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Alberta MP Represents Canadian Agriculture on Trade Misison

Foothills M.P., John Barlow, recently returned from a trade mission to the European Union, where he accompanied the Federal Ag Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, to promote Canadian agriculture. The…

The Beef Cattle Research Council is Bringing the Workshop to You

The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) is hosting a series of free webinars during the fall to spring months. This is the third series of webinars they've put together, where experts have…

Agribition Coming Up Soon in Regina

Canadian Western Agribition is just over a month away. The annual event runs November 20th to the 25th at Regina's Evraz Place. This year's show includes full use of the new International Trade…

MacAulay Meets With Pope

On Monday, Federal Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay joined Pope Francis and the G7 agriculture ministers in Rome at the United Nations' thirty-seventh World Food Day. He spoke to the theme of World Food…

CFA Welcomes Tax Rate Reduction

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is applauding the federal government's decision to lower its small business tax rate from 10.5 per cent to 9 per cent by the year 2019. "A reduced overall…

BASF Acquires Significant Parts of Bayer

More changes are coming in the world of farm seed and chemical manufacturing. BASF is acquiring key parts of Bayer's seed and chemical business for $5.9 billion euro. Bayer had agreed to divest some…

Alberta Government Pulls Funding From Vet School in Saskatoon

It came as a shock. The Alberta government announcing that starting in 2020 it would be pulling its $8 million dollars in funding for the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. Alberta…

Agricultural Community Gathers to Discuss Tax Changes

About 100 farmers and community members gathered at the Vulcan Legion yesterday to discuss the Liberal's proposed tax changes. In attendance was the former Conservative Federal Agriculture Minister,…

Siewert Wants a Say in Division One Issues

There are three candidates vying for a seat on the M.D. of Foothills Council in Division One. One of those is Robert Siewert, who says tax rates are a growing concern in the municipality. "We have…

Gerry Ritz Coming to Speak on Proposed Tax Changes

The former Federal Agriculture Minister, Gerry Ritz, is coming to Alberta to speak about the Liberal's proposed tax changes. He will be at community meetings held at Westerner Park in Red Deer this…

USDA Report Shows Lower Soybean End Stocks

On Thursday, the USDA has released its October World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) Report. Dan Basse, president of Ag Resource Company in Chicago, says the big highlight was the…

Stampede Hosts World Class Cutting Competition

A world class cutting horse competition is taking place in Calgary this week. The Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Futurity welcomes some of the best cutting horses in North America, with close to…

MacAulay Promotes Trade In Germany

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay has completed the first leg of a 10-day European agricultural trade mission in Cologne, Germany. As part of his efforts to build on the momentum of the…

2017 Beef Market Continues To Be Strong

2017 has seen strong demand for Canadian beef both on the domestic and export market. Anne Wasko, a Market Analyst with Cattle Trends, says prices have been good with wholesale prices trading 3 to 4%…

Expanding Your Grazing Knowledge

A Longview rancher had the opportunity to learn more about grazing practices down in New York. Alex Robertson is a Director with the Foothills Forage and Grazing Association, and recently attended…

Fort Sask Farmers Helping to Alleviate World Hunger

The Share the Harvest group hosted their 15th annual fundraising event on October 7. Crops are harvested by local farmers and sold, with all proceeds going to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to help…

Alberta Beef Producers Help Out in Cow Town

Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) was hard at work providing meals to those in need in Calgary. On September 27, the association partnered with Cargill and Elanco to serve 1000 hamburger meals to people…

Make Sure You Get Paid For Grain Delivery

For farmers looking to guarantee payment when delivering grain this fall, it's important to make sure that the company accepting the grain is licensed by the Canadian Grain Commission. Catherine…

Alberta Ag Societies Finally Get an Answer

The Province has told the Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies (AAAS) the grant funding program will stay intact for 2017. Tim Carson, CEO of AAAS, says they were given the news on September…

FCC Working to Help Local Food Banks

Farm Credit Canada's Drive Away Hunger Program is now in its 14th year. Hunger is still an important issue in Alberta, as food bank usage has risen nearly 18 percent since 2015. FCC field offices…

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