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Alberta farm groups want provincial government action on unharvested crops

A coalition of Alberta farm groups calling itself “Team Alberta” is meeting with the province’s province’s agriculture minister and representatives from the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) on Wednesday seeking immediate action regarding approximately one million unharvested acres still sitting in farmers’ fields. They are recommending that farmers in the hardest hit areas of Alberta […] Read more

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Research funding supports on-farm adoption of clean technologies and practices

University of Manitoba researchers were among several institutions to receive federal funding Friday supporting ongoing research under the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program (AGGP). Member of Parliament Terry Duguid (Winnipeg South) announced an investment of $1.9 million for a project with the University of Manitoba to study strategies for reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) on Canadian cattle […] Read more


The calm before the storm

The weather period for April 23 was a return to somewhat milder temperatures for some areas of the Prairies after a relatively cool spate of temperatures. In Alberta, Peace River, Grande Prairie, Slave Lake and Lloydminster reported highs of a mere 1 C while further south in Brooks and Lethbridge reported 9 C and 11 C respectively. […] Read more



Saskatchewan budget seen as costly touch for farms

Saskatchewan’s general farm organization is consulting its farmer members on less-discussed features of last month’s provincial budget, while warning them to brace for impact from new budget-related costs. The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan last Monday wrapped up its latest round of spring district meetings, at all six of which APAS general manager Duane Haave […] Read more




Mixed conditions loom over Manitoba winter cereals

CNS Canada — A mix of freezing and warming conditions put Manitoba’s winter cereals in uncertain condition, following months of promising weather, according to the head of an industry group. Manitoba’s winter wheat and fall rye crops had ample snow cover throughout the winter, which supported crops, but more recently, conditions turned slushy, then froze […] Read more


Brandt buys Saskatoon power generating equipment plant

Tractor and equipment manufacturer Brandt expects to double its manufacturing footprint — and expand into new equipment lines — after closing a deal for a major Saskatchewan plant site specializing in power generation machinery. The Regina-based company on Friday announced it had closed its deal to buy the former Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Canada facility […] Read more

Wireless providers ordered to set up alert system

Canada’s wireless providers have until April 2018 to set up wireless public alerting systems on LTE networks. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on Thursday issued a directive to that effect to all wireless service providers. The alert system would allow emergency management officials to warn Canadians via mobile devices of “dangers to life […] Read more



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