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After a year of consultative meetings with Alberta farmers, livestock producers and agricultural related groups, the recommendations of the Employment Standards Technical Working Group were released earlier this week. 

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 09:44

Ag Expo all about networking and knowledge

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Another successful Ag Expo has come to a close in Lethbridge. With 400 exhibitors at the event at the beginning of March this year many of them have been at the agricultural tradeshow annually.

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 09:42

North American Seed Fair rewards the best

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The 120th anniversary of the North American Seed Fair had a good number of entries. This year there were about 124 entries for the seed fair. New to the seed fair this year was a ‘Test your seed knowledge’ contest and Terri Nielson with Exhibition Park says people seemed to enjoy it.

It is a bit of an unpleasant topic, but it is an important one.

Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced details of the 2017 Crop Insurance Program Feb. 23.  

Alberta wheat farmers who paid the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) check-off and did not request a refund are eligible to receive a 20 percent tax credit under the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) program for their investment in AWC-funded wheat research. For example, farmers who paid $100 in check-off to AWC in 2016 would earn $20 in tax credit.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada released the 2017 Canadian Agricultural Outlook on Feb. 17.

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