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Thursday, 21 December 2017 06:36

Farmers got a cutting lesson about a destructive pest

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Agriculture industry professionals got a lesson in cutworms and their destructive nature at the 2017 annual Farming Smarter Conference.

Thursday, 21 December 2017 06:34

Orville Yanke Award goes to Picture Butte resident

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The Annual Farming Smarter Conference honoured a man dedicated to giving significant contributions to the Agriculture industry across southern Alberta over his lifetime this December with their Orville Yanke Award.

Farmers congregated together at the annual Farming Smarter Conference and enjoyed some information presentations, utilizing leading-edge scientists and an educational trade show.

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) is concerned that grain transportation in Canada is being put at risk with the failure to pass Bill C-49, The Transportation Modernization Act, prior to Christmas.

Learning the ins and outs of growing seed canola and how it differs from growing commercial canola will be one of the many informative sessions taking place at the Irrigated Crop Production Update 2018  which is taking place at the Lethbridge Lodge Hotel on Jan. 16-17.

Could Canada be seeing big changes with their trading future as Donald Trump sets his sights on different agreements in the near future?

Thursday, 14 December 2017 06:56

Putting a value on topsoil, nutrient loss near Hilda

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The losses of topsoil and soil nutrients caused by the Hilda wildfires and accompanying high winds are significant , according to preliminary figures coming from an analysis conducted by a soil scientist.

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