Agri-News

This week in Alberta agriculture.

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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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Information about Alberta’s native plants, as well as growing and maintaining healthy gardens and landscapes, makes a great gift.
Green tractor pulling a manure spreader with manure spraying out of the back onto a green field
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Applying manure at the ‘right’ time helps to improve nutrient use efficiency, while reducing nutrient loss and environmental risks.
Red truck spreading manure in a field
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Factors to consider when determining how much manure or compost should be applied to get the desired crop productivity.
Irrigation machine spraying water in a green field
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The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership Water Program helps irrigation producers fund equipment upgrades.
Large herd of brown cows standing and eating in a large snowy field surrounded by a fence with snowy mountains in the background
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Feeders who realize they are short of forage are trying to secure their winter feed supplies.
Many black, brown and tan cattle standing and eating outside in the snow
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Signs point to tighter fed supplies, while moisture conditions remain the main obstacle to growth.
Green tractor pulling a red machine spreading manure on crops in a field
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Considering the right nutrient source to use in a specific situation will optimize manure or compost use efficiency.
Arms and hands of 3 people sitting at a table pointing at a document for the person holding a black pen to sign
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Cash advances under this program provide cash flow to help meet financial needs until sale of the secured agricultural products.
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There are several factors to consider when selecting the right fields before applying manure or compost this fall.
Pigs grazing
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What the U.S. hog market means for Canada’s swine herd.
Bales in field
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This award recognizes agricultural societies for their innovation, resilience and commitment to their communities.
Round bales of hay in a yellow field under blue sky with white clouds
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Straw has value from organic matter, erosion control and nutrient considerations.