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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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Hail Damaged Crops
Questions Before Going to the Bank
Farmers' Advocate Office Undertakes Surface Rights Mapping Project
Pet Food Trends
Mission to Private Label Manufacturers Association's U.S. Tradeshow
Farm Families Honoured in Spruce Grove
Review of Extremely Dry Period (April 1 to July 9th)
HortSnacks in the Field visits the Solstice Berry Farm
#CanolaCountry Campaign
Safely Store Obsolete Pesticides until the Fall
Cow-Calf Survey Results Presentation

From the July 27, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Assessing Fusarium Risk Now Assists with Control Measures Next Year
Cash Flow and Short Term Break Points
Moisture Situation Update - July 20
Farm Families Honoured at Red Deer Westerner Days
Woodlot Management Guide for Alberta
Approved Farmers Markets - A Viable Option to Market Your Products
New Videos to Combine 4-H Canine Project and Pet Food
Tax Relief for Livestock Producers
Grain Silage Greenfeed Calculator
Alberta Bio Future Product and Technology Commercialization
CleanFARMS
Consider Becoming an ABP Delegate

From the July 20, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Agricultural Business Analyzer Upgraded
Field Crop and Forage Pests Guide Now Online
Exporting Agri-food Products to South Korea
Farmers Target Increased Energy Efficiency
An Unseen Threat - Old, Unused Wells
Environmental Farm Plan: New Director, New Directions
Dry Conditions and the Sclerotinia
Call for Dairy Industry Achievement Award Nominations
When is it Too Late to Spray for Stripe Rust?
Cattle and Hog Sector Contributions to the Provincial Economy
Crop Development and Conditions

From the July 13, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Resources and Information Available to Producers Dealing with Dry Conditions
Options for Alberta Producers During Dry Conditions
Trees and Dry Conditions
Recognizing More Than 153,000 Years of Alberta Farming Dedication
Nutrient Beneficial Management Practices Evaluation Project
Crop Disease Update
Livestock Mission to Kazakhstan and Turkey
New Wheat Research Partnership
Replacing Soybean Meal with Canola Meal in Dairy Cows
Barley Grain Feed Industry Guide Now Available

From the July 6, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Feeding Management Particularly Important in a Dry Year
Fusarium graminearum Fungicide Application Control Option
Keep Those Government Reports in Mind
New Greenhouse Sanitation Fact Sheet
Food News
Exporting Agri-food Products to Japan
Marketing Quinclorac-treated Canola
Accelerating Food Innovation in Alberta
Soils Workshop with Jill Clapperton
Building Soil -- Creating Land (Part 2)

From the June 29, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Irrigation Water Control to Prevent Fusarium graminearum in Cereals
Blue-Green Algae in Dugouts
Stripe Rust Update
Workforce Development Program Grant
Incoming Mexican and Colombian Buyer Delegation
Moisture Situation Update (June 23)
2016 International Year of Pulses
What's in Your Water?
Impact of Wildlife Survey Results
4-H Canada Unveils New Logo
Applications Open for 2016 BIISA Award

From the June 22, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Encouraging Beneficial Insects
Meat Prices and Consumer Demand
Business Opportunity Program
Pruning Safely
Moisture Situation Update (June 13)
HortSnacks in the Field
Alberta Dutch Elm Disease Awareness Week
Making the Grade
Feed Pea Benchmark
International Rapeseed Congress

From the June 15, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Report Shows Meat Available for Consumption is Declining
Opportunity to Participate in Trade Mission to India
Organic Beef Mentorship Program
Sainfoin Training
When to Prune?
Alberta Companies Make New Connections in South Korea
CFIA Looking for Input on the Safe Food for Canadians Act
Working Together to Help Feed Honey Bees
Young Dairy Farmers Unite to Succeed
Pulse Crop Walks
International Symposium on Bison Health

From the June 8, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Dry Weather and Forage
Study Looks at Increasing Wheat and Barley Yields
Business Management Skills Development Program
Incoming Latin American Buyer Delegation
Brazilian Buyer Coming to Alberta
Non-Timber Forest Products
Tree Pruning
The Beef Cow Investment
Modernizing the Food Labelling System
Lethbridge Crop Walks
Farming Smarter Summer Field School
Beaverlodge Beekeepers' Field Day

From the June 1, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Province-wide Fire Ban in Effect
Stripe Rust Receding in Some Areas
What's Normal?
Knotweed
Alberta Open Farm Days is Looking for You
Late Blight Management
New Business - New Venture Coaching
Understanding Farm Financial Statements
AFC Launches New Website
SARDA Summer Field School
ABP Call for Letters of Intent

From the May 25, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Monitoring and Management of Late blight in Greenhouses
Pork Consumption Report
WTO final ruling confirms U.S. COOL discriminates
Linking Pasture Systems to Optimize Beef Performance and Profit
Fertilizer and Equipment Prices
Custom Rates - What Do I Charge or Pay?
Alberta Insect Update
Soil Carbon Challenge
Preparing for the Summer Grazing Season

From the May 18, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Alberta Pork Regional Meetings
Risks of Late blight in Alberta
Safe Food for Canadians Act Consultations
Alberta Meat Suppliers Participate in Japan's Meat Industry Fair
The Original Grazing School for Women
"Off-Label" Spraying
Tree Pruning Fact Sheet
HR on the Farm and Ranch
First Crop Forecasts from the USDA
ABP Environmental Stewardship Award Call for Nominations
Lower Wheat Prices - What to do?
Organic Transition Workshop

From the May 11, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Call of the Land App now includes Coming Events
2015 Summer Farm Employment Program
An Unseen Threat -- Old, Unused Wells
Choosing a Wood Species for a Log Home
Avoid Spring-related Farmer Fatigue
Interested in Becoming an Egg Farmer?
Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Workshop
Preparing for Tree Planting
Tips for Tree Planting
Award Deadline for Ag Students Approaching
2015 Crop Reports
Potential Impact of Late blight in Greenhouse Crops

From the May 4, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Make the Most of Your Fertilizer Dollars
Using Technology During a Disaster
Facebook Marketing Tips
How Farmers Markets are Getting it Right
Improving the Bottom Line
Stripe Rust in South and Central Regions
Defining the Environmental Footprint
Alberta Pork Regional Meetings
Researcher Mentorship Program
Social Media Made Easy: How To Make Your Own YouTube Videos

From the April 27, 2015 Issue of Agri-News
Importance of Seed Treatment
Protecting Alberta's Water Resources
Spring Price Endorsement
Stripe Rust Reported in Four Counties
Emergency Preparedness Week
Managing Prosperity in the Beef Industry
Moisture Situation Update
Canola Seeding Rates
Canola Seeding Tips
$500 Million Program to Upgrade Rail Lines
Candid Modern Farmers

From the April 20, 2015 Issue of Agri-News
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
Cropchoice$
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 September 30, 2013 Issue of Agri-News
Add a Little Alfalfa to the Crop Rotation

From the July 2, 2012 Issue of Agri-News
What Will Producers Learn in Grazing This Year

 
 
 
 
Last Reviewed/Revised on June 9, 2015.