Agriculture

Open Farm Days is set for August 17th and 18th, 2019
Open Farm Days is set for August 17th and 18th, 2019 Government of Alberta

Call out for participants in 2019 Open Farm Days

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19) RDNewsNOW
February 11, 2019 - 7:57am Updated: February 11, 2019 - 2:05pm

ALBERTA - The province of Alberta has put out the call for participants in this year's Open Farm Days event.

Farms and ranches are encouraged to apply to host visitors during the event on Aug. 17 and 18.

Heavy haulers working with combines during harvest
Heavy haulers working with combines during harvest Photo credit to Glenn Miller

Ag industry impacted by mandatory Class 1 driver training and re-training deadline

By Dori Modney with files from Alberta Canola Producers Commission
February 7, 2019 - 10:17pm

LETHBRIDGE -- In roughly three weeks, changes will be enforced for those seeking Class 1 (tractor trailer) or Class 2 (bus) licences and some segments of the agriculture industry are likely to see a negative impact.

Canada's new food guide
Canada's new food guide Health Canada

Alberta Beef Producers and other agriculture groups disappointed with new food guide

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter) with files from ABP and Canadian Press
January 23, 2019 - 1:25pm Updated: January 23, 2019 - 3:37pm

LETHBRIDGE --  The latest version of Canada’s Food Guide was released this week, raising eyebrows in some quarters. In particular, the guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group.

Bail covered in twine sits in a ditch
Bail covered in twine sits in a ditch LethbridgeNewsNOW.com

Alberta embarks on agricultural waste recycling pilot project

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter)
January 21, 2019 - 3:44pm

EDMONTON -- It isn't easy keeping farm yards, fields, ditches and pastures free of platstic twine and other plastic castoffs.  However, a three-year pilot program to recycle agricultural plastics is being undertaken by Alberta Agriculture.
 

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