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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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Recent Articles from 'Agri-News'

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Using Overwintered Crops as Livestock Feed
Spring Threshed Crops
Baling Overwintered Forage
Questions Before Going to the Bank
Alberta Companies Build Momentum at Foodex Japan
Pork Industry Embraces New Technology for Humane Euthanasia
Moisture Situation Update (April 18)
Nominate an Outstanding Researcher
Nuffield Scholarship Deadline April 30
Cows, Crops, Culverts and Fish

From the Apr 17, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
Legislation to Re-empower Agricultural Commissions
New Opportunities Identified for Alberta Companies in Australia
Better Wildlife Protection with Funding Boost
Public Consultations Through NPF Survey
Cropping Plan Considerations
Off-farm Income in Alberta
2017-18 Agriculture Information Catalogue Now Available
Century Farm and Ranch Award Application Process Streamlined
Heritage Chicks Available
Alberta Farmland Values Down in 2016
Livestock Producers Receive Tax Relief for 2016
Personal Donation to Create Smart Agriculture Hub
2016 Farmland Values Report Webinar

From the April 3, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
Input Sought About Agriculture Programs
Heightened Risk from Pea Leaf Weevil in 2017
Wildfire Protection Strengthened with New Rules
Spring Management Options for Un-harvested Crops
Planning Farm Land Ownership in Alberta
AHEA 2017 Conference
Cow-Calfenomics Recording Available
4-H Heritage Families
Food Labelling for Local Markets
Getting Into On-Farm Sales
Alberta's Elm Pruning Ban Starts April 1
FCC AgriSpirit Fund

From the Mar 20, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
Blue Book Now Available
Surface Lease Negotiations: The 48 Hour Rule
Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2017
Keeping Children Safe on the Farm
Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month
A Farm Safety Plan Starts with a Hazard Assessment
FAO Warns Landowners about Companies' Promises to "Top Off" Compensation
Preparing for Emergencies
Strengthening Grain Safety Practices
HortSnacks-to-Go Webinar Series Concludes

From the Mar 6, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
What's a Good Crop Rotation?
New Venture Coaches
Planning is Key in an Emergency
Are You Making Money? Profitability
Well and Pipeline Licence Suspensions
Participate in Mission to Salon de Gourmets
Lit Up: Controlled Environment Agriculture in Alberta
Getting into Local Foods
Canadian Food Ingredients Mission to Minneapolis
Getting into Retail
Beef Researcher Mentorship Program

From the Feb 27, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
Promoting Alberta Agriculture to the World
Canola Markets Pulled in Both Directions
Landowner Workshops on Renewable Energy Negotiations
FCC Introduces New Loan for Young Entrepreneurs
Problem Pests of Horticulture Crops Workshop
Alberta Sustainable Agriculture Mission to Washington
Marketing Essentials: Telling Your Story
Organic Lamb Factsheet Updated
Controlled Traffic Farming Alberta Hosts Wrap-up Conference
Materials and Chemicals for a Healthier World Webinar
New Mentorship and Leadership Program

From the Feb 21, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
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

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