Farming

Exhibitors were busy getting their equipment in place Tuesday at Westerner Park to be ready for Agri-Trade Equipment Expo, which runs Wednesday to Friday. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)

Agri-Trade set to go

Agri-Trade Equipment Exposition runs Wednesday to Friday at Westerner Park

 

The sunflower field at Kraay Family Farm, near Lacombe, will be in full bloom this week. (Photo from Facebook)

Sunflowers are blooming at Kraay Family Farm

‘They really do brighten your day’

 

Susan and Glen Manyluk, of HolmHus Antiques and Farm with the Good Food, west of Red Deer, are among the many producers taking part in the 10th annual Alberta Open Farm Days tour on Aug.13 and 14. (Contributed photo)

Central Alberta producers launch 10th-annual Open Farm Days on Aug. 13, 14

Participation is almost back to pre-pandemic levels: CEO

 

Willem, Preslie, Mila, Maks and Lexi were active by running through the dancing water fountain at Capstone the day before a heat warning was declared in the city by Environment Canada. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Heat warning issued for Red Deer and central Alberta

Temperatures to remain high until the weekend

Willem, Preslie, Mila, Maks and Lexi were active by running through the dancing water fountain at Capstone the day before a heat warning was declared in the city by Environment Canada. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
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Alberta’s Outstanding Young Farmer chosen at Red Deer ceremony

Ben Campbell, of the Black Diamond area, was named winner of the…

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(File photo by Advocate staff)
(File photo by Advocate staff)
Penwest Seeds only sells high-quality seed that they would plant themselves, says owner and third-generation farmer Larry Penner.

Red Deer area commercial seed company stands out in their field and brings the best to yours

If you farm the Highway #2 corridor that runs from Calgary to…

  • Mar 7, 2022
Penwest Seeds only sells high-quality seed that they would plant themselves, says owner and third-generation farmer Larry Penner.
A Sikh farmer talks on the mobile phone as farmers dismantle temporary structures used for their year long protests at Ghazipur, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, Dec.9, 2021. Thousands of Indian farmers suspended their year-long protest on Thursday after the government withdrew contentious farm laws and set up a committee to consider their other demands, including guaranteed prices for key crops and the withdrawal of criminal cases against the protesters. (Altaf Qadri)

Indian farmers suspend year-long protest against new laws

Leaders say they will leave after celebrating their victory on Saturday

  • Dec 10, 2021
A Sikh farmer talks on the mobile phone as farmers dismantle temporary structures used for their year long protests at Ghazipur, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, Dec.9, 2021. Thousands of Indian farmers suspended their year-long protest on Thursday after the government withdrew contentious farm laws and set up a committee to consider their other demands, including guaranteed prices for key crops and the withdrawal of criminal cases against the protesters. (Altaf Qadri)
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Early harvest prompts some safety tips from Lacombe County

A dry, hot summer has kicked-off an earlier-than-usual harvest season in Lacombe…

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The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) announced that the first annual BeGrainSafe Week will be held from August 16 to 23. (Black Press file photo).

First BeGrainSafe Week highlights dangers associated with grain asphyxiation

There were 36 asphyxiation-related farm fatalities in Canada between 2006-2015, according to…

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The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) announced that the first annual BeGrainSafe Week will be held from August 16 to 23. (Black Press file photo).
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)

Dry conditions remind central Alberta farmers of 2002 drought

Yields expected to be low because of a lack of rain in many areas

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)
Rahr Malting Co., in Alix, will use steeping water, a byproduct of the malting process, on 100 hybrid poplar trees that were recently planted at its facility. (Contributed photo)

Central Alberta malting plant reusing water on hybrid trees

A central Alberta malting facility is growing a forest of trees through…

Rahr Malting Co., in Alix, will use steeping water, a byproduct of the malting process, on 100 hybrid poplar trees that were recently planted at its facility. (Contributed photo)
Cherries at Pravin Dhaliwal’s family farm in Oliver, B.C., are seen cooked on their trees, when the temperature hit a record 41.5 C in a June 2021 handout photo. Dhaliwal is trying to maintain his passion as a third-generation farmer while dealing with the reality of climate change and says farmers need more support from provincial and federal governments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Pravin Dhaliwal

Farmers say heat wave, drought show vulnerable agricultural sector needs support

Farmers for Climate Solutions say the future of farming in Canada will require government support

Cherries at Pravin Dhaliwal’s family farm in Oliver, B.C., are seen cooked on their trees, when the temperature hit a record 41.5 C in a June 2021 handout photo. Dhaliwal is trying to maintain his passion as a third-generation farmer while dealing with the reality of climate change and says farmers need more support from provincial and federal governments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Pravin Dhaliwal
Canola crops are feeling the heat and farmers are hoping forecasted rain happens this weekend.
(Black Press file photo)THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Central Alberta farmers need rain, and soon

Heat wave followed drier-than-usual May and June

Canola crops are feeling the heat and farmers are hoping forecasted rain happens this weekend.
(Black Press file photo)THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A moth-killing drone hovers over crops in a green house in Monster, Netherlands, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. A Dutch startup is using drones to kill moths in midair as a way of protecting valuable crops in greenhouses that are damaged by caterpillars. PATS Indoor Drone Solutions emerged from the work of a group of students looking for ways to kill mosquitos in their dorm rooms. The drones themselves are very basic, but they are steered by smart technology and special cameras that scan the airspace in greenhouses. When the cameras detect a moth, a drone is set on a collision course with the bug, destroying the bug with its rotors. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)

Drones vs hungry moths: Dutch use hi-tech to protect crops

Drones instantly kill the moths by flying into them

  • Mar 8, 2021
A moth-killing drone hovers over crops in a green house in Monster, Netherlands, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. A Dutch startup is using drones to kill moths in midair as a way of protecting valuable crops in greenhouses that are damaged by caterpillars. PATS Indoor Drone Solutions emerged from the work of a group of students looking for ways to kill mosquitos in their dorm rooms. The drones themselves are very basic, but they are steered by smart technology and special cameras that scan the airspace in greenhouses. When the cameras detect a moth, a drone is set on a collision course with the bug, destroying the bug with its rotors. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
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(File photo by Advocate staff)
Protesting farmers and their families gather around a bonfire to mark the harvest festival, which is called Lohri, on a blocked highway in protest against new farm laws on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Changes in India’s farm laws could potentially open up one of the world’s most populous markets and are being closely watched by Canada’s agricultural and economic sectors, say experts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Altaf Qadri

Changes in Indian farm laws could benefit Canada, experts say

Independent committee of experts to negotiate with opponents of legislation

Protesting farmers and their families gather around a bonfire to mark the harvest festival, which is called Lohri, on a blocked highway in protest against new farm laws on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Changes in India’s farm laws could potentially open up one of the world’s most populous markets and are being closely watched by Canada’s agricultural and economic sectors, say experts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Altaf Qadri
A fall stretch of long, warm weather has meant a much better harvest than last year, when this kind of snow arrived a month earlier.Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff

Good harvest ahead of schedule before snow hit

No repeat of last year’s harvest from hell caused by snowy September

  • Oct 16, 2020
A fall stretch of long, warm weather has meant a much better harvest than last year, when this kind of snow arrived a month earlier.Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff
Surging demand for wheat, canola boost struggling Ontario shippers

Surging demand for wheat, canola boost struggling Ontario shippers

From April to August 5.2 million tonnes of grain passed through Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway

Surging demand for wheat, canola boost struggling Ontario shippers
Farmers hoping no ‘harvest from hell’ repeat this year

Farmers hoping no ‘harvest from hell’ repeat this year

September snow and plummeting temperatures hampered harvest in 2019

Farmers hoping no ‘harvest from hell’ repeat this year