Agriculture

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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