Agriculture

The Ponoka Community Growing Project is scheduled to harvest its field north of Ponoka on Sept. 17. (File photo)

Ponoka Community Growing Project harvest this Friday

The Ponoka Community Growing Project, which has been contributing towards global food…

  • Sep 13, 2021

 

Cherries at Pravin Dhaliwal’s family farm in Oliver, B.C., are seen cooked on their trees, when the temperature hit a record 41.5 C in a June 2021 handout photo. Dhaliwal is trying to maintain his passion as a third-generation farmer while dealing with the reality of climate change and says farmers need more support from provincial and federal governments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Pravin Dhaliwal

Farmers say heat wave, drought show vulnerable agricultural sector needs support

Farmers across Canada look to provincial and the federal governments for help

 

A sign hangs at an entrance to the Stanko Ranch, Tuesday, July 13, 2021, near Steamboat Springs, Colo. Members of the third, fourth and fifth generations of the Stanko family currently work on the ranch, which includes about 90 head of cattle, but Jim Stanko says due to drought conditions this year, if he can’t harvest enough hay to feed his cattle, he may need to sell off some of his herd. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)

As drought cuts hay crop, U.S. cattle ranchers face culling herds

Choices increasingly centered around how herds can sustain drought conditions

 

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Central Alberta researchers recognized for studies in agricultural sciences

Jessica Sperber of Ponoka and David MacTaggart of Lacombe awarded prestigious scholarship

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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018 file photo, a worker pours wild blueberries into a tray at a farm in Union, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Canadian blueberries no threat to U.S. producers, embassy tells trade commission

Blueberry imports from Mexico appear to be the primary concern, particularly for southern producers

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018 file photo, a worker pours wild blueberries into a tray at a farm in Union, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
Freshly picked blueberries are see at Emma Lea Farms in Ladner, B.C., on Monday July 21, 2014. British Columbia is contributing funds in response to a probe into whether blueberry producers in the United States are being unfairly harmed by what some say is an influx in berry imports, including from Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. helps fund blueberry farmers against U.S. trade commission investigation

Ravi Kahlon, B.C.’s minister for jobs and economic recovery, says the province is giving Ottawa about $80,000

Freshly picked blueberries are see at Emma Lea Farms in Ladner, B.C., on Monday July 21, 2014. British Columbia is contributing funds in response to a probe into whether blueberry producers in the United States are being unfairly harmed by what some say is an influx in berry imports, including from Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

2020 Alberta 4-H Hall of Fame inductees announced

An awards ceremony will take place in 2021, pending COVID-19 restrictions

  • Dec 10, 2020
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Dreeshen and Lovely
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Helping livestock producers ensure the health of their animals

A four-year pilot project will increase capacity in disease diagnostics at University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

  • Oct 20, 2020
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Vegetables from Rocyosa Vegetables in Clive. (Facebook photo)
Vegetables from Rocyosa Vegetables in Clive. (Facebook photo)
FCC reports strong financial performance in 2019-2020

FCC reports strong financial performance in 2019-2020

‘The self-sustaining Crown corporation continues to invest in communities throughout rural Canada’

  • Oct 8, 2020
FCC reports strong financial performance in 2019-2020
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Blueberry crops in B.C. were among those most affected by limited pollination according to researchers, in a July 29, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Blueberry crops in B.C. were among those most affected by limited pollination according to researchers, in a July 29, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Canada’s two largest railways move record grain in June, second quarter

Canada’s two largest railways move record grain in June, second quarter

Canada’s two largest railways move record grain in June, second quarter

Canada’s two largest railways move record grain in June, second quarter

Beef plants nearly back to full capacity after COVID-19, but backlog of cattle

Beef plants nearly back to full capacity after COVID-19, but backlog of cattle

Winnipeg plant gets $100M in federal financing to pull protein from peas, canola

Winnipeg plant gets $100M in federal financing to pull protein from peas, canola

Winnipeg plant gets $100M in federal financing to pull protein from peas, canola

Winnipeg plant gets $100M in federal financing to pull protein from peas, canola
Feds and farmers disagree on cost carbon tax adds to grain dryers

Feds and farmers disagree on cost carbon tax adds to grain dryers

Feds and farmers disagree on cost carbon tax adds to grain dryers

Feds and farmers disagree on cost carbon tax adds to grain dryers
The federal government is set to announce financial support for farmers hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, in a May 5, 2020 story. (Pixabay file photo)
The federal government is set to announce financial support for farmers hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, in a May 5, 2020 story. (Pixabay file photo)
Robert and Michelle Strohschein and their children. The Strohscheins recently received the Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award for owning and operating their family farm for 100 years. Photo submitted by Michelle Strohschein.

Wetaskiwin family receives Century Farm and Ranch Award

The Strohscheins have owned and operated their family farm for 100 years.

Robert and Michelle Strohschein and their children. The Strohscheins recently received the Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award for owning and operating their family farm for 100 years. Photo submitted by Michelle Strohschein.
Farmers, food processors get federal funds to help foreign workers isolate

Farmers, food processors get federal funds to help foreign workers isolate

Farmers, food processors get federal funds to help foreign workers isolate

Farmers, food processors get federal funds to help foreign workers isolate