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A local institution for 113 years, the Lloydminster Exhibition Association says it won't make it through the winter unless something changes.

One in 10 ag societies could close their doors by next year

There’s been no government aid, revenues have fallen to near zero, 
and reserves have been used up

Reading Time: 4 minutes Two world wars couldn’t stop them. The Spanish flu couldn’t shut them down. But if government support doesn’t come soon, COVID-19 might do what those global crises couldn’t — close the doors forever on century-old agriculture societies across the country. “I’ll be honest, we have less than six months,” said Jenelle Saskiw, general manager of […] Read more

(Keith Weller photo courtesy ARS/USDA)

Minnesota bans bird exhibitions over avian flu

Minneapolis | Reuters –– Minnesota officials on Friday banned all bird exhibitions in the state this year, including at the Minnesota State Fair, in response to an outbreak of avian influenza that has affected farms around the Midwest. Exhibitions at fairs, swap meets, exotic sales and petting zoos must not include birds for the rest […] Read more

horse and rider at a rodeo

Something for everyone at Farmfair International

Today's Farmfair isn't just cowboy hats and cattle sales

Reading Time: 2 minutes Heading into its 41st year, Farmfair International is set to impress visitors once again with its unique blend of livestock sales, entertainment, and western hospitality. “It’s one of the longest-running agricultural events in Alberta and in Western Canada,” said show manager David Fiddler. “When you combine the Canadian finals rodeo and Farmfair International, you’ve got […] Read more