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Green tractor spreading fertilizer on a yellow field under a blue, cloudy sky
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The fertilizer market is tied to the dynamics of global supply and demand.
Leafy orange carrots, onions and a variety of other vegetables laid out in front of a blue, orange and white sign with white text: Alberta Open Farm Days
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Approximately 35% of farms that participated in Open Farm Days in 2023 were new farms.
Three grey grain bins in a white, snowy field under a cloudy sky
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Several cases of spoiling crops have showed up lately, leading to marketing difficulty and large price discounts.
3 pink hogs eating grass in a field
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Alberta pork exporters faced with global over supply will likely need to focus greater efforts on southeast Asian countries.
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The Agricultural Society Innovation Award celebrates initiatives and innovations that positively affect communities.
View from the road, green field with a large tree and red barn on the other side of a fence
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Compared to 2022, the price of electricity increased, while purple gas, diesel fuel, propane and farm natural gas prices decreased.
Green barley field stretching into the distance under a blue sky with white clouds
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Barley prices have been slipping lower during this crop year.
Dugout - body of water surrounded by green plants, field and trees
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Water conservation can help reduce costs, improve animal health and productivity, and protect the environment for the future.
Large glass jug with handle half full of milk next to a full glass of milk, with dairy cattle in a field in the background
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AgriProfit$ Dairy Cost Study is an opportunity for dairy farmers to receive a cost of milk production analysis for their farm.
Dark brown mother cow standing along side an orange fence, with her light brown and white calf standing next to her. Green field and trees in the distance.
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2023 provided strong cattle prices and opportunities for profit.
Silver metal grocery cart with a green handle filled with produce, 2 French baguettes wrapped in plastic an paper, lettuce, green onions, bananas, tomatoes
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As the main food source for many consumers and the main sales outlet for many processors, the grocery sector plays a critical role.
White, orange and green tractor emptying harvested crops into a green and red combine
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It is imperative to closely watch depreciation costs in the upcoming years, especially if commodity prices move lower.