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There’s still plenty of grain in the system as well as much higher-than-normal carry-over, but record movement has opened up space.

Alberta grain elevators close to capacity, harvest yet complete

As Alberta elevators near 85 per cent of working capacity, concerns remain for a harvest not yet over

As harvest starts to wrap up in some areas of the province, producers can expect their grain to move a little quicker than it did following last year’s record harvest. But they’re not out of the woods yet. “Alberta’s starting to fill up again,” Mark Hemmes, president of Quorum Corporation, said in an Oct. 2 […] Read more

Input sought on watershed report

The Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance is looking for input on its draft ‘state of the watershed’ document. “The group held meetings in communities throughout the watershed in 2012-13 and commissioned scientific reports on issues and conditions in the watershed,” said Adam Norris, watershed co-ordinator. “Since then, we have been busy building a document called the […] Read more


Weekly Alberta insect report

Heavy wheat midge pressure in the Peace

In his weekly Call of the Land radio interview, Alberta Agriculture insect management specialist Scott Meers reports from the Peace River area, where wheat midge are coming “en masse.” He has recommendations for monitoring and whether to take control measures. Meers says root maggot damage in canola is more extreme this year with insects girdling […] Read more