Agriculture and Food : Agri-News https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/homemain/agnw Agri-News is a news package published each Monday that has information of interest to Albertans on agriculture, food and beverage production, marketing, research, provincial events and policy, and home gardening. Fed steer and hay markets update https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28704 A number of factors have been affecting recent fed steer and hay markets (Agri-News, Feb 15) Business & Economics Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28704 2019-02-15T07:00:00Z Input wanted from Alberta fruit and vegetable producers https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28701 A reqeust for fruit and vegetable producer to share direct market fruit and vegetable pricing information for Alberta (Agri-News, Feb 15) Business & Economics Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28701 2019-02-15T07:00:00Z Register for the Doing Business in the U.K. webinar https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28702 Learn about opportunities for Alberta food and alcohol beverage companies interested in the U.K. market (Agri-News, Feb 15) Business & Economics Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28702 2019-02-15T07:00:00Z Snack food consumer demand and trends https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28712 People love their snacks, and the latest Consumer Corner looks at the snack food industry, valued at $12.6 billion in Canada (Agri-News, Feb 15) Food & Ag Processing Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28712 2019-02-15T07:00:00Z Employment in Alberta's agri-food industries in 2018 https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28700 Uwizeyimana says that the 75,6000 people employed in agri-food industries in 2018 was 0.7 per cent higher than in 2017 (Agri-News, Feb 15) Business & Economics Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28700 2019-02-15T07:00:00Z Enhancing farm safety in Alberta https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28703 all the programs offered under the farm safety program umbrella. (Agri-News, Feb 15) Rural Services Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28703 2019-02-15T07:00:00Z Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program announced https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28699 it's an investment of $50.3 million over five years and focuses on four priority areas (Agri-News, Feb 15) Rural Services Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28699 2019-02-15T07:00:00Z Make a difference with good crop rotation https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28676 A diverse crop rotation can help improve your bottom line, reduce future grief, and lower the risks of pests, disease and weeds (Agri-News, Feb 6) Crops Wed, 06 Feb 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28676 2019-02-06T07:00:00Z Farmers' markets and food regulations webinar https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28685 Learn the ins and out of AHS food regulations as they apply to Alberta approved farmers' markets (Agri-News, Feb 6) Food & Ag Processing Wed, 06 Feb 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28685 2019-02-06T07:00:00Z Protein premiums for wheat https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28679 Neil Blue, provincial crop market analyst, looks at the situation with protein premiums on wheat in 2019 (Agri-News, Feb 6) Business & Economics Wed, 06 Feb 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28679 2019-02-06T07:00:00Z Cold weather update as of February 7, 2019 https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28681 Ralph Wright analyzes the latest data concerning the lowest recorded temperatures so far in 2019 (Agri-News, Feb 6) Weather & Climate Wed, 06 Feb 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28681 2019-02-06T07:00:00Z Cattle and cold temperatures https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28677 Some ways to lessen the stress on cattle created by cold temperatures (Agri-News, Feb 6) Livestock Wed, 06 Feb 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28677 2019-02-06T07:00:00Z Order your heritage chicks https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28678 The University of Alberta's Heritage Chicken program offers small flock enthusiasts the chance to order heritage chicks until supply sells out (Agri-News, Feb 6) Livestock Wed, 06 Feb 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28678 2019-02-06T07:00:00Z Apply for the Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change Producer Program https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28645 This program includes three areas of funding: grazing, manure and livestock facilities and ag input & waste management (Agri-News, Feb 6) Ag Engineering Wed, 06 Feb 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28645 2019-02-06T07:00:00Z Crop varieties factsheets now available https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28680 Three crop varietal factsheets have been published to help producers make sound decisions when deciding which varieties to grow (Agri-News, Feb 6) Crops Wed, 06 Feb 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28680 2019-02-06T07:00:00Z Learn how to farm hemp https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28647 ? Norquest College is now offering its online Hemp Farming Course (Agri-News, Jan 31) Crops Thu, 31 Jan 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28647 2019-01-31T07:00:00Z New chair and vice-chair for Alberta Wheat Commission https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28648 AWC has announced that Gary Stanford was voted chair and Hannah Konschuh was voted as vice-chair of its board of directors (Agri-News, Jan 31) Crops Thu, 31 Jan 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28648 2019-01-31T07:00:00Z Grain dryer components and the FEAP Program https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28663 FEAP Program continues to share costs with producers who are upgrading components of their grain dryers (Agri-News, Jan 31) Crops Thu, 31 Jan 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28663 2019-01-31T07:00:00Z Canada's Ag Day in Alberta https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28644 February 12 is Canda's Ag Day and a publi forum to discuss the changing face of farming & how technology is changing (Agri-News, Jan 31) Business & Economics Thu, 31 Jan 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28644 2019-01-31T07:00:00Z 2019 Alberta Pulse Industry Innovator Award https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28646 Kirsty Ross (Piquette) has been named as the winner of the fifth annual Alberta Pulse Industry Innovator Award (Agri-News, Jan 31) Crops Thu, 31 Jan 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28646 2019-01-31T07:00:00Z Was your farm profitable in 2018? https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28650 Now is a good time to gather information to convert cash statements to accrual income and expenses statements (Agri-News, Jan 31) Business & Economics Thu, 31 Jan 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28650 2019-01-31T07:00:00Z WGRF commits $3 million to Agriculture Research Chair at University of Alberta https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28649 Research chair in cropping systems to study interactions between plants, soils, crop management and the environment. (Agri-News, Jan 31) Crops Thu, 31 Jan 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28649 2019-01-31T07:00:00Z Livestock producers receive tax relief for 2018 https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28658 The final list of designated regions where livestock tax deferral has been authorized due to drought conditions (Agri-News, Jan 31) Livestock Thu, 31 Jan 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28658 2019-01-31T07:00:00Z Apply now for the 2019 Summer Farm Employment Program https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28643 This program gives Alberta's youth the opportunity to gain farm work experience and provides wage support to farmers (Agri-News, Jan 31) Learning & 4H Thu, 31 Jan 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28643 2019-01-31T07:00:00Z Still time to register for Ranching Opportunities 2019 https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28662 this conference is designed for producers involved in or interested in the profession of managing livestock (Agri-News, Jan 31) Livestock Thu, 31 Jan 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28662 2019-01-31T07:00:00Z Three additional insect forecast and survey maps now available https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28623 2018 Bertha Armyworm Survey, 2019 Grasshopper Forecast and 2018 Cabbage Seedpod Weevil Survey are now live (Agri-News, Jan 25) Diseases/Insects/ Pests Fri, 25 Jan 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28623 2019-01-25T07:00:00Z Government of Canada supports new tools to manage Canada's agricultural workforce https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28620 AAFC is funding the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council to lead part of the Quality AgriWorkforce Management Program (Agri-News, Jan 25) Food & Ag Processing Fri, 25 Jan 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28620 2019-01-25T07:00:00Z Tax credit rate for Alberta canola producers https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28629 Canola growers in Alberta may qualify for a tax credit for the 2018 tax year (Agri-News, Jan 25) Business & Economics Fri, 25 Jan 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28629 2019-01-25T07:00:00Z Safety strategies around rural bodies of water https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28622 The Alberta Farm Safety Program offers an interactive water safety display to help reduce child's risk of drowning (Agri-News, Jan 25) Rural Services Fri, 25 Jan 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28622 2019-01-25T07:00:00Z Cattle auction volumes and beef production update https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28633 The latest cattle auction volumes and beef production numbers are in (Agri-News, Jan 25) Business & Economics Fri, 25 Jan 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28633 2019-01-25T07:00:00Z Economics of Alberta's greenhouse crops https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28621 This report captures the 2017 costs and returns of greenhouse crop production in the province (Agri-News, Jan 25) Business & Economics Fri, 25 Jan 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28621 2019-01-25T07:00:00Z Taste of Canada held in Chicago https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28577 ToC is the only pan-Canada food showcase event designed to support the expansion of Canadian food suppliers into the U.S. market (Agri-News, Jan 25) Food & Ag Processing Fri, 25 Jan 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28577 2019-01-25T07:00:00Z Investing in improvements to practices and standards for dairy farmers https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28630 an investment of up to $2.7 million to support Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) enhance public trust in dairy production (Agri-News, Jan 25) Food & Ag Processing Fri, 25 Jan 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28630 2019-01-25T07:00:00Z Register for Getting into Farmers' Markets workshop https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28632 this workshop on Februay 12 explores how to enter this market channel with the right skills (Agri-News, Jan 25) Food & Ag Processing Fri, 25 Jan 2019 07:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw28632 2019-01-25T07:00:00Z