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Heat continues for western Prairies

Temperatures continued climbing Tuesday as a warmer range spread out on the western Prairies. Highs at WeatherFarm stations reached +32 C around Pierceland in northwestern Saskatchewan and +31 C around Westlock, north of Edmonton, but hit just +13 C around Winnipeg. Tuesday’s lows held above freezing over the region, at their lowest hitting +3 C around Grande Prairie […] Read more

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Seeding underway in southern Alberta

CNS Canada — Alberta farmers are in the early stages of seeding this year’s crop, with operations expected to become more widespread over the next few weeks. “Southern Alberta is the most advanced, and (farmers) have been plugging away for as long as two weeks in some areas,” said Mark Cutts, a crop specialist with […] Read more

Water level changes in a shallow (35 foot) observation well near Melfort, Sask.  1967 – 2016.

Climate and weather cycles

There have always been climate cycles. The question is "Where are we now?"

One of the biggest topics for discussion in recent years is climate change and how we have to shut down the world as we know it to keep alive in the future. On the CO2 and fossil fuel issue Canada is a rounding error. It is all about China. And China must change. Not so […] Read more

Record-low summerfallow expected

CNS Canada — Changing farm practices and moving world markets over the years have seen shifts in the makeup of the crops grown in Canada — but the most noticeable change in the past three decades may be the amount of land seeded to nothing. Heading into the 2016 growing season, Canadian farmers say they […] Read more


California communities beg for relief from drought restrictions

Sacramento | Reuters — California communities where a wet winter has filled reservoirs and begun ameliorating the state’s catastrophic four-year drought begged water regulators on Wednesday to reduce or eliminate emergency conservation measures imposed last year. Facing pushback from aggravated consumers under the ongoing rules, water utilities say they will have little credibility asking for […] Read more

A hemispheric lens captures a 180-degree image over a silvopasture -- a combined forestry and grazing site. (Charlie Feldhake photo courtesy ARS/USDA)

Farm emissions research program renewed

A federal program backing research into farm-level technologies and practices that limit farms’ greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has been picked up for another five-year run. Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay on Wednesday announced $27 million is budgeted over the 2016-21 period for the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program (AGGP). More information about criteria for the renewed program […] Read more

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