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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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  • farm management information or advice
  • meetings/tours of interest to a region or the province
  • how-to stories.
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Recent Articles from 'Agri-News'

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Short Term Manure Storage
Fertilizer Prices
Getting into CSA Comes to Lacombe
The Agriculture Faculty at the U of A Kicks off its Centennial Celebrations
AgriInnovation Program Accepting Funding Applications
Native Pollinators and Agriculture in Canada
STOPDED GM and Conference
Horses 101
Horses 201

From the October 20, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Grazing Stubble Fields
Making Hay When it's Cool and Wet
Morning Rush: Breakfast Meal Trends
Lakeland Region Represented in ARECA
Upcoming Summit Looks at Agricultural Labour Issues
Conflict Resolution Day
Preliminary Protein Data by Crop Region Available for Canada Western Red Spring Wheat
Agriculture Job Fair in Lethbridge
Building Soil - Creating Land
Harvest Sunlight: Feed the Soil

From the October 13, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Break-even Realities in 2014
The Elm Pruning Ban in Alberta is Now Over
Fall Manure Application
Storing Grain Safely
Grazing Crop Regrowth
Time to Increase Your Cow Herd?
Alberta Wheat Commission Seeks Nominations for Directors and Regional Representatives
Canfax Cattle Market Forum
Alberta Verified Beef Production Training Workshop
Farmfair International 2014 Condenses Dates

From the October 6, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Alberta Visionaries Inducted into Agriculture Hall of Fame
Fall Weed Control
Harvest Update
Upcoming Session Looks to Help Beginning Farmers
Know Your Crop Quality
Time to Finalize Your Grain Marketing Plan
Getting into Community Shared Agriculture
Nature Conservancy of Canada Completes Landmark Project
ABP 2014 Fall Producer Meetings
Integrated Communication Plan Webinar

From the September 29, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Considerations When Planning Changes to a Cow Herd
Importance of Market Fundamentals
Explore Local Initiative
Using Drone Technology
Getting into Farming Information Session
Korea Rural Hope Foundation Visit
Education Program Increases Teens' Awareness of Healthy Food Choices
FCC Contributes $1 Million to 78 Community Projects across Canada
Sprouts Kids' Club Webinar
Sheep and Goat Grazing Symposium 2014

From the September 22, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Apiculture Extension Courses
Agriculture Labour Summit
Y We Farm Video Competition
Alberta Canola Producers Commission Looking for Director Nominations
Alberta Stables Association Formed
Lots About Woodlots
New Shelterbelts for Livestock Publications
Equine Welfare Training Program
Fall-applied Fertilizers
16th Annual Red Deer Swine Technology Workshop

From the September 15, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
Move Equipment Safely on Public Roads This Harvest
Harvested Crop Samples
Project Protein
Fall Lawn Care
Alberta Barley Elections
Getting into Farming Information Session
Deadline Approaching for Agristability
Getting the Most out of Firewood
Explore New Media Webinar Series
Frost and Feed Crops
The Effects of Snow and Frost on Standing Crops
Frost on Forages

From the September 8, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
When to Fertilize Winter Wheat
Stored Grain Insects
Alberta Wheat Commission Encourages Harvest Samples
Harvest Safety
Report Looks at Potential Future of Grain Corn in the Province
Three Director Positions Open on Alberta Barley Board
"Speak Up For Safer Equipment" Tool Now Available
Farmers' Advocate Office Welcomes New Staff Member
New Animal Welfare Versus Animal Rights Video
Pembina Sheep Grazing Symposium 2014
Beavers in Our Landscape

From the September 1, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
When to Swath Canola
When to Swath Wheat
Late Blight Confirmed in Alberta
Himalayan Balsam Control
New Grain Storage Factsheets
What's in Your Water?
Farm Families Honoured at Grande Prairie
Alberta Crop Conditions as of August 25
Soil Moisture Update (August 25)
Round Rock Ranching CCA's 2014 TESA Recipient
Growing Points: Managing Your Soil, Water, and Fertility
Alberta Lamb Producers Meet the Board/ Maximize Your Marketing

From the August 25, 2014 Issue of Agri-News
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
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 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.