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Alberta Beef Producers and other cattle groups had requested the earlier-than-usual start to the Livestock Tax Deferral program.

Livestock tax deferral program kicks in early

Program is aimed at helping producers rebuild their herds

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ottawa has started up its Livestock Tax Deferral months ahead of normal to give producers who have to sell cattle a better economic route to rebuilding their herds next year. Alberta Beef Producers and other cattle groups had requested the earlier-than-usual start to the program. Some also want an expansion of the deferral provision beyond just […] Read more

CN’s rail bridge was damaged by the Lytton wildfire on June 30 but has since reopened.

Lytton wildfire has longer-term implications for rail movement

Safety board head calls it ‘a wake-up call,’ railways say they’re already taking great precautions

Reading Time: 3 minutes CP Rail has hit back at criticism that trains are a major cause of wildfires, but rail traffic will continue to be affected — at least in the short term — by the tragic events at Lytton, B.C. Two weeks after a June 30 wildfire destroyed 90 per cent of the small community and took […] Read more



The 2018 Bill Lenton Memorial Award was presented to Brad and Carmen Ramstead of Fort McMurray by the Manitoba Bison Association.

Alberta bison ranchers win top Manitoba award

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fort McMurray bison ranchers Brad and Carmen Ramstead are the winners of a top award given out by the Manitoba Bison Association. The association, which has several out-of-province members from Alberta, Ontario, and even the U.S., gives the Bill Lenton Memorial Award to members who have “shown dedication and commitment as well as given of […] Read more


Management changes at Farm Business Communications

Management changes at Farm Business Communications

Laura Rance has been appointed editorial director of Farm Business Communications (FBC), a division of Glacier FarmMedia, effective Sept. 1, Glacier FarmMedia president Bob Willcox has announced. Rance replaces John Morriss, who continues as associate publisher of Farm Business Communications and who will be working in a new capacity developing Glacier FarmMedia’s online grain and […] Read more