch Award Application Process Streamlined
Heritage Chicks Available
Alberta Farmland Values Down in 2016
Livestock Producers Receive Tax Relief for 2016
Personal Donation to Create Smart Agriculture Hub
2016 Farmland Values Report Webinar

From the April 3, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
Input Sought About Agriculture Programs
Heightened Risk from Pea Leaf Weevil in 2017
Wildfire Protection Strengthened with New Rules
Spring Management Options for Un-harvested Crops
Planning Farm Land Ownership in Alberta
AHEA 2017 Conference
Cow-Calfenomics Recording Available
4-H Heritage Families
Food Labelling for Local Markets
Getting Into On-Farm Sales
Alberta's Elm Pruning Ban Starts April 1
FCC AgriSpirit Fund

From the Mar 20, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
Blue Book Now Available
Surface Lease Negotiations: The 48 Hour Rule
Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2017
Keeping Children Safe on the Farm
Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month
A Farm Safety Plan Starts with a Hazard Assessment
FAO Warns Landowners about Companies' Promises to "Top Off" Compensation
Preparing for Emergencies
Strengthening Grain Safety Practices
HortSnacks-to-Go Webinar Series Concludes

From the Mar 6, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
What's a Good Crop Rotation?
New Venture Coaches
Planning is Key in an Emergency
Are You Making Money? Profitability
Well and Pipeline Licence Suspensions
Participate in Mission to Salon de Gourmets
Lit Up: Controlled Environment Agriculture in Alberta
Getting into Local Foods
Canadian Food Ingredients Mission to Minneapolis
Getting into Retail
Beef Researcher Mentorship Program

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Last Reviewed/Revised on August 14, 2017.