Articles Posted in the " agriculture " Category

  • Alberta Barley grows by leaps and bounds in 2013

    Growth is the best word to describe 2013 for Alberta Barley and barley producers not only in the wildrose province, but across the country. Funding Alberta Barley’s Chairman, Matt Sawyer, says the biggest event of the year was receiving the $8-million Agri-Innovation grant from the Federal Government, which will be used to develop 27 research cluster projects. “This will increase […]


  • Canada’s 2013 Outstanding Young Farmers show industry has bright future

    Grain farmers Michael Kalisvaart and his wife, Karen Jansen, from Gibbons, Alberta, along with dairy farmers James and Amanda Kinsman from Berwick, Nova Scotia are Canada’s 2013 Outstanding Young Farmers. Vice President of the West Luanne Lynn says seeing all the candidates who applied reaffirmed that agriculture has a bright future in Canada. “When they […]


  • Straw Man Canadian Beef Industry Initiative looking for input

    The Straw Man Canadian Beef Industry strategy needs all stakeholders in the industry to help it to take the next step forward. The initiative, is being driven by key industry stake-holders from across the country. The whole plan, which was initiated by three men in Alberta, was brought together so all stake-holders in the industry […]


  • Livestock producers urged to have more conversations about animal care

    The National Farm Animal Care Council is urging livestock producers across the country to tell their story to consumers. The council says consumers are hungrier than ever to know the back story to where the food they are eating has comes from. General Manager Jackie Wepruk says producers have to tell their story, so the […]


  • Feedlot owner optimistic despite Tyson decision

    Tyson Food’s decision to stop buying slaughter ready Canadian cattle has sent shock-waves through the industry in the last week. The third largest purchaser of Canadian cattle say the cost of adhering to the U-S’s Country of Origin Labelling rules is behind the decision. George Graham one of the owners and operators of the family […]