Agriculture and Food : Agri-News https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/homemain/agnw Agri-News is a news package published each Monday that has information of interest to Albertans on agriculture, food and beverage production, marketing, research, provincial events and policy, and home gardening. Essentials of selling local https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28311 A one-day workshop is for people interested in learning more about selling products directly to consumers and transitioning into retail sales (Agri-News, Oct 17) Business & Economics Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28311 2018-10-17T06:00:00Z Apply for the Alberta Milk Scholarship https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28303 Alberta Milk is offering one $1,000 scholarship to a student in any year of study at an officially recognized post-secondary institution (Agri-News, Oct 17) Rural Services Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28303 2018-10-17T06:00:00Z Lakeland College earns VBP+ status https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28314 Lakeland College is the first post-secondary institution in Alberta to attain Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+) certification (Agri-News, Oct 17) Business & Economics Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28314 2018-10-17T06:00:00Z Moisture situation update as of October 15, 2018 https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28316 Ralph Wright, manager of the agro-meteorological applications and modelling section with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, analyzes the data (Agri-News, Oct 17) Weather & Climate Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28316 2018-10-17T06:00:00Z Enroll in the Dairy Cost Study https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28304 The Dairy Cost Study offers business analysis for participating Alberta dairy farmers. The benefits that producers receive when they sign up (Agri-News, Oct 17) Business & Economics Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28304 2018-10-17T06:00:00Z Local food and consumer trends https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28312 The latest Consumer's Corner looks at trends for local food in the global and domestic markets, with an emphasis on Alberta (Agri-News, Oct 17) Food & Ag Processing Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28312 2018-10-17T06:00:00Z Cow feeding economics this winter https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28315 The two main factors to consider in developing feeding economies are price and availability of feed (Agri-News, Oct 17) Business & Economics Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28315 2018-10-17T06:00:00Z Harvesting and using high moisture grain in cattle rations https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28302 What producers need to know when using high moisture barley if cattle are in need of grain supplementation this winter (Agri-News, Oct 17) Crops Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28302 2018-10-17T06:00:00Z Branching into the firewood business https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28313 what to consider when branching into the firewood business, including production factors and costs (Agri-News, Oct 17) Business & Economics Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28313 2018-10-17T06:00:00Z Alberta Barley call for nominations for directors and delegates https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28264 Barley producers can run for 25 positions avaible. Deadline for nominations is October 31, 2018 (Agri-News, Oct 1) Crops Mon, 01 Oct 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28264 2018-10-01T06:00:00Z Marketing Council chair encourages beef producers to vote in upcoming plebiscite https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28262 Beef producers in Alberta will have the opportunity to vote on the service charge model used by the ABP (Agri-News, Oct 1) Livestock Mon, 01 Oct 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28262 2018-10-01T06:00:00Z Estimating the cost of drying grain and oilseeds https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28289 Early winter conditions this fall may make it necessary for harvested grains and oilseeds to be dried mechanically (Agri-News, Oct 1) Crops Mon, 01 Oct 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28289 2018-10-01T06:00:00Z Preparing trees and shrubs for winter https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28258 Harsh winter weather can be deadly for trees and shrubs.Toso Bozic explains how to prepare them for the season (Agri-News, Oct 1) Crops Mon, 01 Oct 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28258 2018-10-01T06:00:00Z Cutting firewood https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28256 Preparing firewood for winter use can be very rewarding for those who use wood as a source of main or supplemental home heating (Agri-News, Oct 1) Crops Mon, 01 Oct 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28256 2018-10-01T06:00:00Z Protecting hay from environmental damage https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28240 Protecting hay from weather damage can significantly reduce the cost of wintering cows (Agri-News, Oct 1) Livestock Mon, 01 Oct 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28240 2018-10-01T06:00:00Z Moisture situation as of October 3, 2018 https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28271 Ralph Wright analyzes the data and looks back at September (Agri-News, Oct 1) Weather & Climate Mon, 01 Oct 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28271 2018-10-01T06:00:00Z Update to AgriProfit$ crops and forages benchmarks https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28285 The AgriProfit$ crops and forages benchmarks are the calculated averages of costs and returns by soil zones (Agri-News, Oct 1) Business & Economics Mon, 01 Oct 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28285 2018-10-01T06:00:00Z Check your dugouts this fall https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28213 To ensure farmyard dugouts remain viable water sources, producers should inspect them regularly (Agri-News, Oct 1) Ag Engineering Mon, 01 Oct 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28213 2018-10-01T06:00:00Z Label use of pre-harvest herbicides https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28263 Why conditions have to be right for applications of pre-harvest herbicides to be effective (Agri-News, Oct 1) Crops Mon, 01 Oct 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28263 2018-10-01T06:00:00Z WMF Committee seeks rural landowner volunteer https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28254 Wildlife Managment Fund committee is seeking a rural landowner to joinr to help make decisions about incoming grant applications (Agri-News, Oct 1) Rural Services Mon, 01 Oct 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28254 2018-10-01T06:00:00Z Heavy snow on trees https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28257 a sudden heavy snowfall when trees have not completed, or are just starting, their growing season can be devastating (Agri-News, Oct 1) Crops Mon, 01 Oct 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28257 2018-10-01T06:00:00Z Avoid harvest-related fatigue https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28253 farmers need to be aware of the risks associated with worker fatigue. How to recognize fatique and how to ward it off (Agri-News, Oct 1) Rural Services Mon, 01 Oct 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28253 2018-10-01T06:00:00Z