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Recent Articles from 'Agri-News'

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Cow feeding economics this winter
Local food and consumer trends
Moisture situation update as of October 15, 2018
Essentials of selling local
Branching into the firewood business
Lakeland College earns VBP+ status
Harvesting and using high moisture grain in cattle rations
Enroll in the Dairy Cost Study
Apply for the Alberta Milk Scholarship

From the October 15, 2018 issue of Agri-News
Estimating the cost of drying grain and oilseeds
Update to AgriProfit$ crops and forages benchmarks
Alberta Barley call for nominations for directors and delegates
Preparing trees and shrubs for winter
Marketing Council chair encourages beef producers to vote in upcoming plebiscite
Moisture situation as of October 3, 2018
Label use of pre-harvest herbicides
Heavy snow on trees
Avoid harvest-related fatigue
Check your dugouts this fall
Protecting hay from environmental damage
Cutting firewood
WMF Committee seeks rural landowner volunteer

From the October 1, 2018 issue of Agri-News
4-H registration opens
Elm pruning ban in Alberta is over
Testing winter feed
Fall tree planting
Farm energy and solar programs still accepting applications
CRSB Certified logo for beef sustainability now available for the Canadian marketplace
Preparing for fall tree planting
Agriculture development focus of Ghanaian MP tour of Alberta
Farm grain storage
Moisture situation as of September 16, 2018
Requirements changing for food businesses
Nominations open for two Alberta Milk Awards

From the September 17, 2018 issue of Agri-News
Share your insights with the Livestock Welfare Engagement Project
The importance of pregnancy checking the cow herd
Dealing with harvest farm fires
Register now for CFGA 2018 Conference in Calgary
Funding to support irrigation efficiency in Alberta
Alberta Wheat Commission call for nominations
Longstanding donor to help increase Lakeland College farm land base
Using light bushel weight barley in cattle rations
Expensive feed or custom feed: a cost comparison

From the September 10, 2018 issue of Agri-News
Reducing impact on pastures: wean calves early
Reducing impact on pastures: creep feeding
Reducing impact on pastures: alternative grazing options
Participate in the 2018 wheat surveys
New Animal Health Clinic provides authentic industry environment
Frost and Nitrate Accumulation
Canola considerations
Drop off your obsolete pesticide and livestock medication
FCC Drive Away Hunger launch supports school meal programs
Alberta Canola contributes more than $1.5 million to the Canola Agri-Science Cluster

From the September 4, 2018 issue of Agri-News
Alberta to launch Risk Mitigation Program
Harvested crop samples
Moisture Situation as of August 28, 2018
The future of government-owned hopper car fleets
Starting a local food-selling business in Alberta
BCRC call for proposals for research chairs
Economic impact of four strategies to manage feed shortages
What to consider when grazing hay fields this fall
AgriProfit$ expands in 2019

From the August 27, 2018 issue of Agri-News
Coping with dwindling summer pastures
Analysis of food security and land loss in Alberta
AWC and Sask Wheat announce more than $1.6 million in combined research funding
Effects of a hot dry summer on forage quality
Milk production in Alberta
Cash advance program launches September 1
Represent canola growers in Alberta

From the August 20, 2018 issue of Agri-News
Preparing farm youth for a safe harvest season
Moving the bar to manage risk in Alberta
Seed annuals now to use for fall grazing
Price swings affect farm profitability
Thin cows create long-term problems
AgriProfit$ & cost of production for cow-calf producers
Moisture Situation as of August 12, 2018
2018 Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation
Worry free crop storage
Pre-harvest perennial weed control
Planning for new business opportunities
Netherlands and SIAL Paris mission
New tool to help growers optimize combine performance and increase yields

From the August 7, 2018 Issue of Agri-News
Nominations open for the Western Canadian Dairy Seminar Award of Merit
Fusarium Head Blight Concerns at Harvest
Wheat Prices on the Rise
Moisture Situation as of August 1, 2018
Learn about Blind Spots with this Interactive Display
Who Eats Alberta Beef?
Keep it Clean and Pre-Harvest Intervals
U of A Wheat Breeding Tour
Moisture Situation as of July 25, 2018
Grain Grading and Variety Designation Changes
Alberta Beef Producers Seeking Producer Delegates
Get your Products to International Markets Workshop

From the July 23, 2018 Issue of Agri-News
Pricing a Salvage Crop
Companies Invited to Canada Food Expo Japan and Korea 2018
Scouting for Fusarium Head Blight Symptoms in a Developing Crop
Moisture Situation as of July 15, 2018
Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture Tracking Survey Results
Netherlands as Gateway to the European Union
Explore Agriculture with snapAG
Check Trees for Dutch Elm Disease

From the July 16, 2018 Issue of Agri-News
Nitrate Accumulation in Hailed Out Crops
Bale Handling Safety
Pulse Crop Walks in Vegreville and Barrhead
Apply for the Livestock Industry Mission to Mexico
Weekly Crop Market Review
Impact of Changing Feedlot Pen Surfaces
FCC Agriculture Outlooks
2018 Barrhead Cereal Agronomy Tour
Questions Before You Borrow
Livestock Welfare Engagement Project Survey Now Online

From the July 9, 2018 Issue of Agri-News
Alberta to Launch Products to Markets and Value Added Products to Markets Programs
Recent Trends in Alberta's Grocery Retail Sector
Stacking Bales
Another Increase for Agricultural Real Estate Values in 2017
Alberta Companies Participate in SIAL Canada
Field Scouting Throughout the Growing Season
AgSafe Alberta Society Appoints Executive Director
Moisture Situation Update as of June 26, 2018
Agronomy Field Day in Lethbridge
Apply Now for the South America Development Mission
Considerations When Baling Hay
Attention Researchers: Genome Canada & AAFC Funding

From the June 25, 2018 Issue of Agri-News
Next Round of Canadian Agricultural Partnership Programs Now Accepting Applications
Seed Annual and Winter Annual Crops Now for Feed Next Winter
Fusarium Head Blight: Appropriate Fungicide Timing
Impact of Calving Month on Margin over Feed Cost for the Athabasca Region
Take What You Can Get Now for Hay
Register Now for the Lacombe Field Day
Moisture Situation Update as of June 17, 2018
How to Determine a Level of Spendable Income

From the June 18, 2018 Issue of Agri-News
Recognizing a Century of Alberta Farming and Ranching Dedication
Marketing Halal Beef Products
Farm Income Estimates for Alberta
Alberta Dutch Elm Disease Awareness Week is June 22 to 28
BeGrainSafe Demonstration Trailer Tours Alberta
Take this Weather and Climate Webpage with You
Pipelines in Alberta: What Landowners Need to Know
Seasonal Crop Prices
Forest Tent Caterpillars and Cattle
Herbicide Resistance
Real GDP and Alberta's Agri-Food Industries
A Strong Alberta Presence at this year's Gulfood
Alberta Milk Introduces New Program to Attract Organic Dairy Farmers

From the June 4, 2018 Issue of Agri-News
Hay Share Arrangements and Standing Hay Value
How AgriProfit$ Can Help Your Farm's Bottom Line
2016 Organic Agriculture in the Prairies Report now Available
Moisture Situation Update as of May 29, 2018
Alberta Bison Industry Supply Chain Profile
Attend the Mission to Summer Fancy Food in NYC
Consider Creep Feeding Calves for the Summer Grazing Season
Registration Open for the 2018 Pulse Agronomy Field School
A New Tool to Teach Youth about Rotating PTO Shaft Safety

From the May 28, 2018 Issue of Agri-News
A New Specialty in the Green Certificate Program
Managing your Riparian Areas
International Marketing Opportunities
Selecting the Right Business Structure for Your Farm
Alberta Livestock and the Census of Agriculture for Canada
2018 Summer Farm Employment Program
Dangers of Blue-Green Algae
Managing Air Emissions from Confined Feeding Operations in Alberta
Clubroot and Energy/Utility Developments
ABP Environmental Stewardship Award Call for Nominations

From the May 21, 2018 Issue of Agri-News
Start your Grazing Strategy Now
Early Season Weed Control
Weed Control Methods
Alberta Forage Survey
Plan Before Moving Farm Equipment on Public Roads
Alberta Moisture Situation as of May 15, 2018
Freehold Mineral Rights in Alberta
Planning Farm Land Ownership in Alberta
The Choice of Calving Early or Late on Margin over Feed Cost
Rethink Field Windbreaks

From the May 14, 2018 Issue of Agri-News
Alberta Approved Farmers' Markets Set to Open
Post-Emergent Land Rolling of Pea and Lentil Crops
Spring Weather and Greenhouse Ornamentals
Planning to Avoid a Feed Shortage
Entering the Fruit Industry in Alberta
Horticulture Checklist for May
The Case for High Legume Pastures
Management of Seed-Placed Fertilizers
Woodlot Insect Management

From the May 7, 2018 Issue of Agri-News
Alberta Moisture Situation as of May 2, 2018
When the Winter Feed Supply is Running Out and the Pastures Aren't Ready
Tips for Farmers' Market Vendors
Wireworms - We're Just Seeing the Tip of the Iceberg
Early Bird Rates Now Available for Summer 4-H Camps and Shows
New and Revised Factsheets Now Available
Seeding Rate Calculators
Dean of School of Agricultural Sciences Wins National Award
Young Guns Contest: Now Accepting Entries
The Value of Tree and Shrub Diversity
Why Seed Treatment

From the April 30, 2018 Issue of Agri-News
Understanding Gravel Pits in Alberta
Canadian Agricultural Partnership Update
Canadian Grain Commission Weekly Update: The Analysis
Beef and Pork Exports: Past, Present, and Future Outlook
Prevent Farm Tractor Runovers and Rollovers
Shelterbelt Planning and Design
Protecting your Families, Pets, and Livestock
Alberta Farmland Values Continued Steady Climb in 2017
Spring Grazing Management: The Grass Matters Webinar
New Scholarships for Alberta Rural Youth

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