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Agri-News – This Week in Agriculture: Nov 24 – Nov 28, 2014

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Features


Council Continues Work to Attract and Engage New Rural Entrepreneurs

Premier Jim Prentice has extended the Next Generation Advisory Council’s mandate supporting Alberta’s future agricultural and rural leaders. The Next Generation Advisory Council will continue to examine ways to engage and support entrepreneurs to lead Alberta’s agriculture, food and rural businesses.
  • Click here to read the Agri-News story
  • Click here to hear the Call of the Land story

Statutes Amendment Act Introduced

The Statutes Amendment Act (Bill 6) was introduced on November 18, 2014, to enhance efficiency of legislation across three ministries.

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Value-Added Opportunities in Alberta

Agriculture Minister Verlyn Olson was part of the ministerial forum at last week’s annual convention of the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties. He told delegates there are value-added opportunities in the province.

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Greek Beans with Seared Lamb

Braise butter beans or gigantes with tomatoes, onion and garlic. Serve with tender lamb fillet and crumbled feta cheese.

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Markets


Updated Agricultural Marketing Guide Now Available

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) has recently updated the Agricultural Marketing Guide.

  • Click here to read the Agri-News article
  • Click here for a Call of the Land interview with market analyst Jennifer Stoby

Crops


2014 Peace Region Trial Results

The Smoky Applied Research and Demonstration Association (SARDA) is holding a series of meetings to discuss the 2014 Peace Region trial results. Topics to be covered include wheat and canola variety performance updates, seed primers effectiveness, time of day effects on herbicide application fertility management, and potential new crops for the Peace Region.

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Evaluating Fertilizer Performance Claims

An Alberta Agriculture specialist says that producers should be wary of unproven claims of fertilizer performance. Harry Brook, crop specialist at the Ag-Info Centre, says even before the federal government changed the rules for registration of fertilizer products, there were plenty of fertilizer products with lofty claims of improved yield.

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Tree Care and Woodlots Workshop

If you’re a landowner with a wooded area on your property or are looking to establish tree plantings, a workshop to be held this evening (November 24) is a great place to get information to get those plantings off on the right foot. Toso Bozic, woodlot extension specialist with Alberta Agriculture, discusses.

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Forage


Western Canadian Grazing Conference

Going Beyond Sustainability. That’s the theme of this year’s Western Canadian Grazing conference, which is being held in Edmonton December 9 to 11. Co-chair Nora Paulovich previews some of the highlights.

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Livestock


Feeding Systems and Profitability

Grant Lastiwka, forage livestock business specialist with Alberta Agriculture. says the majority of the cost to produce a beef animal comes down to the feed resource, which is a combination of grazing and feeding.

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Studying Cattle Feed Efficiency throughout Finishing

Feed efficiency and cost of gain strongly impact feedlot profitability.

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Western Canadian Cow-Calf Survey

The Western Canadian Cow-Calf Survey is being rolled out across the prairies this fall. Barry Yaremcio, beef and forage specialist at the Ag-Info Centre, says the survey is being conducted for two reasons.

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Cattle on Feed Report

The latest Western Canada cattle on feed report is out. Herb Lock of FarmSense Marketing in Edmonton has the details in this Call of the Land story.

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Business


Planning – One of the Ingredients to Success

With the harvest complete and winter almost here, it is time to evaluate last year’s business and plan for next year. Are you on the right track or do you need to make changes?

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Factors Affecting Commodity Prices

Many factors affect commodity prices. The main price determining factors for most commodities, including crops, are supply and demand. Alberta Agriculture market analyst Neil Blue discusses.

  • Click here for the Agri-News story
  • Click here for part 1 of the Call of the Land interview
  • Click here for part 2 of the Call of the Land interview

Environment


Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance Hosting Webinars

The Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance is hosting a number of webinars to discuss their draft State of the Watershed report.

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Jobs In Agriculture


Bee Pathologist

Lethbridge – As the Bee Pathologist at the Lethbridge Research Center, you will work jointly with apiculture team members, beekeepers, and research collaborators outside Alberta Agriculture. Your experience in Apiculture will include diagnostic proficiency in bee diseases, and in vitro procedures. You will also be involved with the following; lab and field research on honey and leafcutter bees, pathogen identification, isolation, and storage, maintaining cell lines and captive bee trials. This competition (Job ID #1027631) will close on November 28, 2014.

  Click here and type ‘agriculture’ in the Keywords space provided in the Basic Job Search box >

General


Farm Dugouts at Rolly View

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development is presenting a farm dugouts session December 3, 2014, at the Rolly View Community Hall.

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HortSnacks@Night

It’s been dubbed HortSnacks@Night, and to find out what it’s all about, here is a Call of the Land interview with Dustin Morton, commercial horticulture specialist with Alberta Agriculture.

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Farming Smarter Conference

The agenda is now finalized for the Farming Smarter conference, which is set for December 2 and 3 in Medicine Hat. Jamie Puchinger, assistant manager of Farming Smarter, has some of the highlights.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

In this issue

Features

Coming Events

Markets

Crops

Forage

Livestock

Business

Environment

Jobs In Agriculture

General

Coming Events

Alberta Barley Regional Meetings
Various locations, November Details >
Fall Canola Grower Meetings
Various locations, November – December  Details >
Tree Care and Woodlots Workshop
Grande Prairie, November 24 Details >
Cow-Calfenomics
Medicine Hat, November 25 Details >
Cow-Calfenomics
Lethbridge, November 26 Details >
Cow-Calfenomics
Olds, November 27  Details >
Hortsnacks@Night
Wetaskiwin, November 27 Details >
Beeginners Beekeeping Course
Airdrie, November 28-29 Details >
Farming Smarter Conference and Tradeshow
Medicine Hat, December 2-3 Details >
Farm Dugouts
Rolly View, December 3 Details >
Good Wheat Marketing Basics
Lethbridge, December 4 Details >
2014 Peace Region Trial Results
Various locations, December 9-11  Details >
Western Canadian Grazing Conference and Trade Show
Edmonton, December 9-11 Details >
Greenhouse Sanitation Workshop
Edmonton, December 9 Details >
Good Wheat Marketing Basics
Brooks, December 9  Details >
Food Safety from Farm to Fork
Leduc, December 10  Details >
Owner’s & Marketer’s Guide to Surviving & Thriving Under Canada’s New Anti-spam Legislation
Webinar – December 16  Link to register >
Weed Control in Organic Agriculture Online Course
Begins January 6  Details >
Unleash the Power of Your Smartphone
Webinar – January 20  Link to Register >
FarmTech
Edmonton, January 27-29 Details >
Getting Into Farm Direct Marketing Forum
Airdrie, February 18  Details >


Created November 24, 2014 | Category: Agronomy

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