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West Nile Cases in Horses Unusually High this Year

The Nanton Veterinary Clinic has confirmed three new cases of West Nile, totaling six cases they've seen this year. Dr. Stephen deGraaf with the clinic says, one of the horses had to be euthanized.…

Agriflash Headlines for September 21

A New Program for Young People in the Chicken Industry The chicken industry is giving their young farmers a leg up. Chicken Farmers of Canada is launching their Young Farmers Program, where they'll…

CFA Focusing on Trade as MP's are Back in Ottawa

MP's are back in Ottawa this week after the summer break. Canadian Federation of Agriculture President Ron Bonnett says they'll be keeping a close eye on Bill C-79, which would implement the…

Agriflash Headlines for September 20

Stats Can Forecasting Record Corn Crop Statistics Canada is predicting a record corn for grain crop this year. The agency's model-based principal field crop estimates forecast record production of…

Recognizing Hard Working People in the Dairy Industry

Nominations are open for two Alberta Milk awards. Alberta Milk Communications Specialist, Karlee Conway, says the first award is the Dairy Industry Achievement Award, which they've been giving out…

Statistics Canada Forecasting Record Corn Crop

Statistics Canada is predicting a record corn for grain crop this year. The agency's model-based principal field crop estimates forecast record production of 14.5 million tonnes of corn for grain.…

New Report Shows Global Hunger is on the Rise

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is concerned with the findings of a new report. The report from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations shows the number of hungry people in the…

New Loan Program May Be a Double Edged Sword for Young Farmers

The Bank of Montreal recently announced a new loan program for young Canadian farmers. BMO wants to support farmers under the age of 35 who are already in the industry, or those looking to choose…

Corteva Agriscience Announces their Chief Executives

Corteva Agriscience has announced their Chief Executives who will be in place once the division splits from DowDuPont to form its own company. Corteva is the agriculture division of the company…

Agriflash Headlines For September 19

Global Hunger on the Rise The number of hungry people is on the rise for the third year in a row according to a report from the Food and Agricultural Organizations of the United Nations. Canadian…

Alberta Cattle Inspection Fee Increased

Alberta's cattle inspection fee will be increasing 25 cents to $1.50 per head. General Manager of Livestock Identification Services Ltd. (LIS), Shawn McLean, says the previous fee producers paid when…

Agriflash Headlines for September 18

The Feds Release List of Regions Eligible for Livestock Tax Deferral There are 21 regions in Alberta eligible for the livestock tax deferral provision for 2018. The Federal Government released the…

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