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Appointments to the Alberta Grains Council

Alberta Agriculture Minister Verlyn Olson has appointed two new members to the Alberta Grains Council.

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Classroom Garden Program Plants Seeds in New Communities

Through its commitment to enhancing agriculture education and awareness efforts in the province of Alberta, Agriculture for Life funds the expansion of Sustainable Food Edmonton’s delivery of the Little Green Thumbs program into St Albert, Leduc, Beaumont and Strathcona County elementary schools.

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Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin with Confit Potato Salad & Brussels Sprouts Hash

Passion for Pork is a website devoted to providing information on cooking with pork and a wealth of recipes for consumers to try. This video recipe features Chef Sean O’Connor, Red Ox Inn, Edmonton, preparing this amazing meal.

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Durum Market Outlook

Charlie Pearson, market analyst with Alberta Agriculture says the durum outlook has become more optimistic in recent weeks given the continued strong pace of western Canadian durum exports over the winter and northern hemisphere challenges in getting the 2013 crop planted.

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Industry and the Alternative Agricultural Markets in Alberta Report 2012

Eileen Kotowich, farmers’ market specialist with Alberta Agriculture, discusses how this report is being used by industry.

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Pest Corner

Outbreak of Forest Tent Caterpillars in Parts of the Peace

Parts of the Peace country are seeing an outbreak of forest tent caterpillars. Colin Stone, area range management specialist with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development discusses implications for grazing.

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Weekly Insect Update

Scott Meers, insect management specialist with Alberta Agriculture, discusses the insect situation in the province.

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Alfalfa Toxicity

Farmers who are looking to breathe new life into an old alfalfa stand need to keep in mind alfalfa autotoxicity before developing rejuvenation plans. To find out more,  Call of the Land’s Caitlynn Reesor spoke with Stephanie Kosinski, forage specialist at the Ag Info Centre.

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How Toxicity Affects Alfalfa Plants

Kosinski explains how toxicity  affects the actual plant and what farmers who are looking to breathe new life into an old alfalfa stand need to keep in mind.

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UCVM Beef Cattle Conference

The UCVM (University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine) Beef Cattle Conference is being held on June 20-21, 2013, at the Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre in Calgary, Alberta

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Application Process for the Confined Feeding Operations Stewardship Program

Program Coordinator Jennifer Neden says this program has an increased focus on water quality. On the process side of things, Neden says prerequisites and retroactivity are different with the new program under Growing Forward 2.

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Workforce Development Program

Alberta Agriculture labour recruitment specialist Alan Dooley discusses the Workforce Development Program.

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Using Your Own Farm Costs to Make Profit-based Choices

Jason Wood, crops economist with Alberta Agriculture, talks about using your own farm costs to help make profit-based choices of which crops to grow.

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More Details on the Confined Feeding Operations Stewardship Program

This program used to be known as the Manure Management Program, and program coordinator Jennifer Neden says there are a number of differences with the new program starting with an increased focus on water quality.

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Drying Firewood

Toso Bozic, agroforester and bioenergy specialist with Alberta Agriculture, gets lots of questions on firewood and the firewood business. Here,  he discusses  drying firewood.

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Rural Development

Summer Synergy Program

The Summer Synergy program is a youth-based livestock event that’s held in Olds in July as part of the International Youth Livestock Show at the Calgary Stampede. Interview with Cayley Peltzer, who’s attended this event for three years, and who’s part of an auction to raise money for scholarships.

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Research & Technology

Farming Smarter Field School

The Farming Smarter Field School is taking place later this month. Jamie Puchinger, assistant manager of Farming Smarter, says the modules cover insects, nutrients, and disease. She highlights some of the speakers and topics for this year’s school.

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Created June 19, 2013 | Category: Agronomy

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