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Ugly food sales on the rise
It's not a sight you see yet in modern day city grocery stores, but it will soon be as marketers see profit in what until recently....
US election will affect ag exports…the real impact will depend on which party wins
One of the side effects of national American elections is its potential impact on Canada, and depending on the outcome could be good or bad.
A tale of two towns
A recent trip to Edson and Rimbey provided a stark contrast of how development, or lack thereof, has affected the downtowns...
GM labelling moves forward . . . but when it’s finally done no one will care
In the past, your humble columnist suggested that government/industry/retailers just get on with labelling food products containing GMO.
It’s ok to eat regular eggs . . . taste test finds little difference
A recent CBC consumer TV show took a free-range approach to examining the different variety of eggs available to consumers.
Unlikely benefits of rearing sheep
When you drive onto Quarter Acre Woods Ranch south of Erskine, it's quickly apparent that the land isn't used to raise cattle or grow crops.
Dissolution of CWB costing farmers billions: CWBA
The dissolution of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) under former Prime Minister Stephen Harper is costing Canada's prairie farmers $3.25...
Drones aim to change how farmers view crops, ranchers herd
Changes in technology – both in the creation of and the reduction of cost for technology – has had an impact on Canada's agriculture...
Raising the bar for purebred
When you are raised on a family farm, the bond that you have with your cattle is often understandable, but what is more deep rooted is a...
Moving from Holstein to Fleckvieh breed was an easy choice, says Haustein
Douglas Haustein started his dairy farm with only five Holstein cows in 1974, with the herd growing to 50 milking cows by 2003.
County approaching coming season with caution
The County of Stettler's agriculture department is watching the weather closely, hoping for a good spring snow or rain to ensure there's...
Achieving optimal soil performance by rethinking fertilizer
When the use of humic acid in the fertilizers led to a positive difference in the growth of the crops, Erskine farmer Dale Anderson...
Offering breeding services to the whole country and beyond
A few miles just south of Stettler is a ranch fenced in white, surrounded with spruce trees that happens to be the only stallion...
Is ALMA’s future in danger
The recent announcement by the Alberta government that they will be reviewing hundreds of agencies, commissions and committees...
Livestock transport needs to take next step … otherwise government will do it for the industry
Depending on the season, millions of head of livestock and poultry are riding on liners and trailers across North America every day.
BC agriculture has dilemmas . . . Alberta may be affected in different ways
It never ceases to amaze one how BC has such conflicting perspectives on issues of the day.
Ideology thwarts jobs in the countryside
Most readers would agree the crash in oil prices cannot be blamed on any particular government – it's just the reality of a merciless...
BC can’t resist bashing Alberta – again
Our illustrious Prime Minister likes to pontificate about how caring Canadians are and how we help each other out in times of distress.
Ontario beef gets jump on Alberta Beef . . . the gloves are now off
There was a time when there was only one premium beef brand in Canada (OK, the world) and that was Alberta Beef.
Livestock care alert line under-utilized
Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) believes their livestock care alert line is under-utilized and wishes to draw more attention to producers.