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How big a player is agriculture in Alberta’s economy? Alberta farm leaders say investing in agriculture will produce economic dividends. Here are some facts on the province’s farm and food sector.

Ag matters: What should be on the agenda for the next government

Election 2015: As Albertans gear up for a provincial election, provincial farm groups share the big issues that matter to them

Investing in agriculture’s future, the nightmare of finding workers, and fair rules for sharing land and water. Those are three big issues for Alberta farm organizations, but not the only ones. None of the farm leaders and officials who spoke to Alberta Farmer had any ‘if you want our vote’ demands for the parties contesting […] Read more

Farm group calls for more research dollars

The Alberta Federation of Agriculture wants the province to reinstate the cancelled Agriculture and Food Innovation Endowment fund

Plummeting oil revenues are blowing a big hole in the provincial budget, but the Alberta Federation of Agriculture says that’s all the more reason to increase funding for ag research. Attendees at the group’s annual general meeting last month passed a resolution calling on the province to increase, rather than cut, ag research funding, and […] Read more