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Alberta’s mandatory cattle age verification under review

Alberta’s mandatory cattle age-verification regulations will be under the microscope, said John Brown, executive director of the Livestock Research and Extension Branch of Alberta Agriculture. Brown said results-based budgeting means government departments review what they’re doing and what value they provide for Albertans. That will affect the program since that in January, the federal government […] Read more

Alberta’s farms escape worst of flooding

The impact of historic-high flooding on Alberta’s agriculture industry isn’t expected to be severe. “It is early. I would say at this point we don’t have any reports of catastrophic damage to crops and livestock,” said provincial Agriculture Minister Verlyn Olson. “I’m sure there will be cases where there is some damage but for the most […] Read more


Ag players find Kazakhstan, Russia open for business

Industry representatives from Alberta and throughout Canada have told the federal and provincial agriculture ministers they’ve been having a successful mission in Kazakhstan. “The industry people who I’ve been travelling with have told me just about every day they’ve been here they’ve had very productive meetings,” Alberta Agriculture Minister Verlyn Olson, said Thursday on a […] Read more

Alta. growers catching up on seeding

Producers across Alberta are thoroughly taking advantage of warm, dry mid-May weather to catch up on seeding. The first provincial crop report was issued May 6, and at that time, less than three per cent of the province had been seeded, with the southern region being the most advanced at nine per cent. “As a […] Read more


Calgary Co-op weighs stall-free pork

Calgary Co-op is the latest food company casting a critical eye on the use of gestation stalls in the pork sector — but the company is working with Alberta Pork before taking action. Co-op members passed a non-binding resolution last month that would see the company stop selling pork from farms using the stalls within […] Read more