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New community service program offers training for young leaders

After a successful run-out this summer, 4-H Canada is expanding its Hands to Larger Service component of its Club to Club Exchange program. “Next summer, 30 youth service leaders will be travelling across Canada to lead and promote community engagement, volunteerism and service, and to help create a culture of service for Canadian youth,” 4-H […] Read more


Don’t medicate your pets with pot products

Don’t “treat companion animals with cannabinoids” without first talking to your vet, says the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association. “While there is preliminary evidence to suggest cannabinoids have the potential to be beneficial for a number of medical conditions in companion animals, research into cannabinoids and their effects on pets is limited,” the association said in […] Read more



Farmers and small processors tapped for local food council

The group has a year to find ways government can assist burgeoning local food sector

There’s no shortage of hands-on experience on a new advisory group charged with coming up with ways to boost Alberta’s local food sector. Creating a Local Food Council — and ensuring it had a healthy number of producers and processors of local food — was part of a bill titled Supporting Alberta’s Local Food Sector […] Read more


Lender willing to ease loan payments

The country’s biggest ag lender says it will offer “flexibility” for customers hit by snow and rain this harvest. “FCC will work with customers to come up with solutions for their operation and will consider deferral of principal payments and/or other loan payment schedule amendments to reduce the financial pressure on producers impacted by wet […] Read more



G3 Canada announces second Alberta elevator

Company’s elevator in Wetaskiwin under construction, work on Carmangay to start shortly

G3 Canada Limited is building a second new state-of-the-art elevator in the province. G3 Carmangay will be built southwest of the southern Alberta community, on the east side of Highway No. 23 on the CP Rail line. It will have a capacity of 42,000 tonnes, be able to empty a Super-B truck in under five […] Read more


New ag-scholarship for Lethbridge-area students

A new $10,000 scholarship has been created for students in the Lethbridge area wanting to pursue studies in agriculture or a related field. Lethbridge Exhibition Park and the Rotary Club of Lethbridge East created the scholarship for “top agricultural students” who have completed at least three years of studies at a college or university. It is […] Read more



There’s a new brand on Canadian beef

Beef from certified ranches or products containing 30 per cent of that beef can use new CRSB logo

It’s already in use by McDonald’s Canadian division, but now other sellers of Canadian beef can use the official sustainable beef logo if they source that type of meat. Having an official logo is a significant milestone in the lengthy journey to make Canada a world leader in the certified sustainable beef movement. Over the […] Read more


Popular Working Well program launches new season

A new season of Working Well workshops gets underway this month. Since it was launched in 2008, there have been 254 workshops on how to properly care for water wells and protect groundwater resources. More than 6,900 people in 172 different communities have taken the workshops, which are put on by several provincial departments and […] Read more



Prarie dog standing next to its hole. These animals native to the grasslands of North America

Don’t ban strychnine yet, says Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

Farmers should still be able to use strychnine to kill ground squirrels until there are “practical and effective alternative controls,” says the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is proposing to remove the registration of liquid strychnine use for the control of ground squirrels. The animals not only cause crop losses […] Read more


It’s decision time on beef checkoff

Cattle producers will have three ways to vote on the proposed non-refundable checkoff — by mail, at their local Agriculture Financial Services Corporation office, or one of Alberta Beef Producers’ 27 fall meetings. ABP and the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association (ACFA) will be holding a plebiscite from Oct. 19 to Nov. 13 on their joint […] Read more