Local Agriculture

Six working groups have been created to look at various areas of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation and recommend how employment standards, OHS and labour relations requirements should be applied under the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act which came into effect earlier this year.

Anyone who witnesses serious public lands abuse can now phone the 24-hour Report A Poacher line to notify an officer.

The National Farmers Union (NFU) wishes to express sincere condolences to the family of Roy Atkinson, who served as our organization’s first President from 1969 until 1978.

Thursday, 19 May 2016 12:00

4-H show and sale season coming in the region

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It’s the 4-H Show and Sale season in southeast  Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Agriculture was front and centre at the Medicine Hat College May 5 as the Entrepreneur Development Centre’s (EDC) Summer Company program celebrated four winning entries receiving grants for start-up businesses. Each of those companies received the full grant of $10,000.

Alberta producers enter the 2016 crop production season with many of the same questions and concerns as last year and maybe more so.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 14:30

Crop seeding progressing in Saskatchewan

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Thanks to warm and dry weather, Saskatchewan producers have 15 per cent of the 2016 crop seeded, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report.

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