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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.

By Jamie Woodford
Lethbridge
Tucked behind Lethbridge College, the AgTech Centre is a place where new technologies in agriculture are researched and tested to help improve the industry.

Thursday, 20 October 2011 08:05

New biogas plant construction got a good start

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By Jamie Woodford
Lethbridge
Construction of a new biogas plant in Lethbridge got a head start with southern Alberta’s extended summer.
Crews wrapped up land upgrades and tank foundations last week before shutting down for the winter.

Wednesday, 05 October 2011 11:33

LRC staff busy harvesting special triticale crop

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By Jamie Woodford
Alberta
For a once failed food crop, (and without much success as a feed crop either) triticale is fast becoming the next big thing in agriculture.
The vigourous rye-wheat hybrid is not only resistant to most plant disease, it also has a high drought tolerance.
Even more impressive, scientists at the Lethbridge Research Centre have made huge strides in the plant’s potential for industrial uses.

Thursday, 29 September 2011 10:16

$3.9 million for research centre

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By Jamie Woodford
Lethbridge
The Lethbridge Research Centre will get a new look while reducing its heating and cooling consumption.

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