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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:
  • special projects in a district or region
  • 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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Alberta Wildfire Season Begins March 1
Winter Harvesting in Your Woodlot
4-H Workshops and Credit Program
Converting Assets into Cash - Liquidity
Driving Organizational Performance through Aligned Talent Management Practices Webinar
FOODEX Japan 2017
Benalto Agricultural Society Recognized for 100 Years
Draft of Rabbit Code of Practice Released for Public Comment
Cattlemen's Young Leaders Development Program

From the Feb 13, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
Cropping Alternatives 2017
Lighting the Way in Your Greenhouse
Protecting Your Equity - Solvency
Webinars Highlight Improved Webpage Tools
New Proposed Food Safety Requirements
Pet, Hobby or Livestock? Do you need a PID Number?
Murray Hartman - 2017 FarmTech Award Winner
New Publication on Wind and Solar Leases
Tremendous Opportunities in Northern India and Kenya
Nutrient Recycling Project Webinar
Moisture Situation Update

From the Feb 6, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
Food Trends for 2017
Snowmobiles, Quads and Unharvested Crops
How's your Farm Business's Health?
Reducing Risk with Extended Winter Grazing Video Series
Crop Varieties Fact Sheets Now Available
Business Case for Food Loss and Waste Reduction Webinar
Australia Video Conference Export Café
Potato Post-harvest Management Workshop Series
New System Makes Winter Watering Easier
Leadership and Strategic Relationships Workshop

From the Jan 30, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
Soil Information Viewer Upgraded
Why is That Company Reclaiming My Well Site?
Adding it Up: Getting a Handle on Your Greenhouse Financials
Your Sell Sheet
Agritourism and Farm Direct Marketing Workshop
Strawberry Production Workshop
Proving We Do It Right
Getting Green Chemistry Discoveries to Market
Niche Meat Processor Network Food Safety Course

From the Jan 23, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
Millennials and Food
Financing Your Business
Snowed-in Canola Samples Needed for Research
Natural Products Expo West
Pricing for Profitability
Private Manufacturing Trade Show Report
You're Not Alone
Want to Become a Dairy Farmer?
Carbon 201: Practical Strategies for Carbon Reduction

From the Jan 16, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
Hog Shipping Evaluator
Transition Planning Guide for Agribusiness
Investing in Forested Land
Off and On Again -- Where's the Water?
Taste of Canada 2017
Scheduling with Drip Irrigation Webinar
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day Training
WGRF Commits to New Research Projects
Proposed Changes to Transport Regulations
The Real Dirt on Farming

From the Jan 9, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
A Cash Grain Broker - Part of Your Crop Marketing Plan?
Dairy Cost Study
Deadline for Rural Crime Prevention Grant Approaching
Keep an Eye on your Cash Flow
Human Resource (HR) Essentials
Considering Australia as a Market?
Marketing Meats Webinar
Moisture Situation Update - December 19
Integrated Pest Management in Carrots Webinar
Alberta Food Exporters in Shanghai

From the Dec 19, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Agronomy Update
Bison Production in Alberta
Alberta Companies Shine at Mexican International Trade Show
Woodlots as an Investment
Add to the Punchbowl Conversations this Christmas
Mysterious Well Pit
AFAC Awards of Distinction
Great Gift Ideas for Livestock Producers
FCC Expands Support for Young Farmers

From the Dec 12, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Albertans Inducted into 4-H Hall of Fame
E-Commerce, Digital Technology and Changing Consumers
Need Farm Safety Training for Your Farm Workers?
Two New Food Hub Development Publications
Investing in a Sawmill
International Buyers Visit Farmfair International
A Growing Gift to Gardening Enthusiasts
Getting Into On-Farm Retail Bus Tour
Understanding Your Land Title
Input Sought on Food Labelling

From the Dec 5, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Governments Commit Support to Help Alberta Producers Deal with Bovine Tuberculosis Quarantine
Protecting a Wet Crop
Concerns When Grazing Mouldy Standing Corn
Planning Ahead is Key to Managing Calf Disease
Troubleshooting Shelf Life
Stocking Stuffers for Commercial Producers
Garden Season Extension Webinar
Christmas Tree Tips
Marketing Essentials: Intro to Marketing
Manure Management Update 2017
Alberta Beef Producers AGM Starts Monday

From the Nov 28, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Alberta Stands with Forestry Industry
Mycotoxins and Cattle Feed
Safety Training - a Winter Activity to Benefit the Farm Business
Choosing a Christmas Tree
Ensiled Mycotoxins
Alberta Ingredients a Hit in Korea and Japan
Get the Loan You Need
Livestock Tax Deferrals
Agriculture in Alberta Teacher Toolkit
You Can't Get Water from a Dry Well

From the November 21, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Sustainability and Size
Beekeeping Cost of Production Study
New Cash Advance Option for Farmers with Unharvested Grain
Cutting Winter Firewood
Getting into Retail
Farm Transition Workshops
Keep Your Small Flock Healthy
Water Wells Don't Last Forever
Banff Pork Seminar 2017
Farming Smarter Conference and Trade Show

From the November 14, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Using Firewood
HortSnacks-to-Go - Kiss My Aster
Taking Advantage of the Optional Inventory Adjustment
Avoid Tree Topping
Landowners Receiving Charges for Insolvent Energy Sites
Closing the Gap
4-H Alberta Centennial Set to Go
Moisture Situation Update - November 6, 2016
Mission to the International Production & Processing Expo
Green Industry Show and Conference
Prebiotic Supplements Hold Promise for Bee Health

From the October 31, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Farmers to Benefit from Expansion of Efficiency Grants
Agri-Profit$ Program Improved
Buying a Sawmill
FAO to Host Informative Sessions at Synergy Conference
Getting Into On-Farm Sales
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry at Agri-Trade
Moisture Situation Update - October 18, 2016
Getting Into Local Foods
Elm Pruning Ban in Alberta over until March 31
2016-17 Excellence Award for Agricultural Students Now Open

From the October 24, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Greenfeed Under Snow: What to do now?
Alberta Visionaries Inducted into Agriculture Hall of Fame
Fall-related Considerations for Your 2017 Lentil Crop
Agricultural Excellence Conference
Alberta Agriculture Industry Participates in Trade Mission to India
Agri-Facts -- Developing a Business Advisory Board: Best Practices
The Five Most Common Questions about Geophysical Exploration
Canadian Food Ingredients Mission Opportunity
Cow-Calfenomics 2016
CowBytes: Building Efficiency into Your Winter Feeding

From the October 17, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Post-Harvest Nutrient Management
Calling All Cattlemen
Panel Decision Echoes Farmers' Advocate Office Advisory on Rental Reductions
Clean Eggs, Healthy Chicks
Managing Pregnant Cows Webinar
Sustainable Strategic Planning Webinar Resource
Lessons in Marketing Webinar
Consider All Costs When Using or Renting Grain Storage
Hard Red Spring Wheat Market
Teen Farm Safety Workshop Coming to Taber
Demand for Dairy Milk and Milk Alternatives
Alberta Companies Attend Halal Information Seminars

From the October 3, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Get the Jump on Weeds for Next Year
Protecting Hay from Environmental Damage
Agri-Food Processing Lenders Conference
A Farmer's Guide to Agricultural Credit in Alberta
Trade Mission to China
Agriculture Labour Summit
Thinking of Getting into Farming? - Planning for Success
HortSnacks-to-Go Webinar Series
Productivity Improvement 101: Register Now!

From the Sept 26, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Frost and Nitrate Accumulation
Storing Grain Safely
Swede Midge Survey
Improve Your Farm's Financial Success
Incurring Costs for SRB Processes
National Environmental Farm Plan Summit
Moisture Situation Update - September 14, 2016
Be Somebody - Be an Agvocate
4-H Canada Launches Alumni Club

From the Sept 19, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Family Farms, Small Feedlots get Provincial Loan Support
Innovate in Agriculture for Alberta
Private Sector Liaison Officers Network Agriculture Sector Mission
Fall Tree Planting
4-H Year Set to Start
Funding Your Agricultural Business
Productivity Improvement 101
Exporting Agri-Food Products to Japan and Korea Seminar
Harvest Sample Program
Alberta Wheat Commission Nominations
Capture the North Photo Contest

From the September 12, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Lower Crop Prices, Lower Quality ... What to do?
AgriProfit$ Benchmarks for Crops and Forages
Accounting Information and the Bottom Line
Inactive Wells Brought into Compliance
Preparing for Fall Tree Planting
Alberta Companies Participate in Mission to IFT Expo
Fall Lawn Care
FCC Report Reflects Continued Financial Stability in Agriculture
Traceability Symposium 2016
Canola Discovery Forum

From the September 5, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Canola Countdown
Late Season Management of Late Blight
Bronze Leaf Disease
Augers and Grain Hazards
Companies Invited to Canada Food Expo Japan and Korea 2016
Getting into Farming
Moisture Situation Update - August 28
Success for Women in Agri-Food Needs Assessment Report
Wheat Commission Announces Research Funding
FCC Contributes $1 Million to 78 Community Projects across Canada
Register for BCRC Webinars
RDRWA Fall Forum

From the August 29, 2016 Issue of Agri-News
Stronger Canola Crush Margins
Province Supports Farm Families with Irrigation Investments
Plan to Eliminate Harvest Season Hazards
Economics of Milk Production 2015
Canada Eurasia Agribusiness Forum a Success
Veterinarians Wanted for the Appointed Inspector Program
Halal Information Seminars
Obsolete Pesticide Disposal Sites to Return this Fall
Protecting Trees and Roots During Construction
Agriculture Statistics Factsheet
Evaluating the Beef Cattle Check-Off

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