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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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Seasonal price patterns are one factor to consider when developing a marketing plan and analyzing a market.
Photo of woman at farmers' market with sign saying locally grown
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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.
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AgriProfit$ provides participating producers with cost of production analysis and benchmark reports based on actual farm records.
Yellow canola flower field
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Following basis levels can be successfully used to capture a better price from the market or at least provide information on market conditions.
10 pink, brown and black spotted piglets sleeping on hay
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This investigation project will help with early detection of federally and provincially reportable diseases.
A herd of brown steer behind a barbed wire fence in a green pasture
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The cattle market has shown strong demand in early 2024 and combined with low cow herd inventories, the feeder market should remain strong.
Wild boar at night
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Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation continues to work with producers and industry to mitigate the spread of wild boar at large.
Farm yard
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Selling and purchasing farmland entails strategic decision-making where one must navigate a complex interplay of many considerations.
Woman in wheat field with tablet
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Crop reports for the 2024 growing season begin May 10.
Tractor and baler
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Marked diesel plays a crucial role in farming economics.
Herd of cattle in a dusty pen
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As many areas in Alberta are dealing with dry conditions, managing manure is key to minimizing dust from pens and livestock feedlots.