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Rod Bradshaw, pictured here in a carrot field with his wife Shelley and his sons Kurt and Brent, runs Beck Farms.

Low dollar won’t necessarily make 2016 a banner year for local produce

Cash-strapped produce consumers may go for ‘most bang for their buck’ in beleaguered Albertan economy

Reading Time: 3 minutes Some might think the low Canadian dollar might make 2016 a good year for local produce growers. Not necessarily, say two experts in the field. “The talk I’ve heard is that high food costs will normalize farmers’ markets or direct-market sales. These might have cost a little bit more before. Our cost of production is […] Read more

Had bugs on your spuds in past years?

Get the lowdown on spud pests

Workshops run March 1 to March 3

Reading Time: < 1 minute A series of upcoming workshops will provide fresh market potato growers with information on current and up-and-coming diseases and pests in the province. “Participants will receive information on the importance, impact and management of a number of disease/pest issues in Alberta, including late blight, potato psyllid/zebra chip, fusarium dry rot and blackleg and several skin […] Read more