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Federal NDP introduces soil health bill

Proposal calls for a National Soil Health Advocate

The federal New Democrats propose to set up a plan they say could help build up Canadian agriculture from the ground down. The NDP’s agriculture critic, British Columbia MP Alistair MacGregor, on Monday introduced a private member’s bill in the Commons to create a national soil health strategy for Canada. The strategy as proposed in […] Read more

Farm writers recognized for outstanding work

Reading Time: < 1 minute Frequent Alberta Farmer contributor Jeff Melchior and staff writer Alexis Kienlen were among the winners of Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation awards. Melchior won gold in the weekly press reporting category for his story, Farmers lose when energy companies walk away. The story looked at the growing problem of abandoned wells on farm properties and how […] Read more

Bill 6 coverage wins prestigious journalism award

Reading Time: < 1 minute For the second year in a row, Alberta Farmer reporter Jennifer Blair has been honoured at the country’s premier agricultural journalism awards program. Blair won bronze in the Weekly Press Reporting category for her December 2015 story entitled Big Blowup, which detailed the firestorm of protests which arose following the introduction of Bill 6, which […] Read more