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Swift Current farmer and former elected Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) director Stewart Wells believes the organization’s single-desk marketing advantage can still be saved, although federal legislation has already been approved to end the monopoly.

By Jamie Woodford
Southern Alberta
While a nationwide drug shortage has hospitals across the country rationing supplies and cancelling elective surgeries, a southern Alberta company is taking steps to boost Canada’s medicine-making industry.

By Susan Quinlan
Claresholm
From production manager through to magazine publicist, Jackie Chalmers has been a Jane of all trades.
Over the past few years, she’s added another couple of hats to her collection including promoter of the slow food movement and organic garlic grower at the New Oxley Ranch west of Claresholm.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012 14:17

Ag project looks to expand

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By Jamie Woodford
Southern Alberta
Blood Tribe Agricultural Project (BTAP) has become so successful, it’s looking to expand two of its programs.
The organization recently held a three-day information session aimed at not only creating awareness of the BTAP’s programs, but also to generate more business.

Tuesday, 06 March 2012 10:27

North American Seed Fair results

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By Jamie Woodford
Southern Alberta
Close to 200 entries were received for the 2012 North American Seed Fair at this year’s Ag Expo in Lethbridge.

By Jamie Woodford
Southern Alberta
All he had to do was turn the key, and Bennett Bayes walked, or rather drove away from Ag Expo March 1 with a brand new 2012 International 7500 tandem truck and box from Southland International worth more than $130,000.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 13:36

Organic Alberta’s 2012 Regional Conference growing

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By Jamie Woodford
Southern Alberta
There are 367 organic farmers in Alberta and there’s plenty of room for them to grow and for new organic farmers to get on board, too.
Organic Alberta’s 2012 Regional Conference stops in Lethbridge March 3 at the Royal Canadian Legion (324 Mayor Magrath Dr.) and is open to anyone interested in the organics industry.

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