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Conservation deal protects Mattheis Ranch

Deal will see 12,000-acre ranch near Duchess permanently protected and $3.8 million used to fund ongoing research

Reading Time: 2 minutes The University of Alberta and Western Sky Land Trust have signed one of the largest-ever conservation easement agreements in the province. The deal not only guarantees the university’s 12,000-acre Rangeland Research Institute-Mattheis Ranch will be conserved forever, but also creates a $3.8-million research fund. Western Sky Land Trust is providing the money, but the agreement […] Read more

Canada needs to invest to keep forage sector vigorous

Reading Time: 3 minutes Irricana rancher Doug Wray is the president of the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association. In mid-May, he spoke to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food. He began by noting Canada’s 13 million cultivated hectares of forages (the country’s largest cultivated crop) and 15 million hectares of native pastures and rangeland generate […] Read more