Potatoes under irrigation are the focus of a new study by Lethbridge College and the Potato Growers of Alberta.
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Research focuses on irrigated potatoes

Potatoes under irrigation are the focus of a new study by Lethbridge College and the Potato Growers of Alberta. Its focus is on the ways irrigation methods affect southern Alberta’s potato crops and is led by the college’s Willemijn Appels, the Mueller Applied Research Chair in Irrigation Science. The study will use a $397,595 grant […] Read more

Reuven International Ltd. brand of Natural Proportion Cooked Chicken Meat and Sysco brand Natural Proportions Cooked Shredded Chicken are the latest to be recalled due to possible contamination with listeria bacteria. | CFIA photo

New chicken recall issued

Another cooked chicken product is subject to recall, the latest in a number of chicken-related recall warnings issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The most recent was a recall warning for Rosemount brand cooked diced chicken, which was issued Aug. 18. Reuven International Ltd. brand of Natural Proportion Cooked Chicken Meat and Sysco brand […] Read more

Rosemount cooked, diced chicken meat in the 4.54 kilogram size is the other product subject to recall as of Aug. 18. | CFIA photo

Baby food, chicken face recall

Baby food potentially containing insect matter and cooked, diced chicken potentially contaminated with listeria are subject to recall, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency reports. Heinz brand turkey stew baby food for babies eight months and older, in the 213 millilitre size, has been recalled following a consumer complaint of insects in the product. The food […] Read more


Feds boost funding for pork exports

Canada Pork International received $6 million from the federal government July 25 to strengthen and diversity Canadian pork exports. Market diversification is a priority for the sector now that trade relations with China, a major market, have deteriorated. Agriculture Canada said the additional investment is earmarked to help Canada’s pork industry boost awareness in international […] Read more

Ground bison products are the subjects of a cross-border food recall due to risk of E. coli contamination. | CFIA photo

Ground bison recall issued

Ground bison products are the subjects of a cross-border food recall due to risk of E. coli contamination. No Canadians have reported illness as a result of eating the products, said the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, but more than 20 people in the United States have become ill in connection with eating the meat. Northfork […] Read more


Manitoba cattle producers will be allowed to graze cattle and cut hay on Crown land this year to better manage dry conditions and feed shortfalls. | File photo

Crown land opened up to Manitoba cattle producers

Manitoba cattle producers will be allowed to graze cattle and cut hay on Crown land this year to better manage dry conditions and feed shortfalls. The provincial government announced it will allow such activity, which will be administered through the Agricultural Crown Lands Leasing program. The Manitoba Beef Producers welcomed the announcement. “The dry conditions […] Read more

A research study conducted by Jeremy Pittman of the University of Waterloo seeks to determine which species-at-risk and endangered species conservation programs are most popular with landowners. | File photo

Study seeks ranchers’ opinions on conservation

Farmers and ranchers in the four western provinces are being asked to give opinions on conservation programs. A research study conducted by Jeremy Pittman of the University of Waterloo seeks to determine which species-at-risk and endangered species conservation programs are most popular with landowners. Multisar (multiple species at risk) and the Alberta Conservation Association are […] Read more

The provincial transportation department said today that farmers and farm workers can apply for an extension so they would have until March 1, 2021 to meet training and testing requirements for a Class 1 licence. | File photo

Extensions granted for mandatory driver training

Alberta farmers and school bus drivers can get a time extension to meet new training requirements that were introduced last year for Class 1 and Class 2 licences. The provincial transportation department said today that farmers and farm workers can apply for an extension so they would have until March 1, 2021 to meet training […] Read more


Alberta resisting U.S. calls to revisit COOL

The spectre of country of origin labelling in the United States has been raised again in connection with the Canada-U.S.-Mexico trade agreement that is yet to be approved by all three parties involved. The Alberta government today said there are reports that some members of the United States House of Representatives want to include mandatory […] Read more

A sub-section of the bill as initially presented raised concerns about what water bodies would be deemed fish habitat and thus be subject to new regulations. | File photo

Amendment on fisheries habitat deleted from bill

Fish will swim, but the habitat in which they could or might swim was open to question in the Fisheries Act until a proposed amendment to Bill C-68 was deleted. A sub-section of the bill as initially presented raised concerns about what water bodies would be deemed fish habitat and thus be subject to new […] Read more