Agriculture and Food : Call of the Land http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/homemain/cotl Call of the Land is a week-day agricultural radio program produced by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. Listen to Call of the Land for the latest developments in agricultural technologies, research, production methods, and marketing trends, along with government programs and policies. Insect Update http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26857 Scott Meers discusses diamondback moth and upcoming insect surveys (Call of the Land, Aug 17) Interview with Scott Meers Diseases/Insects/ Pests Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26857 2017-08-17T06:00:00Z Electrification Costs on Surface Leases http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26858 Jeana Schuurman highlights the issue and where landowners can go for more information (Call of the Land, Aug 17) Interview with Jeana Schuurman Rural Services Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26858 2017-08-17T06:00:00Z National Farm Safety Conference Comes to Alberta http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26859 For the first time in 10 years, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association is hosting its annual farm safety conference in Alberta (Call of the Land, Aug 17) Interview with Diane Wreford Rural Services Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26859 2017-08-17T06:00:00Z Canola Market Outlook http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26852 Neil Blue discusses yield estimates, demand, and implications on canola prices this crop year (Call of the Land, Aug 16) Interview with Neil Blue Business & Economics Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26852 2017-08-16T06:00:00Z Harmonizing Environmental Farm Plans http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26853 Paul Watson discusses how and why environmental farm plans are being harmonized across the country (Call of the Land, Aug 16) Interview with Paul Watson Soil/Water/Air Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26853 2017-08-16T06:00:00Z Cow-Forage Gentec Tour http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26854 Clinton Brons has details on the August 22, 2017 event in Lacombe that focuses on sustainability in beef production (Call of the Land, Aug 16) Interview with Clinton Brons Business & Economics Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26854 2017-08-16T06:00:00Z Managing Dry Pastures http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26848 Andrea Hanson discusses options for producers coping with dwindling summer pastures (Call of the Land, Aug 15) Interview with Andrea Hanson Crops Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26848 2017-08-15T06:00:00Z Combine to Craft Initiative http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26849 Dave Bishop discusses this initiative with craft beer from Alberta Barley and participation in Open Farm Days (Call of the Land, Aug 15) Interview with Dave Bishop Rural Services Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26849 2017-08-15T06:00:00Z Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Update http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26850 Paul Watson says changes are coming to align our province with the rest of the country (Call of the Land, Aug 15) Interview with Paul Watson Soil/Water/Air Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26850 2017-08-15T06:00:00Z Weekly Livestock Market Summary http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26843 The latest livestock market news with Herb Lock of FarmSense Marketing (Call of the Land, Aug 14) Interview with Herb Lock Business & Economics Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26843 2017-08-14T06:00:00Z Accelerating Food Innovations in Alberta http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26844 Alberta Innovates has a new program to support research into value-added food production (Call of the Land, Aug 14) Ken Blackley explains Rural Services Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26844 2017-08-14T06:00:00Z Crop Report http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26845 Highlights from the latest crop report, with conditions as of August 8 (Call of the Land, Aug 14) Interview with Ashan Shooshtarian Statistics Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26845 2017-08-14T06:00:00Z Is it Time to "Fix" Your Farm Mortgage Interest Rate? http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26840 Rick Dehod discusses fixed versus variable mortgage rates (Call of the Land, Aug 11) Interview with Rick Dehod Business & Economics Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26840 2017-08-11T06:00:00Z The Water Act Essentials http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26841 Jeana Schuurman discusses Water Act investigations and a new resource (Call of the Land, Aug 11) Interview with Jeana Schuurman Rural Services Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26841 2017-08-11T06:00:00Z John J. Kennelly Award of Merit http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26842 The Western Canadian Dairy Seminar is seeking nominations for the John J. Kennelly Award of Merit (Call of the Land, Aug 11) Ken Blackley discusses Livestock Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl26842 2017-08-11T06:00:00Z