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ALMA a casualty of provincial government cuts

Agency has proved 
its worth, industry leaders say

The Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency is being dissolved — and its demise is being mourned by many in the industry. “We were surprised and disappointed,” said Dave Chalack, a rancher and veterinarian who is chair of ALMA’s board. “I know we had a great organization and one that has evolved in a significant and […] Read more

Fuelling the rig should be cheaper this spring, but savings on fertilizer, chemicals, and seed will take longer and may be offset by the lower Canadian dollar.

Don’t expect diesel, fertilizer, and chemicals to match oil’s steep decline

Experts say it’s a mixed bag when it comes to input costs

Falling oil prices are bad news for energy producers, but that should be good news for farmers and other big users of fuel and energy-intensive products. “We’re paying 30 or 40 cents a litre less for gas today than we were three or four months ago,” said Michael Burt, director of industrial economic trends with […] Read more