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Anthrax detected in northern Alberta

Two cases confirmed from two separate beef cattle farms in the Fort Vermillion area

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has been notified of confirmed cases of anthrax in two separate beef cattle farms in the Fort Vermillion area. Given these findings and recently confirmed cases in Saskatchewan, producers are reminded to be on the look-out for anthrax. The recent hot, dry weather has led to conditions that are favourable for […] Read More



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Alberta Crop Report

Crop conditions as of July 21, 2015

Over the past week most of the province received upwards of 20 mm of rain, which helped dry areas and somewhat alleviated moisture stress on cereals and oilseeds crops. Localized areas around Calgary, Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, Valleyview/High Prairie and Smoky Lake received over 50 mm of precipitation. Scattered hail storms were reported in […] Read More


There is always something new out there…The Ag In Motion farm show near Saskatoon this week was the “Pot of Gold” in terms of discovering what is new or is coming down the pipeline with new farm machinery, production technology and advances in crop development. Above, Leeann Minogue, editor of Grainews interviews, centre, talks with Kent Gulash, district sales manager with Dow AgroSciences about new DAS canola varieties that are entering the market this year, as well as other leading hybrid varieties still in development. Looking on is Loralee Orr, DAS communications leader. 

Ag in Motion: Photo gallery wrap-up

A few more final sights from Western Canada's Outdoor Farm Expo

There is always something new out there…The Ag In Motion farm show near Saskatoon this week was the “Pot of Gold” in terms of discovering what is new or is coming down the pipeline with new farm machinery, production technology and advances in crop development. Above, Leeann Minogue, editor of Grainews interviews, centre, talks with […] Read More



"We’re finding very few bertha armyworm moths, which means we're not expecting any trouble with them this year."

Good news on berthas but watch for hoppers

In his weekly Call of the Land report, Alberta Agriculture insect management specialist Scott Meers says there is good news on bertha armyworm in the province this year. “We’re finding very few bertha armyworm moths, which means we’re not expecting any trouble with them this year,” he said. Only three traps have been found with […] Read More


Torch River’s million-dollar loading facility has been running since June 2014. There are four bins, holding 14,000 bushels each.

Torch River facility up and running

Starting short-line railways and local grain handling facilities is hard work, with a good pay-off

Setting up a short-line railway takes a good deal of patience and determination, but Saskatchewan farmers are finding it’s a worthwhile endeavour. “I think at the end of the day this is definitely going to be well worth it to our farmers,” said Wayne Bacon, farmer and president of Northern Lights Rail. Northern Lights Rail […] Read More



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Ag in Motion is underway!

Farmers and agribusinesses in Western Canada are seeing the latest agricultural technology in action at Ag In Motion, Western Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. Set up on 320 acres 15 minutes northwest of Saskatoon, Sask., Ag in Motion features live demonstrations of field equipment, crops and services. Ag in Motion runs from July 21 to July […] Read More




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Supervising summer farm workers

If you’re putting summer students to work on your farm this 
season, these five survival tips could make it easier for everyone

Summer workers provide much-needed support in a farm’s busy season. But if you have summer students in the fields — family or otherwise — it can be easy to overlook the need to share essential information about your expectations and your operation. Here are some key human resources tips to keep in mind before busy […] Read More





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