Agriculture and Food : Agri-News https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/homemain/agnw Agri-News is a news package published each Monday that has information of interest to Albertans on agriculture, food and beverage production, marketing, research, provincial events and policy, and home gardening. Alberta food companies pursuing opportunities in the Netherlands and SIAL Paris https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28493 Interest in the European market continues to grow among Alberta food companies (Agri-News, Dec 12) Food & Ag Processing Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28493 2018-12-12T07:00:00Z Register now for January's Agronomy Update https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28510 Lethbridge is the site of the next Agronomy Update, taking place January 15-16, 2019 (Agri-News, Dec 12) Crops Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28510 2018-12-12T07:00:00Z Apply for the Local Rural Crime Watch Grant https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28520 Local rural crime watch associations must submit their application for the $1,000 annual grant before January 15, 2019. (Agri-News, Dec 12) Rural Services Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28520 2018-12-12T07:00:00Z Trade mission to Vietnam and the Philippines https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28511 Looking for interest in a possible trade mission for food, beverage and food ingredients companies to Ho Chi Minh City & Manila in April (Agri-News, Dec 12) Food & Ag Processing Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28511 2018-12-12T07:00:00Z Moisture situation update as of December 10, 2018 https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28521 Ralph Wright analzyes the latest data, looking at snow packs and moisture levels across the province (Agri-News, Dec 12) Weather & Climate Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28521 2018-12-12T07:00:00Z Cow-Calfenomics back in 2019 https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28496 Cow-Calfenomics is coming to a community near you in January 2019, and registration is now open (Agri-News, Dec 7) Business & Economics Fri, 07 Dec 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28496 2018-12-07T07:00:00Z Coulee Crest Farms named 2019 Environmental Stewardship Award recipients https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28497 Each year, ABP recognizes a cattle operation that contributes to the land while improving productivity and profitability (Agri-News, Dec 7) Livestock Fri, 07 Dec 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28497 2018-12-07T07:00:00Z Invitation to FOODEX Japan 2019 https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28503 FOODEX Japan 2019 trade show takes place February 28 to March 9, 2019. It will include exhibitor & walking program options (Agri-News, Dec 7) Food & Ag Processing Fri, 07 Dec 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28503 2018-12-07T07:00:00Z Cattle on feed reports and cattle imports https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28492 Jason Wood compares the latest cattle on feed reports and looks at the non-purebred cattle imports (Agri-News, Dec 7) Business & Economics Fri, 07 Dec 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28492 2018-12-07T07:00:00Z The 10 year strategic farm plan https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28494 No matter your age, it is never too early or late to put together a 10 year strategic plan for your farm (Agri-News, Dec 7) Business & Economics Fri, 07 Dec 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28494 2018-12-07T07:00:00Z Manure Management Update https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28501 Roller compacted concrete, challenges of manure application, and new technologies are just some of the topics to be covered Jan 14 (Agri-News, Dec 7) Livestock Fri, 07 Dec 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28501 2018-12-07T07:00:00Z Government of Canada's Dairy Farm Investment Program Phase II https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28495 Starting January 7, 2019, requests for the second and final phase of the $250 million program are being accepted (Agri-News, Dec 7) Livestock Fri, 07 Dec 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28495 2018-12-07T07:00:00Z Invitation to Canadian Food Ingredients Mission to the U.S. Midwest https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28502 This mission will include stops in Minneapolis, Chicago and Cleveland and tentative mission dates are February 25 to 28 (Agri-News, Dec 7) Food & Ag Processing Fri, 07 Dec 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28502 2018-12-07T07:00:00Z Get the dirt on soil in Alberta https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28466 Alberta Soil Information Viewer provides various levels of soil information to various professions in the province. (Agri-News, Nov 29) Crops Thu, 29 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28466 2018-11-29T07:00:00Z Herbicide resistance - coming to a field near you https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28473 Herbicide resistance in weeds is a growing problem affecting many commonly used products used in Alberta and around the world (Agri-News, Nov 29) Diseases/Insects/ Pests Thu, 29 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28473 2018-11-29T07:00:00Z Health and safety on Alberta farms and ranches https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28467 New technical rules in the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Code came into effect Dec 1, but farmers and ranchers may hae quesitons (Agri-News, Nov 29) Rural Services Thu, 29 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28467 2018-11-29T07:00:00Z Alberta companies 'eat up' Canada Food Expo Japan/Korea 2018 https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28465 Six Alberta companies participated in the biennial Canada Food Expo tabletop event in Japan & South Korea held October 1- 9/18 (Agri-News, Nov 29) Food & Ag Processing Thu, 29 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28465 2018-11-29T07:00:00Z Dairy study group receives top industry award https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28468 The East of Olds Dairy Farmer Study Club received the Dairy Industry Achievement Award (Agri-News, Nov 29) Livestock Thu, 29 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28468 2018-11-29T07:00:00Z What to do when interest rates rise https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28469 The factors to consider when mortage loan term negotiations are happening - fixed long term or variable rate (Agri-News, Nov 29) Business & Economics Thu, 29 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28469 2018-11-29T07:00:00Z Alberta launches three Canadian Agricultural Partnership Programs https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28477 Three programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership have been launched and are now accepting applications (Agri-News, Nov 29) Rural Services Thu, 29 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28477 2018-11-29T07:00:00Z Choosing a Christmas tree https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28428 Christmas will soon be here, and picking out that perfect tree is a family ritual full of promise and fun (Agri-News, Nov 20) Crops Tue, 20 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28428 2018-11-20T07:00:00Z Elm sanitation https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28430 Elm sanitation is essential to a Dutch Elm Disease (DED) prevention program (Agri-News, Nov 20) Crops Tue, 20 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28430 2018-11-20T07:00:00Z Christmas tree tips https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28429 Here are a few tips for choosing and caring for a Christmas tree (Agri-News, Nov 20) Crops Tue, 20 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28429 2018-11-20T07:00:00Z Create a winter feed supply strategy https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28431 Testing various feeds and knowing the nutritional values of each, lets producers know that they are feeding the right feeds at the right time (Agri-News, Nov 20) Livestock Tue, 20 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28431 2018-11-20T07:00:00Z Alberta launches Surveillance Program https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28427 The purpose is to increase the early detection of existing and emerging livestock diseases, crop pests, bee pests, and foodborne hazards (Agri-News, Nov 20) Crops Tue, 20 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28427 2018-11-20T07:00:00Z Organic Certifications on the rise in Alberta https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28433 This report highlights the continued strong growth in organic production in Alberta, which is driven by continually increasing demand (Agri-News, Nov 20) Crops Tue, 20 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28433 2018-11-20T07:00:00Z Celebrating 10 Years -- Alberta Agriculture and Forestry's Premises Identification System https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28432 This system provides a way of linking livestock and poultry to specific pieces of land for animal disease and emergency response situations (Agri-News, Nov 20) Diseases/Insects/ Pests Tue, 20 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28432 2018-11-20T07:00:00Z Great gifts for livestock producers https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28414 Books and videos make wonderful gifts and stocking-stuffers for the farmer, rancher or 4-H member on your list (Agri-News, Nov 15) Livestock Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28414 2018-11-15T07:00:00Z Straw-grain ration and the cost versus benefit of various supplements https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28411 Feeding straw-grain ration to pregnant cows is an option but some nutrional concerns need to be addressed (Agri-News, Nov 15) Livestock Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28411 2018-11-15T07:00:00Z A growing gift for gardening enthusiasts https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28415 Information about Alberta's native plants, as well as growing and maintaining healthy gardens and landscapes, makes a great gift (Agri-News, Nov 15) Crops Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28415 2018-11-15T07:00:00Z Stocking stuffers for commercial producers https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28416 Looking for that special gift for someone interested in commercial production? Find some books at AF (Agri-News, Nov 15) Crops Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28416 2018-11-15T07:00:00Z New online resource helps growers manage resistance https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28409 Manage Resistance Now helps producers minimize the development of herbicide, fungicide and insecticide resistance on their farms (Agri-News, Nov 15) Crops Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28409 2018-11-15T07:00:00Z Moisture situation update as of November 12, 2018 https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28413 Ralph Wright analyzes the latest data (Agri-News, Nov 15) Weather & Climate Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28413 2018-11-15T07:00:00Z Refreshing how Alberta farmers manage environmental risk https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28410 TheAlberta Environmental Farm Plan (AEFP) website now has an updated look and functionality. (Agri-News, Nov 15) Rural Services Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28410 2018-11-15T07:00:00Z Growth of organic operations and acreage across the Prairies https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28412 This 2017 data report contains information and statistics on organic operations, acreage, and market growth in the Prairies (Agri-News, Nov 15) Crops Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28412 2018-11-15T07:00:00Z