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Alberta farm taking precautions against Avian influenza

With the confirmed cases of Avian influenza, also known as bird flu, an Alberta farmer says domestic poultry don’t have natural immunity against the virus which is carried and spread by wild birds such as waterfowl and shorebirds. Charlotte Wasylik with Chatsworth Farm says they are doing their best to protect their flocks with proper […]Read More

CP Rail strike could of had major impacts to farmers

The CP Rail strike that took place earlier this week, although short, could’ve had major impacts affecting many areas including the supply chain. Tory Campbell Reeve for Lethbridge County says with there being so much uncertainty right now, adding any more disruption to the supply chain could’ve been devastating. “I think just given the fact […]Read More

High fertilizer prices impacting farmers

The price of fuel isn’t the only thing skyrocketing right now, the cost of fertilizer is also expensive. A 4th generation farmer with Advanced Ag Technologies Travis Albrecht says the price is the highest he has seen and is double where it was in 2021. This is causing significant impacts for farmers. Albrecht says they […]Read More

Moisture needed for southern Alberta farmers

Farmers on the prairies are still feeling the effects of last year’s drought. That is according to Lynn Jacobson, president of the Alberta Federation of Agriculture. Lynn says if producers don’t see a lot of moisture this spring it could be bad news for many of us.Read More

Agriculture Day celebrated across Canada

Tuesday was Canada Agriculture Day and it’s a time where Canadians celebrate not only where most of our food comes from but also the people who grow and produce our food. Byrne Cook with Lethbridge College explains the importance of the agriculture industry. “I think one of the really interesting things about agriculture is that […]Read More

‘Companies look to use hemp in other products:’ according to

An interesting topic covered during Thursday’s farming conference was the production of hemp. According to an official with Farming Smarter, Alberta farmers have been growing hemp for the last ten years and it’s primarily used for industrial purposes. Mike Gretzinger with Farming Smarter says companies have been looking at using hemp for other products as […]Read More

Farming Smarter conference continues in Lethbridge

The Farming Smarter conference continued for its second day in Lethbridge with keynote speakers on hand including one from the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commission. This year Jeremy Boychyn with the commission explained what the 4R Nutrient Stewardship is and how farmers can utilize fertilizer better. Boychyn says there are four different concepts of how […]Read More

Coutts border blockade affects village and country

For more than two weeks access to the Coutts border crossing had been blocked as protesters wanted to send a simple message to politicians, drop the COVID-19 mandates. As Angela Stewart explains, the blockade not only affected those who live in the Village of Coutts but also had a big impact on our country economically.Read More

Abbotsford mayor provides B.C. flooding update

Abbotsford, B.C. Mayor Henry Braun provided an update as to how bad things are in his city. Braun says Abbotsford is not out of the worst parts of the flooding quite yet. He went on to say that farmers are devastated by the floods and are facing huge financial losses. Mayor Braun added that fortunately […]Read More

NDP asking for farmer mental health crisis hotline

The NDP is calling on the Alberta government to implement a 24/7 mental health crisis support hotline for farmers in our province. The NDP is also renewing their proposal for the UCP to provide five insured mental health sessions for Albertans. NDP Agriculture Critic, Heather Sweet, was in Lethbridge discussing how she has been talking […]Read More

CEO of Exhibition Park discusses new Agri-food Hub and Trade

Lethbridge’s Exhibition Park is set to double its current hosting capacity thanks to construction of a new 268 thousand square foot Agri-food Hub and Trade Centre. The facility is expected to open in early 2023. The CEO of Exhibition Park, Mike Warkentin, says they decided to go with a few themes for the new facility […]Read More

Local farmer talks Agriculture Safety Week

This is the start of Agriculture Safety Week in Canada. The week is a reminder to farmers to make sure that they are practicing safe farming protocols. As Micah Quinn explains, a farmer from Mossleigh in Southern Alberta says new farming technology allows his farm to stay safe.Read More