Agriculture

FILE - Central Alberta farmers are expecting lower than normal yields due to drought-like conditions and lack of rain this season. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Alberta attends international summit in Montana

Promoting the region’s economies at the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region summit

 

A farmer harvests her hay on a farm near Cremona, Alta., on August 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Maritime farmers ship hay to drought-stricken Prairies as ranchers run out of feed

Maritime farmers ship hay to drought-stricken Prairies as ranchers run out of feed

 

A Canadian Pacific Rail train hauling grain passes through Calgary, Thursday, May 1, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canadian railways expect weaker crop year after moving record grain in 2020-2021

Canadian railways expect weaker crop year after moving record grain in 2020-2021

 

Crop insurance claims could be as bad as 2002 when they hit $1 billion, says Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen. (File photo from The Canadian Press)

Crop insurance claims could reach $1 billion: Alberta agriculture minister

Dry conditions will hurt yields across the province

Crop insurance claims could be as bad as 2002 when they hit $1 billion, says Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
Farmer Brian Jones attaches milking equipment to dairy goats, May 13, 2021, at Joneslan Farm in Hyde Park, Vt. The farm sold its dairy cows and switched to goats, delivering its first goat milk in February to Vermont Creamery owned by Land O' Lakes for cheese-making. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Family farm swaps cows for goats amid changed dairy industry

Family farm swaps cows for goats amid changed dairy industry

Farmer Brian Jones attaches milking equipment to dairy goats, May 13, 2021, at Joneslan Farm in Hyde Park, Vt. The farm sold its dairy cows and switched to goats, delivering its first goat milk in February to Vermont Creamery owned by Land O' Lakes for cheese-making. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
The heat and lack of moisture have hit crops hard across the Prairies. Central Alberta has fared better than most but yields are expected to suffer. (Advocate file photo)

Heat wave taking a toll on Alberta crops

Central Alberta faring better than many areas of the province and other Prairie provinces

The heat and lack of moisture have hit crops hard across the Prairies. Central Alberta has fared better than most but yields are expected to suffer. (Advocate file photo)
Farm hand Connor Hunt bales a hay crop near Cremona, Alta., Monday, July 17, 2017. Farmers are calling for emergency relief as drought ravages crops across the Prairie provinces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Prairie farmers pray for rain as drought, grasshoppers ravage crops and pastures

Prairie farmers pray for rain as drought, grasshoppers ravage crops and pastures

Farm hand Connor Hunt bales a hay crop near Cremona, Alta., Monday, July 17, 2017. Farmers are calling for emergency relief as drought ravages crops across the Prairie provinces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Students at Olds College will be learning what’s new in agricultural technology at the facility’s Smart Farm. (Photo contributed)

New agricultural technologies explored by students at Olds College

Olds College is launching a new SmartFarm program to help farmers and…

Students at Olds College will be learning what’s new in agricultural technology at the facility’s Smart Farm. (Photo contributed)
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Alberta farmers seeing good prices

Canola, wheat and hogs all bringing good prices

  • Jun 9, 2021
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JBS Canada beef processing facility in Alberta resumes production after cyberattack

JBS Canada beef processing facility in Alberta resumes production after cyberattack

Monarch butterflies have declined more that 80 per cent over the last two decades and scientists are trying to find out why. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Study suggests neonic pesticides harming monarch butterfly eggs

Research published in the Journal of Animal Ecology

Monarch butterflies have declined more that 80 per cent over the last two decades and scientists are trying to find out why. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Minister of Agriculture Marie-Claude Bibeau responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Dec. 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle

Deadline approaching: Ottawa wants answer from Prairies on AgriStability program

Deadline approaching: Ottawa wants answer from Prairies on AgriStability program

Minister of Agriculture Marie-Claude Bibeau responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Dec. 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle
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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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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

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

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
Farm yields are about 18 per cent above the five-year average in central Alberta. And up to 90 per cent of the harvest in the Red Deer area is already in the bin. (Advocate file photo).
Farm yields are about 18 per cent above the five-year average in central Alberta. And up to 90 per cent of the harvest in the Red Deer area is already in the bin. (Advocate file photo).

Canola prices rising despite continued trade tensions with China

Canola prices rising despite continued trade tensions with China

Heatwave welcomed by farmers

Heatwave welcomed by farmers

Warmth will help some crops catch up after wet spring

Heatwave welcomed by farmers
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)

Lack of bees, pollination limiting crop yields across U.S., B.C., study finds

WINNIPEG — A lack of wild bees and managed honey bees is…

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