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Agri-News – This Week in Agriculture: Nov 17 – 21, 2014

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Ethics and Energy Negotiations

A spokesperson for the Farmers’ Advocate Office says it is important farmers, ranchers, land agents, and energy companies have a basic understanding of ethics as they relate to energy negotiations.

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Manure Management Records

Under the Agricultural Operation Practices Act (AOPA), anyone, including crop and livestock producers, as well as manure haulers and applicators, who handles more than 500 tonnes per year of manure, must keep records for a minimum of five years. Deanne Madsen, confined feeding operation (CFO) extension specialist with Alberta Agriculture discusses the particulars.

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Asian Turkey Chili

In a large skillet or wok over medium heat cook turkey, onions, garlic, and ginger, stirring constantly to break up meat, until meat is no longer pink. Add turkey stock, soya sauce, ketchup, hot pepper flakes and beans. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes. Add peppers and cook just until heated through. Serve in bowls. Serves four.

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Markets

Hortsnacks@Night

Hortsnacks at Night takes place November 27, 2014, at Arber Greenhouses in Wetaskiwin.

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Webinars


Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance Hosting Webinars

The Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance is hosting a number of webinars to discuss the draft State of the Watershed report. There are five webinars, each of which is geared for particular a sector, but you may participate in any of the webinars.

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Crops


Alberta Canola Producers Commission Regional Meetings

Alberta Canola Producer Commission regional meetings get underway November 18 in Lamont and La Crete. As Rick Taillieu, extension coordinator with the commission explains, the focus of these meetings is on agronomy, marketing, and management.

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Tree Care and Woodlots Workshop

The Tree Care and Woodlots Workshop goes November 24, 2014, at the Entrec Centre at Evergreen Park in the County of Grande Prairie.

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Livestock


Banff Pork Seminar 2015

The theme for the 2015 Banff Pork Seminar, taking place on January 20-22, 2015, is “Adapting and Evolving.” How can the pork industry adapt to the challenges faced today as part of an ever-changing industry while evolving to meet the pressing needs of tomorrow?

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Horse Breeders and Owners Conference

The 33rd Annual Horse Breeders and Owners Conference takes place January 9-11, 2015, in Red Deer, Alberta, at the Sheraton Hotel. Presented by the non-profit Horse Industry Association of Alberta, the conference is aimed at horse breeders, owners and riders with topics of interest for every horse enthusiast.

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ABP Photo Contest

If you are between the ages of eight and 21, and are involved in beef production, the Alberta Beef Producers want your interesting and unique photos for a chance to win an iPad.

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CowByte$

“Cowbytes is an easy-to-use ration balancing program for cattle developed by Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development for producers to use in designing cattle feeding programs,” says Barry Yaremcio, beef forage specialist, Ag-Info Centre, Stettler. “Cowbyte$ helps producers make optimum use of their home-grown feeds, while only purchasing the necessary volume of supplementary feeds. Taking advantage of lower cost alternative feeds or by-products can reduce winter feeding costs and improve nutrition.”

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Considerations Before Expanding the Cow Herd

This is the time of year when cow calf producers may be considering expanding the cow herd; and there are lots of things to consider, from production issues to financial issues. Kevin Grier, livestock and meat market analyst, says he looks at it from the analyst’s perspective in terms of where the herd is going, and what the prospects are for both herd growth and pricing in the next couple of years.

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The Western Canadian Cow-Calf Survey

Cattle producer organizations, provincial governments and beef research agencies are conducting a survey that will portray how the cow-calf sector has changed since the 1990s. Barry Yaremcio, beef and forage specialist with Alberta Agriculture, says the Western Canadian Cow-Calf Survey is being rolled out across the prairies this fall.

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Business


Getting into CSA Workshop

Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is an alternative, locally-based economic model of agriculture and food distribution.  “CSA is a simple concept,” says Karen Goad, farm direct marketing specialist, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Grande Prairie. “Basically, consumers buy a “share” of the crop before it’s planted and then visit a central pick up location throughout the growing season to gather their share of the weekly harvest.”

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Taste of Canada

The Taste of Canada event, held November 3-4, 2014, in San Francisco, California, featured 40 Canadian exhibitors, 25 buyers, 345 pre-scheduled appointments, and 1,000 business-to-business interactions.

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U of A Faculty Head Looks to Future

The head of the faculty of Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta says he has more than one focus for his faculty.

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Seminar on Farmland Values

The Alberta Agricultural Economics Association is hosting its first fall seminar looking at farmland values. Lukas Matejovsky, president of the association, previews the event.

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Jobs In Agriculture

Meat Inspectors

Edmonton – Play a role in maintaining Alberta’s reputation for excellence in food safety – join the team responsible for Meat Inspection at provincially licensed abattoirs. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development’s meat inspection branch has two opportunities to join their Edmonton office – one full-time permanent position, and one casual cover-off (wages) position. This competition (Job ID #1027551) will close on November 21, 2014.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

In this issue

Features

Coming Events

Markets

Webinars

Crops

Livestock

Business

Jobs In Agriculture

Coming Events

Alberta Barley Regional Meetings
Various locations, November Details >
Fall Canola Grower Meetings
Various locations, November – December  Details >
Optimized Wheat Productivity Seminar
Lethbridge, November 18 and November 25  Details >
Agri Innovation Forum
Winnipeg, November 18-19 Details >
Getting into CSA Workshop
Lacombe, November 18 Details >
Canfax Cattle Market Forum
Calgary, November 18-19 Details >
STOPDED GM and Conference
Olds, November 19  Details >
Agricultural Excellence Conference
Winnipeg, November 19-21 Details >
Horses 201
Okotoks, November 21 Details >
Beeginners Beekeeping Course
Edmonton, November 21-22 Details >
Cow-Calfenomics
Medicine Hat, November 25 Details >
Cow-Calfenomics
Lethbridge, November 26 Details >
Cow-Calfenomics
Olds, November 27  Details >
Tree Care and Woodlots Workshop
Grande Prairie, November 24 Details >
Beeginners Beekeeping Course
Airdrie, November 28-29 Details >
Hortsnacks@Night
Wetaskiwin, November 27 Details >
Farming Smarter Conference and Tradeshow
Medicine Hat, December 2-3 Details >
Good Wheat Marketing Basics
Lethbridge, December 4 Details >
Western Canadian Grazing Conference and Trade Show
Edmonton, December 9-11 Details >
Good Wheat Marketing Basics
Brooks, December 9  Details >


Created November 18, 2014 | Category: Agronomy

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