Local Agriculture

Wednesday, 16 November 2011 08:18

Sustainable Ag Tour focuses on innovations/waterways

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By Jamie Woodford
Southern Alberta
Protecting the quality of local waterways was the theme of a sustainable agriculture tour recently hosted by the County of Lethbridge. 

Wednesday, 09 November 2011 08:41

Too much rain initially dampened AIPA’s year

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By Jamie Woodford
Alberta
Irrigation districts in southern Alberta wrapped up last month with “a pretty good year,” but things were looking pretty bleak in the beginning as rains continued through the spring.

Wednesday, 09 November 2011 08:01

Workers busy harvesting annual sugar beet crop

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By Jamie Woodford
Alberta
It’s stirred into your coffee, sprinkled on your cereal, or mixed into the muffin batter, but before sugar lands in your pantry, it’s extracted from sugar beets. Even before that the beets are handled by hard-working people on the ground.


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The CWB today released its October 2011 Pool Return Outlook (PRO) for the 2011-12 crop year.

Thursday, 27 October 2011 08:22

Berger gets key position in Redford’s cabinet

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By Susan Quinlan
Alberta
With the recent election of Premier Alison Redford comes the expected cabinet shuffle and among those taking up new posts is Evan Berger, now Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Thursday, 27 October 2011 08:21

Premier a fan of Farmworkers’ Union

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By Jamie Woodford
Alberta
Although there may be some discontent among Gary Mar supporters, one group is certainly pleased Alison Redford is Alberta’s newest premier.
The Farmworkers’ Union of Alberta, which officially endorsed Redford’s campaign, has been pushing for years to earn farmers and farmworkers the same labour rights and protection as other workers in Alberta.

Thursday, 27 October 2011 08:21

4-H Regional Council honours its best

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By Jamie Woodford
Taber
Given it was the Thanksgiving long weekend, the 4-H Regional Council was surprised at the turnout for the annual 4-H welcome back celebrations held Oct. 8 at the Taber Community Centre.

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