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Local Agriculture

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 15:04

CWB plebiscite raises concern for some farmers

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By Jamie Woodford
Alberta
It’s no surprise debate is sparking over the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) plebiscite results, but it may be a surprising to learn it’s not just government brushing it off, some farmers are shaking their heads as well.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:58

Taber corn growers have some difficulties this year

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By Jamie Woodford
Taber
It's mid-September and there are still corn stands speckled across southern Alberta selling Taber corn — an oddity, according to growers of the famous corn.


Thursday, 08 September 2011 08:48

Petting zoos a popular draw

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By Jamie Woodford
Lethbridge
Although parents may have been prepared to spend and arm and a leg for their children to enjoy all that Whoop-Up Days had to offer, some found one little corner of the family fair was more than enough entertainment for their little tykes.

By Jamie Woodford
Alberta
Crop disease is a serious issue, and last year’s growing season in southern Alberta saw a lot of it.

By Jamie Woodford
Southern Alberta
Nearly 100 years old, 4-H clubs across Alberta are still going strong.
In 2010 and 2009, southern Alberta boasted the largest number of 4-H clubs than the rest of the province.

Thursday, 09 June 2011 11:43

Long-time reporter/editor outstanding in his field

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By Delon Shurtz
Southern Alberta Newspapers
Southern Alberta
There’s a desk against the north wall on the second floor of the Lethbridge Herald that, after decades of use, now sits vacant.

Thursday, 02 June 2011 11:55

UFA getting back to its rural roots

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By Ric Swihart
Southern Alberta
UFA can compete in the big pond, but with a new management team in place, the farmer-owned co-operative has its sights set on its base of operations —  small-town Alberta.

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