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Wheat Board is history ……. time to leave it alone
Majority ownership of the Canadian Wheat Board had been sold to a partnership composed of Bunge and a Saudi agricultural investment fund.
Not much meat in PC and Wildrose ag policies …….. but there are some suggestions they should consider
One would expect that unlike the smaller political parties the two main dogs in the election would have robust agriculture policy platforms.
Smell that weather
The science behind calculating yields and production is much more advanced than you’d think.
Alarming report from NFU on threats to Canadian agriculture
With the Agricultural Growth Act, known widely as Bill C-18, now having reached royal assent and practically become part
High demand provides a boost for bison farmers
Growing demand for bison meat has proven to be a boon for farmers in Alberta, according to an industry representative.
Complementary medicine can add to animal comfort
When Donna Weatherly arrived at the farm, she went right to the stall of the horse she had been called to see
A disease rotation can fight effectively
A field of canola sways slightly in the breeze, the bright yellow flowers papering the gently rolling land in a golden hue.
Milking it: Alberta’s dairy farmers optimistic about the next generation
Tom Kootstra grew up on the family farm near Pitt Meadows, B.C., and for almost 20 years, he has run a dairy operation in the Ponoka area.
Consumers want transparency in the livestock industry
Transparency in the livestock industry is increasingly becoming a priority for consumers and retailers are following suit
Seed cleaning plant open for business after major upgrades
After a six-month closure for upgrades and new equipment, the Stettler County Seed Cleaning Plant is again open and ready
Active start to 2015 at Byemoor Beef Club
In January we had our information day at the Schilling’s house on Jan. 30.
Bullriding and bullfighting school comes to Stettler
Some were starting out down the path for the first time, while others were farther along.
Cox family takes first place in ranch rodeo
Fourteen local teams competed in the Stettler Agricultural Society’s Ranch Rodeo, held Sunday, Feb. 15 at the Agriplex.
New grain prices website has potential says expert
The January launch of a new website run by the Alberta Wheat Commission designed to provide better grain pricing
Look out, here comes public speaking
Erskine 4-H Beef Club is going to be having their public speaking March 5 at the Erskine School.
Farm workers without mandatory workers compensation
Alberta remains the only province in Canada that does not have compulsory workers’ compensation coverage for farm workers.
Townsend’s Solitaire spotted in Erskine
My wife and I have lived in Erskine, a small village in central Alberta, since 1992.
Byemoor 4-H Beef Club news
On Dec. 7, we had our Christmas tree sale fundraiser, and took pictures with Santa.
Elevator society draws crowd for Christmas dinner
Stan Eichhorn said things were looking up at this year’s P&H Elevator Preservation Society Christmas dinner
Truck route woes shared at council
A delegation of farmers from the County of Stettler came before the Stettler town council on Tuesday, Dec. 16