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Published each Monday, Agri-News covers the latest on all things agriculture in Alberta. Find news on livestock, crops and markets, research, food and beverage production, and programs and events. Information published in this newsletter is intended for redistribution – feel free to share! If you reproduce articles, please mention the source.

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Although there are more incentives for producers to retain heifers and rebuild their herds, the journey is likely to be gradual.
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With grain and oilseed prices down from recent highs, it might be the right time to consider growing hay as a cash crop.
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Sustainable CAP applicants should be cautious of external grant sites charging a fee to access Sustainable CAP programs and services.
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Brokers can often obtain a higher price than producers can on their own, possibly because of buyer convenience and premiums for volume.
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How to identify, treat and prevent this potentially toxic bacteria that can grow in dugouts when temperatures rise.
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In 1974 the government registered the “Sunnygirl” symbol as the official logo to help consumers identify Alberta approved farmers’ markets.
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Strong price performance, greener pastures and easing of input costs point to a favourable year.
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Market research can give business owners critical insights to help them make more informed business decisions.
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Factors affecting fencing costs include barbed wire coating, numbers of strands, wire thickness, tensile strength and numbers of barbs.
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Seasonal price patterns are one factor to consider when developing a marketing plan and analyzing a market.
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Alberta approved farmers’ markets are identifiable to the public by the Sunnygirl logo.
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Brazil’s beef industry is recognized as being efficient and competitive which has supported its export capacity.