Agriculture and Food : Agri-News https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/homemain/agnw Agri-News is a news package published each Monday that has information of interest to Albertans on agriculture, food and beverage production, marketing, research, provincial events and policy, and home gardening. Nominations open for two Alberta Milk Awards https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28202 Alberta Milk is now accepting nominations for the Dairy Industry Achievement Award & the Recognition of Service Award (Agri-News, Sep 17) Livestock Mon, 17 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28202 2018-09-17T06:00:00Z Moisture Situation as of September 16, 2018 https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27145 Ralph Wright analyzes the data (Agri-News, Sep 17) Weather & Climate Mon, 17 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27145 2018-09-17T06:00:00Z Requirements changing for food businesses https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28200 Safe Food for Canadians Regulations come into force on January 15, 2019 (Agri-News, Sep 17) Food & Ag Processing Mon, 17 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28200 2018-09-17T06:00:00Z CRSB Certified logo for beef sustainability now available for the Canadian marketplace https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28220 Shows consumers that companies are sourcing at least 30% of their beef from certified Canadian farms and ranches (Agri-News, Sep 17) Livestock Mon, 17 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28220 2018-09-17T06:00:00Z Farm grain storage https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28201 What producers should consider when looking for more grain storage (Agri-News, Sep 17) Business & Economics Mon, 17 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28201 2018-09-17T06:00:00Z Preparing for fall tree planting https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28218 Whether spring or fall, preparation and planning are key components of the tree planting process (Agri-News, Sep 17) Crops Mon, 17 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28218 2018-09-17T06:00:00Z Agriculture development focus of Ghanaian MP tour of Alberta https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28208 this mission was a follow up to the AF trip to Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire. The main areas of focus were cattle industries and agri-food processing (Agri-News, Sep 17) Business & Economics Mon, 17 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28208 2018-09-17T06:00:00Z Dealing with harvest farm fires https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28191 A farm emergency plan is the first step when dealing with the risk of fires during harvest (Agri-News, Sep 10) Rural Services Mon, 10 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28191 2018-09-10T06:00:00Z Alberta Wheat Commission call for nominations https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28180 Alberta Wheat Commission accepting nominations for one director and three regional representatives in Region 3 (Agri-News, Sep 10) Business & Economics Mon, 10 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28180 2018-09-10T06:00:00Z Funding to support irrigation efficiency in Alberta https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28181 Applications are being accepted for the Irrigation Efficiency program under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Agri-News, Sep 10) Rural Services Mon, 10 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28181 2018-09-10T06:00:00Z Expensive feed or custom feed: a cost comparison https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28176 Dean Dyck compares purchasing feed or moving cows to a custom operator to feed and care for them (Agri-News, Sep 10) Livestock Mon, 10 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28176 2018-09-10T06:00:00Z Using light bushel weight barley in cattle rations https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28175 Feeding light bushel weight grain to cattle lets producers use a graint that is discounted in the market but retains its value in a cow (Agri-News, Sep 10) Crops Mon, 10 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28175 2018-09-10T06:00:00Z Share your insights with the Livestock Welfare Engagement Project https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28193 The Livestock Welfare Engagement project is looking for albertans to take part in focus groups (Agri-News, Sep 10) Livestock Mon, 10 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28193 2018-09-10T06:00:00Z Longstanding donor to help increase Lakeland College farm land base https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28182 The generosity of a donor will provide opportunities for Lakeland College's agricultural sciences students to grow ag-based research opportunities (Agri-News, Sep 10) Rural Services Mon, 10 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28182 2018-09-10T06:00:00Z Register now for CFGA 2018 Conference in Calgary https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28192 This conference highlights how the forage and grassland sector is a critical foundation for sustainable growth and development (Agri-News, Sep 10) Crops Mon, 10 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28192 2018-09-10T06:00:00Z The importance of pregnancy checking the cow herd https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28190 knowing which cows are pregnant can help with culling the herd when feed supplies are tight (Agri-News, Sep 10) Livestock Mon, 10 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28190 2018-09-10T06:00:00Z Frost and Nitrate Accumulation https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28160 After the first frost hits, how to manage nitrate accumulation in crops (Agri-News, Sep 6) Crops Thu, 06 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28160 2018-09-06T06:00:00Z Canola considerations https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28162 As canola is starting to come off the fields, producers will want to ensure that it is harvested and kept in good condition (Agri-News, Sep 6) Crops Thu, 06 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28162 2018-09-06T06:00:00Z Drop off your obsolete pesticide and livestock medication https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28159 Cleanfarms will be collecting obsolete pesticides and medications in southern Alberta this year in October (Agri-News, Sep 6) Rural Services Thu, 06 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28159 2018-09-06T06:00:00Z Reducing impact on pastures: creep feeding https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28171 Creep feeding improves the plane of nutrition for the calves on poor quality pasture, and, it takes some of the pressure off the cows (Agri-News, Sep 6) Crops Thu, 06 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28171 2018-09-06T06:00:00Z Participate in the 2018 wheat surveys https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28174 Insect technologists are looking for wheat producers to volunteer the use of their harvested fields for two surveys (Agri-News, Sep 6) Crops Thu, 06 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28174 2018-09-06T06:00:00Z New Animal Health Clinic provides authentic industry environment https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28173 Lakeland College opens its new Animal Health Clinic on the Vermilion campus for students going in to vet/animal health care (Agri-News, Sep 6) Livestock Thu, 06 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28173 2018-09-06T06:00:00Z Reducing impact on pastures: wean calves early https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28170 Weaning calves can use to lessen the impact on struggling pastures as it reduces and changes the requirements on the cows (Agri-News, Sep 6) Livestock Thu, 06 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28170 2018-09-06T06:00:00Z Reducing impact on pastures: alternative grazing options https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28172 alternative feed sources may be the only option to get through the winter and the cow herd remain profitable (Agri-News, Sep 6) Crops Thu, 06 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28172 2018-09-06T06:00:00Z Alberta Canola contributes more than $1.5 million to the Canola Agri-Science Cluster https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28163 this funding supports research, including clubroot, blackleg, and flea beetles. Funding comes from CAP& the prairie provinces (Agri-News, Sep 6) Crops Thu, 06 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28163 2018-09-06T06:00:00Z FCC Drive Away Hunger launch supports school meal programs https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28161 this program supports meal programs in 100 schools across Canada by raising funds and food donations (Agri-News, Sep 6) Business & Economics Thu, 06 Sep 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28161 2018-09-06T06:00:00Z Moisture Situation as of August 28, 2018 https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28137 (Agri-News, Aug 28) Weather & Climate Tue, 28 Aug 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28137 2018-08-28T06:00:00Z Economic impact of four strategies to manage feed shortages https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28124 A comparison of the financial implications of four different options to manage a feed shortage of 25% for a 100 cow herd (Agri-News, Aug 28) Business & Economics Tue, 28 Aug 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28124 2018-08-28T06:00:00Z Harvested crop samples https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28135 A step to marketing is knowing the product that you have to offer - the imporatnce of harvest crop samples (Agri-News, Aug 28) Business & Economics Tue, 28 Aug 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28135 2018-08-28T06:00:00Z BCRC call for proposals for research chairs https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28136 BCRC is exploring options to establish Research Chairs in key areas with investment of Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off funding (Agri-News, Aug 28) Livestock Tue, 28 Aug 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28136 2018-08-28T06:00:00Z Alberta to launch Risk Mitigation Program https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28149 Risk Mitigation Program under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership has been launched this week and is now accepting applications (Agri-News, Aug 28) Crops Tue, 28 Aug 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28149 2018-08-28T06:00:00Z AgriProfit$ expands in 2019 https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28125 The AgriProfit$ program offers customized business analysis to help Alberta producers and there will be changes in 2019 (Agri-News, Aug 28) Business & Economics Tue, 28 Aug 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28125 2018-08-28T06:00:00Z The future of government-owned hopper car fleets https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28133 The passing for Bill C-49 gives railways incentives to invest in new infrastructure like hopper cars (Agri-News, Aug 28) Business & Economics Tue, 28 Aug 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28133 2018-08-28T06:00:00Z Starting a local food-selling business in Alberta https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28134 What rules and regulations apply for new local food ventures (Agri-News, Aug 28) Business & Economics Tue, 28 Aug 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28134 2018-08-28T06:00:00Z What to consider when grazing hay fields this fall https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28126 what do know when putting cattle on hay stands before they're brought back to the farm (Agri-News, Aug 28) Crops Tue, 28 Aug 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28126 2018-08-28T06:00:00Z