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Today’s precipitation

Data from weather stations across the Prairies are available to Glacier FarmMedia members at the WeatherFarm website, where you can also sign up for a daily forecast email for your area. On the go? Get the WeatherFarm mobile app, available for iPhone and Android devices. To learn more about the CoCoRaHS system that generates these precipitation maps […] Read more

COVID-19 and the farm: Stories from the GFM network

COVID-19 has added an unprecedented level of uncertainty and disruption to the agricultural communities we serve. Throughout this crisis, Glacier FarmMedia is leveraging the strength of its farm news network to help you stay up to date on developments important to your family and farm. Look here for links to all the coverage provided by our […] Read more


Where to get information on COVID-19 in Alberta

The provincial government website offers a wide range of information on the COVID-19 pandemic. The site has information on the current number of cases in Alberta (with a regional breakdown) and Canada, the number of tests conducted in the province, and updates from Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw. There are also […] Read more

Where to get information on COVID-19 in Alberta

The provincial government website at alberta.ca offers a wide range of information on the COVID-19 pandemic. The site has information on the current number of cases in Alberta (with a regional breakdown) and Canada, the number of tests conducted in the province, and updates from Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw. There […] Read more


4-H Alberta revamps, gets long-term funding

4-H Alberta has struck a deal with the province that will see it receive stable funding for the next decade while revamping its organizational structure. The organization hailed the changes as “a bold new blueprint for the future of the 4-H movement in the province.” “After extensive consultations throughout Alberta, the three partners responsible for […] Read more

Cow-calf producers wanted for survey

Survey open until March 13

Alberta cow-calf producers are being asked to take a survey on the challenges they face. The survey is part of a study by the University of Alberta with participation from Alberta Farm Animal Care. “Producer mental health was a consideration as we know that it is closely related to animal welfare,” AFAC said in a […] Read more


Lethbridge College and Farming Smarter form partnership

Farming Smarter and Lethbridge College have signed a 15-year memorandum of understanding that they say will “transform agriculture research in southern Alberta.” “Our two organizations have worked together in the past on innovative and important projects that support agricultural research, education and student success,” Lethbridge College president Paula Burns said in a news release. “We […] Read more

Courtney Taylor (right) is presented with her Leadership Excellence Award of Distinction by Stefanie Nagelschmitz, chair of Canadian 4-H Foundation.

Albertan wins $20,000 4-H scholarship

Alberta’s Courtney Taylor is one of four winners of 4-H Canada’s Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction. The $20,000 scholarship is awarded to students who “demonstrate 4-H values in the way they live their lives” and have become exceptional leaders through the program. Recipients are also paired with a mentor to help guide them in their […] Read more


Different options for feeding cattle

Considering alternative feeds? The Beef Cattle Research Council has a web page that looks at a number of feeds other than hay, other forages and grains. “There are many alternative feeds that can supplement and even improve the diet,” the web page states. These range from crop residues, chaff, oat hulls, and screenings to DDGs, […] Read more

‘Perfect storm’ hits grain movement

The blockade of CN rail lines by Indigenous-rights protesters has contributed to “a perfect storm” affecting grain movement this winter, say Alberta Wheat and Alberta Barley. “An eight-day CN rail strike in late November, followed by a 10-day cold spell in January and heavy rains impacting rail movement and the loading of grain vessels at […] Read more