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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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How Pasture Plants Respond to Dry Conditions
Cocktail Cover Crops
Plan Before Moving Farm Equipment on Public Roads
Working Groups Selected for Farm and Ranch Consultations
Business Opportunity Program
Alberta Grain Companies Participate in Southeast Asia Mission
Youth Green Jobs Initiative
University of Alberta Calf Conference
Shelterbelt Renovation Workshop

From the May 23, 2016 issue of Agri-News
Retained Ownership May be a Strategic Risk Management Alternative
It's Never Too Late to Feed Test
Fire Ban and OHV Restrictions Revised Ahead of Long Weekend
Protecting Alberta's Water Resources
Blue-Green Algae
Moisture Situation Update - May 16, 2016
2016 Alberta Farmers Market Season Underway
Where is my Market?
Alberta Companies Participate in BIO World Congress
Youth Speaking Competition at Calgary Stampede
Stockmanship Schools
Farming Smarter Field School

From the May 16, 2016 issue of Agri-News
Emergency Preparedness for Livestock Owners
Land Value Determination
Preparing for Emergencies such as Wildfire
Spring Signals the Return of Farm Equipment on Public Roads
Certified Seed and Farmer Saved Seed
Business Management Skills Development Program
Alberta Companies Exhibit at Show in Singapore
4-H Pheasant Project
Ask an Organic Specialist Toll-free Number
Safety Smarts Program to Celebrate Milestone
Report Highlights Agriculture Sector's Strong Contributions to the Canadian Economy
National Beef Antimicrobial Research Strategy

From the May 9, 2016 issue of Agri-News
Alberta Announces Provincewide Fire Ban and Additional Measures to Reduce Fire Risk
Summer Farm Employment Program
Planning Farm Land Ownership in Alberta
Showcase Your Product Samples to Korean Importers
Neighbours and Grazing
Tips for Tree Planting
Moisture Situation Update - April 28
New Videos on Sheep Central Alberta
Sustainable Sourcing Framework
UCVM Beef Cattle Conference
Alberta Soil Science Tour
Young Farm Worker Safety Training Workshop

From the May 2, 2016 issue of Agri-News
Rotational Grazing and Grasshoppers
Make the Most of Your Fertilizer Dollars
Be Cautious When Considering Selling Your Surface Lease
Join the Alberta Mission to the Food Taipei Exhibition
10 Year Deadline to Activate Egg Production Quota
Beef Researcher Mentorship Program
Alberta Trade Mission to China
Canada's Dairy Industry Evolving
Nuffield Farming Scholarships
Large Animal Emergency Rescue - Awareness Level
Tree Pruning Workshop

From the April 25, 2016 issue of Agri-News
Census of Agriculture Survey Shorter, Benefits Alberta Farmers
The Net-Zero Egg Barn has Arrived
Stripe Rust in Winter Wheat
Incorrectly Registered Builder's Liens
Working Well Program Update
2016 Canadian Agricultural Outlook
Reducing the Impact of Grazing Early
CropChoice$ Reminder
Shelterbelt Planning and Design
Signing Security Agreements: Use Caution

From the April 18, 2016 issue of Agri-News
New Fusarium Video
AAEA Visions 2016 Conference
Rolling Eases Pea and Lentil Harvest
Alberta Farmland Values Keep Climbing
Alberta Beef Producers' Young Guns Contest
Lakeland College has a New Livestock Research Team
Moisture Situation and Frost Probabilities
Free Farmers Market App
Woodlot Insect Management
Making Meat a Healthier Choice

From the April 11, 2016 issue of Agri-News
Drought Management Seminar
2016 Census of Agriculture on the Horizon
Helping your Accountant Help You
AgriStability Deadline: April 30, 2016
Century Farm & Ranch Award: A Family Tradition
Be an Open Farm Days Host
Ammonia Emissions: Egg Production Study
New Calculator for Preg-Checking
Alberta Pulse Grower's Survey Extended, Prizes

From the April 4, 2016 issue of Agri-News
Working Well Workshops
Hall of Fame Recognizes Unsung Heroes
2016 Information Catalogue Now Available
Management of Seed-Placed Fertilizers
Heritage Chicks Available
Determining a Reasonable Crop Land Rental Rate
Considering the Spring Price Endorsement
Mission to FOODEX Japan a Success
Avoid Spring-Related Farmer Fatigue

From the March 28, 2016 issue of Agri-News
E-Blue Book Available
Alberta 2015 Greenfeed and Silage Production Survey Results
Help Shape Canola Risk Management
Farm Credit Canada AgriSpirit Fund Open for Applications
Oil and Gas Companies Not Adhering to Surface Rights Act
Call of the Land Mobile App
Register Now for Open Farm Days
Salinity Causes and Cures Workshop
Alberta Exporters' Mission to the Middle East

From the March 21, 2016 issue of Agri-News
Overview of Alberta Crops
Alberta Agriculture Farm Safety Resources
Dangerous Misuse of Propane Cylinders
Creating Safe Play Areas on the Family Farm
Learning New Tasks Safely
Blue Book Available Now
Egg Farmers of Alberta 2015 Sustainability Report
Alberta Breaks New Ground on Enhancements to Crop Insurance
Supporting Producers' Food Safety Goals through Research
Surface Rights Board Streamlines Process

From the March 14, 2016 issue of Agri-News
Deferred Grazing for a Dry Spring
Grazing Alternatives in a Dry Spring
Food Technologists Food Expo
Commercial Kitchens
Livestock Inventory Estimates
Blue Book Hot Off the Press
New Agriculture Business Alternatives Factsheets for Ag/Rural-Based Business People
BIO WEBinar Spring Series 2016
Ag for Life Promotes Canadian Agricultural Safety Week in Alberta
Farm Credit Canada Expanding Loan Program for Young Farmers

From the March 7, 2016 issue of Agri-News
Keeping Fusarium in Mind
Pricing Meat Products
Wheat Class Modernization
Opportunities in the Snack Food Industry
Seven Practices That Drive Farm Financial Success
Succession Planning
Biocontrols in Greenhouses
Wildlife and Woodlots
FarmSafe Alberta Workshops
Hemp Manual
Cattlemen's Young Leaders Applications Open

From the February 29, 2016 issue of Agri-News
FarmSafe Alberta Workshops
Grazing Management in Dry Years
Commercial Vegetable and Fruit Production Guides
Crop Varieties Fact Sheets Available Online
Alberta Forage Industry Network AGM
Custom Rates and the Machinery Cost Calculator
Wheat Producers Eligible for Tax Credit
What to do With Springtime Water Conflicts
Opportunity for Private Label Food Processors
Market Assessment Mission to Myanmar Completed

From the February 22, 2016 issue of Agri-News
Nominations Needed for Next Phase of Farm and Ranch Consultations
Crop Reporting Program
Crop Commissions to Host FarmSafe Workshops
Protection Measures in Place Early to Prepare for Wildfire Season
AgriTourism and Farm Direct Marketing Workshops
Tax Credit Open to Alberta Canola Producers
Making Cropping Decisions
Forage Research
Agricultural Business Analyzer Webinar
Beekeeping Extension Workshops
Alberta Agriculture at Ag Expo

From the February 16, 2016 issue of Agri-News
Alberta is Leading on Climate Change and Creating Jobs with Solar Power
Potato Health Management for Fresh Potatoes Workshop series
Alberta Farm Fresh School 2016 - Taking Your Farm to the Next Level
Project Supports Rural Alberta Women Entrepreneurs
Cattle Price Insurance Premiums Reflect Higher Levels of Risk
Public's Comments Wanted on Sustainability Indicators for Beef Operations
Farmers' Advocate Office Not Proceeding with Mapping Project
Growing Winter Wheat
Getting Value From Soil Testing
Well Water Quality in Alberta Survey - Seeking Participation

From the February 8, 2016 issue of Agri-News
Water Supply Outlook in Irrigation Districts
Agricultural Business Analyzer Information Sessions
Alberta Food Products Profiled to Japanese Consumers
2016 Alberta Institute of Agrologists Conference
Producer's Perspective - Alberta BSE Surveillance Program
Species at Risk Added to Environmental Farm Plan
Trade and Logistics Workshop
Seoul Food Show 2016 Applications
Alberta Farm Fresh School 2016 - Taking Your Farm to the Next Level
Leading Edge Farm Management Conference
Livestock Producers Receive Tax Relief
Cow-Calfenomics 2015 - Managing Profitability for the Long Run

From the February 1, 2016 issue of Agri-News
Ocean Shipping Rates Drop
Comparing Oats, Barley and Wheat for Cattle Rations
Functional Food Ingredients
Farm Management Advice Between Generations
Alberta Researcher Receives Prestigious Award
Getting into Retail
Industrial Hemp Enterprise
License to Farm
Alberta Leads Mission to Morocco
Growing Faba Beans
Reserve Land Taken Upon Subdivision

From the January 25, 2016 issue of Agri-News
Agriculture Hall of Fame Call for Nominations
Consumers, Industry, and Functional Foods
What Makes a Farm Profitable?
Alberta Companies Attend FHC 2016 in Shanghai
Track and Measure for Improved Performance
Social Media Bootcamp
Agriculture Job Fair
AgriTourism and Farm Direct Marketing Workshop
Aherne Prize Innovation Winners Announced
Excellence Award for Agricultural Students
Why use Artificial Insemination?
2015 Canola Performance Trial Results Now Online

From the January 18, 2016 issue of Agri-News
Accrual and Changing Inventory Value
Cropping Alternatives 2016
Farmers' Advocate and Well Site Reclamation Issues
Getting into Farm Direct Marketing Forum
Artisan Cheese Poised for Growth
Alberta Wheat Commission Director-at-Large Election
Farm Manager at FarmTech
New Research on Beef Producers' Environmental Footprint
Alberta Companies Build a Plan in Export Readiness Workshops
AFAC Awards of Distinction
Excellence Award for Agricultural Students

From the January 11, 2016 issue of Agri-News
Alberta Welcomes Repeal of COOL
Effects of Interest Rate Changes
Agriculture Summit Focuses on Trade, Innovation and Growth
Agri-Profit$ and the Measures That Matter
Reduce Tuition in the School of Hard Knocks: 2016 NAFDMA Convention Comes to B.C.
How's your Farm Business's Health?
Alberta Top Canadian Honey Producer
Getting Your Financial Records Ready for 2016
FOODEX Japan 2016
NAFDMA Convention Comes to Vancouver
SARDA Water Quality Summary 2015

From the December 21, 2015 issue of Agri-News
On-Farm Stewardship Program
2014 Alberta Agriculture Statistics Yearbook Released
Was Your Farm Profitable in 2015?
Alberta Food Products Profiled in Japan
Marketing Made Easy
Forming a Small Business Advisory Board Webinar
Moisture Situation Update - December 15, 2015
Producer Groups Provide Leadership in Wheat and Barley Breeding
Inaugural Canadian Beef Industry Conference
Organic Master Gardener Program
Water and Fertilizer Workshop

From the December 14, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Amendments Confirm Farm and Ranch Families will be Excluded from New Rules
Dairy Cost Study
Time to Reflect on 2015 Goals
Stocking Stuffers for Commercial Producers
HortSnacks at Night: Human Resources
The Bumble Beets Way
The Horticultural Wish List
Ladies' Livestock Lessons
International Year of Pulses
Pulse Production Online Database
Wheat Production

From the December 7, 2015 issue of Agri-News
Government to Amend Bill 6 for Clarity
Wheat Stem Sawfly Forecast Map
Canadian Wheat Class Modernization
Fertilizer Prices
Wheat Midge Survey Map
Christmas Tree Tips
Give a Growing Gift to Gardening Enthusiasts
Funding Program for On-Farm Solar PV Projects Coming Soon
Alberta Mission to Private Label Manufacturers Association Trade Show
Alberta Milk pro-Action Workshops

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

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