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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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Feeding Heated Canola Seed
Farm Stewardship Centre Renews Focus
Pricing Transparency Maps
2016 Irrigated Crop Production Update Conference
Explore Local Business Growth Webinar
Choosing a Christmas Tree
Great Gift Ideas for Livestock Producers
Alberta Family Named Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers

From the November 23, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Safety, Fairness Focus of Farm and Ranch Workers Legislation
Trade Mission to Support Diversification of Agriculture and Forestry Economy
On-farm Safety Training - a Great Winter Activity
Starting a New Venture
Farmers' Advocate Office Updating Key Resources
New Guide on Managing Odour Issues
International Year of Pulses
Funding Announced for Wheat Genomics Research
Albertans at the World Food Championships
Fall Beef Information Meeting

From the November 16, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Temporary Manure Storage
CropChoice$ 2015
Stripe Rust Update
Farm Stewardship Centre Renews Focus for 21st Century
Farm Manager at Agri-Trade
Final Alberta Crop Report for 2015
Alberta Beef Producers' Election Results
Province Honours Wildland Fire Crews
Water for a Lifetime
Explore Horticulture
Institutes to Collaborate on Agricultural Programming
Understanding Sustainability for Agri-Processors

From the November 9, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Using Brassica Crops as Feed
Albertans Inducted into 4-H Hall of Fame
Emptying a Catch Basin
Keep Family Living Costs in Mind When Calculating Cash Flow Budgets
Moisture Situation Update (October 28)
Ecobuffers for Shelterbelt Replacement
Pita Pioneer Aims for Expansion
Alberta Wheat Commission Welcomes New Leaders
Banff Pork Seminar
Green Industry Show and Conference
New National Beef Strategy Video

From the November 2, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Have You Considered All Your Costs in Backgrounding?
Option-to-Purchase Agreements and the Energy/Utility Industry
2014 Alberta Greenhouse Profile Report
Mexican Trade Mission Opportunity
Sustainable Strategic Planning Webinar Series
The People Behind the Program - Licensed Water Well Drillers
Beef Cattle and Antimicrobial Resistance
Farm Management Canada Webinars
Wetlands Research Survey

From the October 26, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Field Pea Straw has Fertilizer and Feed Value
Relocation of Livestock Facilities Planning Guide
Alberta Agriculture at Agri-Trade
Export Readiness Workshop Series
Marketing Made Easy
Pricing Meat Products
Farm Safety Moving Forward in Peace Country
The People Behind the Program - Public Health Inspectors
Private Label Webinar
Groundwater 101

From the October 19, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Canola Storage Considerations as Winter Approaches
Wheat Basis Levels
Traceability Connects
Your Farm's Immediate Future
Cost-effective Advertising and Marketing Webinar
Brazil Continues to Grow as Agriculture Powerhouse
Turn in Obsolete or Unwanted Pesticides and Livestock Medications
Elm Pruning Ban in Alberta is over until March 31
Identifying Pre-clinical MAP Infected Cattle
Alberta Beef Fall Meeting and Election Schedule
Pain Control Webinar

From the October 12, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Alberta Ag-Info Centre Celebrates 500,000th Call
Time to Finalize Your Grain Marketing Plan
Workforce Development Initiative
Getting into Farming
Natural Health Products and Functional Ingredients (NHP/FI) Building Success Conference
Evaluating Beneficial Management Practices to Improve Water Quality Webinar
Food Safety and You
How to Export to Mexico Webinar: Animal Feed
HortSnacks at Night - Standard Operating Procedures
The People Behind the Program - Municipalities and Agriculture Program Managers
Moisture Situation Update - October 6, 2015

From the October 5, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Harvesting Sprouted Grain
Storing Grain Safely
Avian Influenza and Small-flock Poultry
Know Your Crop Quality
FAO Welcomes New Staff Member
Alberta Sheep Symposium
Hydroponic Strawberry Production Webinar
Trade Mission to India and Sri Lanka
Moisture Situation Update - September 28, 2015
Alberta Wheat Commission Announces $970,000 in Research Funding
People Behind the Program - Senior Water Administration Technologists
Excellence Award for Agricultural Students
Watershed Alliance Launches Online Consultation

From the September 28, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Testing Your Feed
Cow-Calfenomics 2015
Liquidity in Agri-Food Processing Businesses
Interested in Farming?
Retail Connection for Farm Direct Webinar
The People Behind the Program - Agriculture Water Engineers
Moisture Situation Update -- September 21, 2015
Fall Lawn Care
Sheep Industry Leaders Wanted to Represent Alberta Producers
Rural Alberta Innovation and Learning Commons
Managing Calves for Improved Productivity Webinar

From the September 21, 2015 issue of Agri-News
National Agriculture Leaders Debate
2015 Best Practices Tour
Agricultural Awards for Students
Blackleg Survey
Get Involved with the Alberta Wheat Commission
Hay Stand Conditions
Provincial Apiculturist Recognized with Award
HortSnacks-to-Go Webinar Series
Post-Harvest Weed Control
Lethbridge Rural Innovation Forum

From the September 14, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Nutrient Beneficial Management Practices Evaluation Project
By-product Feeds for Sheep
Grazing Stubble Fields
Should I Buy Expensive Feed or Custom Feed?
Soil Information Viewer
Canola Crush Margins
Getting Into Farming
Prevent Insect Infestations When Storing Grain
Agricultural Business Management Award Accepting Nominations
Get Involved with Alberta Barley
Wheat Web-Based Pricing Site
Post Harvest Weed Control
Private Label Webinar 1.0

From the September 8, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Crop Residue Management
Fusarium Graminearum Survey Underway
New Bee App Takes Flight in Alberta
Getting Started in Horticulture
Alberta Welcomes Buyers from Mexico and Colombia
Teaching Children about Agriculture
Moisture Situation Update
Check Your Elm Trees for Dutch Elm Disease Symptoms
Farm Families Honoured in Grande Prairie
Watershed Alliance to Host Workshops on Water Quality
AFC Call for Nominations
To Fall Till or Not

From the August 31, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Dealing with Anthrax
When to Cut Alfalfa
New Category for Hay and Pasture Listings
Move Equipment Safely on Public Roads This Harvest
Alberta Participates in Mission to BIO World Congress
Panel Looks for Agricultural Input on Climate Change Action Plan
Non-engineered Concrete Liners for Manure Collection
On-farm Labour Strategies
Farm Families Honoured in Lethbridge
Explore Horticulture
How to Put on a Farm-to-Table Culinary Event

From the August 24, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Using Canola as Cattle Feed
Feed and Hay Prices
Alberta's Cattle Herd
Managing Crops with Variable Growth Stages
Augers and Grain Hazards
Fill up on Fun at Alberta Open Farm Days
New Study Shows Economic Benefits of Irrigation in Alberta
Moisture Situation Update - August 17, 2015
Keep it Clean
Ruminal Acidosis
Range Health Assessment Training
Managing Information/Genomics for Profit

From the August 17, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Using Pea Straw in Cattle Rations
Resources to Help with Tax Relief for Livestock Producers
Harvest Safety
Rancher's Return Lite
Moisture Situation Update - August 10, 2015
Reduced Rates for Water Pumping Program
Volunteers Needed for Western Regional Leaders' Forum 2017
HortSnacks in the Field visits the Hidden Valley Garden
Pricing: Moving from Farmers Market to Retail Sales
Lower Harvest Losses Start with a Drop Pan
Robert (Bob) L. Ross Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

From the August 10, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Alberta Supports Producers as they Manage Challenging Growing Conditions
The Economic Impact of Fusarium in Alberta
Securing Harvest Fuel Needs
Be Sure to Include Safety in Baling Season
Will Your New Ag-based Product Sell?
How to Manage a Water Well
HortSnacks on Wheels
Alberta Barley Hires New General Manager
Elm Pruning Ban Continues until September 30
Lakeland College Completes Environmental Farm Plan
Understanding and Improving Feed Efficiency in Beef Cows

From the August 3, 2015 issue of Agri-News
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
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?
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 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 November 24, 2015.