Agriculture and Food : Agri-News https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/homemain/agnw Agri-News is a news package published each Monday that has information of interest to Albertans on agriculture, food and beverage production, marketing, research, provincial events and policy, and home gardening. Moisture Situation Update as of June 17, 2018 https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27892 Ralph Wright analyzes the latest data (Agri-News, Jun 18) Weather & Climate Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27892 2018-06-18T06:00:00Z How to Determine a Level of Spendable Income https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27838 What level of spendable income do you want or need from your farm operation? Dean Dyck, examines what to consider when determining it. (Agri-News, Jun 18) Business & Economics Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27838 2018-06-18T06:00:00Z Recognizing a Century of Alberta Farming and Ranching Dedication https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27882 96 families have been invited to recognition events taking place in rural venues across the province (Agri-News, Jun 4) Rural Services Mon, 04 Jun 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27882 2018-06-04T06:00:00Z Alberta Milk Introduces New Program to Attract Organic Dairy Farmers https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27833 Alberta Milk has introduced a new program to alleviate some of the start-up costs associated with starting an organic dairy farm (Agri-News, Jun 4) Livestock Mon, 04 Jun 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27833 2018-06-04T06:00:00Z Take this Weather and Climate Webpage with You https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27869 Alberta and Agriculture and Forestry (AF) has just launched its weather and climate mobile-friendly webpage (Agri-News, Jun 4) Weather & Climate Mon, 04 Jun 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27869 2018-06-04T06:00:00Z Forest Tent Caterpillars and Cattle https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27860 Beef and forage specialists at the Ag-Info Centre have been receiving calls from livestock producers concerned with these caterpillars (Agri-News, Jun 4) Livestock Mon, 04 Jun 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27860 2018-06-04T06:00:00Z Real GDP and Alberta's Agri-Food Industries https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27854 GDP is a primary indicator used to measure the performance of a country's economy-an important tool comparing performance of different jurisdictions (Agri-News, Jun 4) Statistics Mon, 04 Jun 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27854 2018-06-04T06:00:00Z A Strong Alberta Presence at this year's Gulfood https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27842 Gulfood took place February 18 to 22, 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the considered to be the most important food show in the region (Agri-News, Jun 4) Trade Mon, 04 Jun 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27842 2018-06-04T06:00:00Z Seasonal Crop Prices https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27861 How supply and demand are the main price determining factors and how seasonal crop prices are calculated (Agri-News, Jun 4) Business & Economics Mon, 04 Jun 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27861 2018-06-04T06:00:00Z Alberta Dutch Elm Disease Awareness Week is June 22 to 28 https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27877 Raising awareness about Dutch elm disease (DED), the importance of elm trees to our communities, and that DED can be prevented (Agri-News, Jun 4) Diseases/Insects/ Pests Mon, 04 Jun 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27877 2018-06-04T06:00:00Z Farm Income Estimates for Alberta https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27878 Statistics Canada has released its 2017 farm income estimates as well as first quarter 2018 farm cash receipts (Agri-News, Jun 4) Statistics Mon, 04 Jun 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27878 2018-06-04T06:00:00Z BeGrainSafe Demonstration Trailer Tours Alberta https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27876 The BeGrainSafe trailer will make its way across Alberta for both first responder training and public education events (Agri-News, Jun 4) Rural Services Mon, 04 Jun 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27876 2018-06-04T06:00:00Z Pipelines in Alberta: What Landowners Need to Know https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27859 The updated version of Pipelines in Alberta: What Landowners Need to Know is now available from the Farmers' Advocate Office (Agri-News, Jun 4) Rural Services Mon, 04 Jun 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27859 2018-06-04T06:00:00Z Herbicide Resistance https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27855 Weed resistance is an issue in crop production but is coming to the forefront as increasing numbers of weeds are not responding to herbicides (Agri-News, Jun 4) Crops Mon, 04 Jun 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27855 2018-06-04T06:00:00Z Marketing Halal Beef Products https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27862 the world's halal market could be an opportunity for Alberta ranchers, producers, and exporters. (Agri-News, Jun 4) Livestock Mon, 04 Jun 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27862 2018-06-04T06:00:00Z Attend the Mission to Summer Fancy Food in NYC https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27820 AF is developing a walking program at this tradshow for Alberta exporters targeting American specialty food sectors (Agri-News, May 28) Food & Ag Processing Mon, 28 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27820 2018-05-28T06:00:00Z 2016 Organic Agriculture in the Prairies Report now Available https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27832 It details organic operations including primary producers and processors/handlers, organic acreage and crop types, and province-specific trends/stats (Agri-News, May 28) Business & Economics Mon, 28 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27832 2018-05-28T06:00:00Z How AgriProfit$ Can Help Your Farm's Bottom Line https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27831 Knowing your farm's cost of production can help guide long-term business decisions (Agri-News, May 28) Business & Economics Mon, 28 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27831 2018-05-28T06:00:00Z Registration Open for the 2018 Pulse Agronomy Field School https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27819 Presented by Lakeland College and Alberta Pulse Growers Zone 5, the field school showcases research with hands-on plots (Agri-News, May 28) Crops Mon, 28 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27819 2018-05-28T06:00:00Z Moisture Situation Update as of May 29, 2018 https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27824 Ralph Wright analyses the weather data for May 2018 (Agri-News, May 28) Weather & Climate Mon, 28 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27824 2018-05-28T06:00:00Z Alberta Bison Industry Supply Chain Profile https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27807 The Alberta Bison Industry supply chain profile is now available. It provides an overview of what is happening in Alberta's bison supply chain (Agri-News, May 28) Livestock Mon, 28 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27807 2018-05-28T06:00:00Z A New Tool to Teach Youth about Rotating PTO Shaft Safety https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27806 The Alberta Farm Safety Pogram has a new hands-on Power Take Off (PTO) display for farm safety events (Agri-News, May 28) Rural Services Mon, 28 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27806 2018-05-28T06:00:00Z Hay Share Arrangements and Standing Hay Value https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27834 now is the time to crunch the numbers and determine the worth of this year's standing hay crop to use when calculating share allocation (Agri-News, May 28) Business & Economics Mon, 28 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27834 2018-05-28T06:00:00Z Consider Creep Feeding Calves for the Summer Grazing Season https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27811 on poor pastures, for every 5 pounds of creep feed consumed, calf growth rates improve by 1 pound (Agri-News, May 28) Livestock Mon, 28 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27811 2018-05-28T06:00:00Z Alberta Livestock and the Census of Agriculture for Canada https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27795 A comparison of the Alberta livestock data from the 2016 and 2011 Census of Agriculture for Canada (Agri-News, May 22) Livestock Tue, 22 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27795 2018-05-22T06:00:00Z Selecting the Right Business Structure for Your Farm https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27797 A look at the various business structures to adopt for your farm business (Agri-News, May 22) Business & Economics Tue, 22 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27797 2018-05-22T06:00:00Z Dangers of Blue-Green Algae https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27787 Blue-green algae, a cyanobacteria, can cause organ damage or even death if ingested by livestock or pets (Agri-News, May 22) Soil/Water/Air Tue, 22 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27787 2018-05-22T06:00:00Z Managing your Riparian Areas https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27798 Learn how to maximize the benefits of riparian areas to your own operations and to surrounding watersheds (Agri-News, May 22) Rural Services Tue, 22 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27798 2018-05-22T06:00:00Z ABP Environmental Stewardship Award Call for Nominations https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27775 The Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) is seeking nominations for the 2019 Environmental Stewardship Award (Agri-News, May 22) Livestock Tue, 22 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27775 2018-05-22T06:00:00Z A New Specialty in the Green Certificate Program https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27796 The Poultry Technician certificate is the new specialization being offered to (Agri-News, May 22) Learning & 4H Tue, 22 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27796 2018-05-22T06:00:00Z Managing Air Emissions from Confined Feeding Operations in Alberta https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27786 The latest edition of Ammonia and Particulate Matter Emissions Inventory for CFOs in Alberta (APMEICA 2016) is now available (Agri-News, May 22) Livestock Tue, 22 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27786 2018-05-22T06:00:00Z International Marketing Opportunities https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27799 Trade missions to South America, Miami, and Mexico for various ag industries in Alberta (Agri-News, May 22) Trade Tue, 22 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27799 2018-05-22T06:00:00Z 2018 Summer Farm Employment Program https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27791 full-time farmers can now apply for this program that offers a grant to hire students for July and August (Agri-News, May 22) Learning & 4H Tue, 22 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27791 2018-05-22T06:00:00Z Clubroot and Energy/Utility Developments https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27777 the spread of clubroot can be a big concern for landowners who have oil, gas, or utility developments on their land (Agri-News, May 22) Diseases/Insects/ Pests Tue, 22 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27777 2018-05-22T06:00:00Z