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Agri-News – This Week in Agriculture: May 18 – May 22, 2015

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Ropin' The Web

Features


Risks of Late blight in Alberta

An ARD specialist said that over the last several years, there has been a great deal of concern in Alberta surrounding a serious disease called Late blight that mainly affects potatoes and tomatoes. 

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Safe Food for Canadians Act Consultations

The CFIA is engaging more micro and small businesses across the country to take part in consultations on the Safe Food for Canadians Act until June 30, 2015.

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Turkey Taquitos

Spicy baked turkey taquitos. A quick, easy and healthy option for lunch or dinner courtesy of the Alberta Turkey Producers.

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Markets

Export Markets


Alberta Meat Suppliers Participate in Japan Meat Industry Fair

Five Alberta meat industry organizations representing beef and pork took part in promotional activities at the Japan Meat Industry Fair in Tokyo from April 15-17. 

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Crops


“Off-Label” Spraying

The practice of “off-label” spraying is not only illegal and can result in severe fines, but can also be incredibly dangerous for your clients, your livelihood, and the environment.

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First Crop Forecasts from the USDA

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released its first forecasts for the 2015-2016 crop year and while the numbers are preliminary and will change, the reports are still important.

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Lower Wheat Prices – What to do?

Weakened wheat prices mean growers need to carefully calculate what to do to maximize returns.

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Livestock


The Original Grazing School for Women

The Original Grazing School for Women is a two-day workshop for ranching and farming women taking place June 9-10 in St. Paul.

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ABP Environmental Stewardship Award Call for Nominations

The Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) is seeking nominations for the 2016 Environmental Stewardship Award (ESA).

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Business

HR on the Farm and Ranch

 From the recent Cow-Calfenomics risk management series – Human Resources on the Farm and Ranch – provides considerations for better staff management.

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Organic Transition Workshop

Organic Alberta and Battle River Research Group are hosting a transition workshop in Tofield for crop and beef producers.

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General


Tree Pruning Fact Sheet

An Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) specialist said there are many reasons why it’s important to prune trees.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In this issue

Features

Coming Events

Markets

Export Markets

Crops

Livestock

Business

General

Coming Events

Social Media Made Easy: How To Make Your Own YouTube Videos
Olds, May 20.  Details >
 

Let’s Talk Exports Tour
Edmonton, May 20, 2015. Details >
 

Working Well Workshops
Various locations, May-June Details >
 

Alberta Pork Regional Meetings
Various locations, May 26-June 2  Details >
 

Ingredients for Success; The Conference on Food Innovation
Calgary, May 26-27  Details >
 

Farming Smarter Crop Walks
Lethbridge, May 28-June 18 Click Here >
 

Creating Rural Connections 2015
Leduc, May 26-27  Details >
 

Ingredients for Success
Calgary, May 26-27.  Details >
 

Environmental Farm Plan Workshop
Vulcan, May 28  Details >
 

The Original Grazing School for Women
St. Paul. June 9-10.  Details >
 

Peter Donovan Soil Carbon Workshops
Various sites, June 15-30 Details >
 

Future Fair 2015
Calgary, June 16.  Details >
 

Stockmanship with Curt Pate
Eaglesham, June 16.  Details >
 

UCVM 2015 Beef Cattle Conference
Calgary, June 17-19  Details >
 

Farming Smarter Field School
Lethbridge, June 23 – 25  Details >
 

Organic Transition Workshop
Tofield, June 24.  Details >
 

Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Workshop
Olds, June 25-26.  Details >
 

International Farm Management Congress
Quebec City, July 12-17 Details >
 

HortSnacks on Wheels
Sherwood Park. August 24-25. Details >
 


Created May 20, 2015 | Category: Agronomy

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