Agriculture

Doctor Claudia Sheedy works out of the Lethbridge Research and Development Centre
Doctor Claudia Sheedy works out of the Lethbridge Research and Development Centre Photo provided by Dr. Claudia Sheedy

Researcher studying new biobed design at Lethbridge lab

By Justin Goulet (@JustinGoulet21)
March 4, 2019 - 11:14am Updated: March 4, 2019 - 1:35pm

LETHBRIDGE, AB – Doctor Claudia Sheedy wants to protect our crops and waters.

The researcher in Lethbridge is working on a unique biobed design that will boost protection offered by existing biobeds.

Grain trucks being filled
Grain trucks being filled Photo credit to Glen Miller

Alberta extends deadline for farm workers to get mandatory truck driver training

By The Canadian Press
February 27, 2019 - 12:06pm

EDMONTON -- The Alberta government is extending a deadline for farm workers to get new mandatory truck driver training.

A coalition of the province's agriculture producers had expressed concerns about the March 1 deadline.

Lay-out of future fertilizer terminal near Grassy Lake
Lay-out of future fertilizer terminal near Grassy Lake Federated Co-operatives Limited

Co-op to begin construction on new multi-million dollar fertilizer terminal at Grassy Lake

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter) with files from FCL
February 26, 2019 - 2:56pm

TABER -- Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) is investing $41.8 million to build a new state-of-the-art, high-throughput fertilizer terminal near Grassy Lake.

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.

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