There are 52 registered hemp varieties in Canada, but only 12 are regularly used.  |  Michael Raine photo

Hemp research delves into new varieties for new uses

Research trials underway across Canada are designed to learn more about hemp agronomy, varieties and production. Mike Gretzinger, research manager at Farming Smarter in Lethbridge, said various research groups are focusing on different aspects of the versatile crop, which can be used for seed, fibre, cannabinoid production and potentially livestock feed. Plots in Lethbridge include […] Read more

Alberta Ag budget cut; gas prices to rise

Albertans were warned to expect a big red deficit number in the April 14 provincial budget. That number is $10.4 billion in 2016-17, the largest in Alberta history. Finance minister Joe Ceci gave the details on the deficit, revenue and financial plans in the legislature this afternoon, calling the NDP government’s first budget “the Alberta […] Read more