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Agri-News – This Week in Agriculture: September 14 – 18, 2015

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Nutrient Beneficial Management Practices Evaluation Project

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) recently released the Nutrient Beneficial Management Practices (BMP) Evaluation Project final report which evaluated the environmental effectiveness and economic implications of implementing water quality BMPs at the field and watershed scales.

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Soil Information Viewer

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s (AF’s) webpage has a tool called the Soil Information Viewer that can help with an understanding of the soils in the province. 

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Wheat Web-Based Pricing Site

The Alberta Wheat Commission recently launched the first phase of its web-based Crop Data and Price Reporting initiative. Price & Data Quotes (PDQ) aims to be a complete and unbiased resource for cash market prices and crop data to provide reliable and relevant price information to farmers.

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Chicken and Avocado Rice Rolls

Rice paper wrappers and bean thread vermicelli noodles are available in the Asian section of most grocery stores and Asian markets. The recipe for these tasty rolls comes from the Alberta Chicken Producers.

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Markets

Pest/Disease Corner

Prevent Insect Infestations When Storing Grain

The Canadian Grain Commission is reminding producers that insects could be present in any grain stored over the summer, or in areas around storage bins. These insects could move easily between bins and infest the new harvest. 

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What’s New in Ag Information

Getting Into Farming

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) is hosting two Getting into Farming information sessions, one in Leduc and the other in Airdrie.

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Export Markets

Private Label Webinar 1.0

In advance of the Private Label Manufacturers Association Show in Chicago in November 2015, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service is organizing a webinar mini-series to give Canadian food manufacturers and suppliers an overview of the mechanics of exporting agri-food products in the private label segment in the U.S.

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Crops

Canola Crush Margins

Canola market reports will often refer to crush margins changing, and therefore the price of canola was affected. What is the crush margin and why is important to canola prices? 

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Get Involved with Alberta Barley

Alberta Barley is asking the province’s barley farmers to get involved and submit their nominations for the commission’s upcoming director elections.

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Get Involved with Alberta Barley

Alberta Barley is asking the province’s barley farmers to get involved, and submit their nominations for the commission’s upcoming director elections.

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Post Harvest Weed Control

An Alberta Agriculture and Forestry crop specialist says that although harvest is still to be completed, it’s not too early to consider post-harvest weed control. Conditions are good this year for some excellent control against perennial and winter annual weeds.  

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Livestock


Grazing Stubble Fields

“Turning cows out onto stubble fields is a good way to utilize forage resources,” says Barry Yaremcio, beef/forage specialist, Alberta Ag-Info Centre.

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By-product Feeds for Sheep

Dry conditions, short supplies of forage, expensive supplements and tight profit margins have many sheep producers looking for alternate feed sources. 

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Should I Buy Expensive Feed or Custom Feed?

As feed and hay prices have risen dramatically from a year ago, producers are faced with either buying expensive feed or moving their livestock to feed if they want to keep ownership and equity in their animals.  Choosing an option depends on the economics of each alternative.

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Business


Agricultural Business Management Award Accepting Nominations

Farm Management Canada is seeking to honour individuals or groups with the 2015 Wilson Loree Award, established to honour those that have made an extraordinary contribution to developing and promoting new and positive change in agricultural business management practices and expertise in Canada. 

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Jobs In Agriculture

Biology Section Head

This position will be responsible for the management and leadership of five biological analytical laboratories. Your responsibilities will include technical management of the laboratories, staffing, laboratory IT application management, and occupational health and safety, all operating under the umbrella of a Quality Management System (ISO 17025).

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Monday, September 14, 2015

In this issue

Features

Coming Events

Markets

Pest/Disease Corner

What’s New in Ag Information

Export Markets

Crops

Livestock

Business

Jobs In Agriculture

Coming Events

Range Health Assessment Training
Stavely, September 15 Details >
 

How to Put on a Farm-to-Table Culinary Event Bus Tour
Sherwood Park, September 15 Details >
 

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show
Woodstock, Ontario, September 15-17  Details >
 

Range Health Assessment Training
Cypress Hills/Manyberries, September 17  Details >
 

Explore Horticulture
Various sites, September 19-26 Details >
 

Private Label Webinar 1.0
Online, September 23. Details >
 

Art of the Harvest
Airdrie, September 26  Details >
 

Facility Design Workshop
Airdrie, September 30  Details >
 

Rural Alberta Innovation and Learning Commons
Camrose, October 2-4  Details >
 

Advancing Women: Life Skills for Leadership – Women in Ag Conference
Toronto, October 5-6  Details >
 

Real Dirt on Farming
Red Deer, October 6  Details >
 

Canadian Association of Farm Advisors Conference
Lethbridge, October 8  Details >
 

Natural Health Product and Functional Ingredients Industry Conference
Edmonton, October 21-22 Details >
 

Getting into Farming Information Session For the Aspiring Farmer
Leduc, October 22  Details >
 

Return Unwanted or Obsolete Pesticides and Livestock Medications Campaign
Various Sites, October 26 Details >
 

Farm Tax Update for Professionals
Webinar, October 22  Click Here >
 

Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue
Leduc, November 2-3.  Details >
 

Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue
Drumheller, November 4-5. Details >
 

FarmFair International
Edmonton, November 11-15 Details >
 

Agricultural Excellence Conference
Regina, November 25-27 Details >
 

Farm Succession: Planning for the Next Generation
Bonnyville, November 19.
Vilna, November 20.  Details >
 

Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue
Grande Prairie, May 11-12, 2016,   Details >
 


Created September 16, 2015 | Category: Agronomy

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