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Carrying charges in the crop markets
Register for the Feed What You Need webinar
Nurturing mental health and wellness on the farm
Register for International Food & Drink in London
Register now for the Introductory Fruit Production Workshop
Minister MacAulay announces investment to keep Canada's crop sector on cutting edge
Farm to Market to Table Conference
Olds College Welcomes New Director, Applied Research, Centre of Innovation
Smart Parkland survey

From the January 14, 2019 issue of Agri-News
Moisture situation update as of January 6, 2019
Still time to register for Ladies Livestock Lessons
Getting into Local Foods workshop
Aherne Innovation Prize at 2019 Banff Pork Seminar shared by two winners
FCC watching five top economic trends in 2019
New Exporters Mission to Seattle
The weed seed bank -- how to prevent unwelcome deposits
Being GMP Ready in the Natural Health Products Sector workshop
Green seed canola - what to consider when marketing
Nominations open for AFAC Awards of Distinction
Alberta Milk now accepting applications for New Entrant Assistance Program

From the December 17, 2018 issue of Agri-News
Insect forecast and survey maps now available
Alberta lamb and sheep market update
Moisture situation update as of December 10, 2018
Apply for the Local Rural Crime Watch Grant
Trade mission to Vietnam and the Philippines
Register now for January's Agronomy Update
Alberta food companies pursuing opportunities in the Netherlands and SIAL Paris

From the December 10, 2018 issue of Agri-News
Invitation to FOODEX Japan 2019
Invitation to Canadian Food Ingredients Mission to the U.S. Midwest
Manure Management Update
Cow-Calfenomics back in 2019
Coulee Crest Farms named 2019 Environmental Stewardship Award recipients
The 10 year strategic farm plan
Government of Canada's Dairy Farm Investment Program Phase II
Cattle on feed reports and cattle imports

From the December 3, 2018 issue of Agri-News
Alberta launches three Canadian Agricultural Partnership Programs
Health and safety on Alberta farms and ranches
Herbicide resistance - coming to a field near you
What to do when interest rates rise
Alberta companies 'eat up' Canada Food Expo Japan/Korea 2018
Dairy study group receives top industry award
Get the dirt on soil in Alberta

From the November 26, 2018 issue of Agri-News
Alberta launches Surveillance Program
Create a winter feed supply strategy
Choosing a Christmas tree
Christmas tree tips
Organic Certifications on the rise in Alberta
Celebrating 10 Years -- Alberta Agriculture and Forestry's Premises Identification System
Elm sanitation

From the November 19, 2018 issue of Agri-News
Straw-grain ration and the cost versus benefit of various supplements
Moisture situation update as of November 12, 2018
A growing gift for gardening enthusiasts
Growth of organic operations and acreage across the Prairies
Stocking stuffers for commercial producers
New online resource helps growers manage resistance
Great gifts for livestock producers
Refreshing how Alberta farmers manage environmental risk

From the November 13, 2018 issue of Agri-News
Alberta Beef Producers plebiscite extended
Make PPE a habit and grab it
Olds College and Agri-Trade launch new ag event
Alberta fed steer market
4-H clubs and conference update
Getting involved in agriculture education
Funding to support livestock producers with manure management
Fuel taxes and levies - a clarification
Alberta Pulse Growers launches new app for Regional Variety Trials and news in real time

From the November 5, 2018 issue of Agri-News
Manure storage options with a late harvest
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry at Agri-Trade
Moisture situation update as of October 28, 2018
Minimum wage and Alberta's agri-food workers
Call of the Land at the Royal Alberta Museum
Gases in groundwater
Show your 4-H colours
Livestock producers receive tax relief for 2018
Cost-conscious and profit-minded? Enroll in AgriProfit$
Alberta companies develop new markets in South America

From the October 29, 2018 issue of Agri-News
Alberta's cull cow market
Canadian Grain Commission extends Harvest Sample Program deadline
The effect of winter feeding systems: the study
Bale grazing waste trial
Alberta Beef Producers plebiscite update
Harvesting second-cut alfalfa hay
Using firewood this winter
Financing your business
UFA supports innovation in agriculture at Olds College

From the October 22, 2018 issue of Agri-News
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

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