BASF Canada appoints new president

Apala Mukherjee has been appointed president of BASF Canada. She has held various positions within the BASF Group, most recently as director of sustainability of value chains in New Jersey. Mukherjee started her career in research at National Starch and Chemical, working in various disciplines such as strategy, marketing, technical service and sales across Europe, […] Read more

Rather than pass a bill introduced by an opposing member, the Liberals are signalling an intention to introduce their own bill offering relief to farmers drying grain.  |  File photo

Grain drying relief moving forward

Despite voting against a new law to exempt certain farm fuels from the carbon tax, the federal government says relief for grain drying is coming. On Feb. 25, Bill C-206, An Act to amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (qualifying farming fuel), got a step closer to becoming law after receiving second reading and […] Read more

March 1 is the deadline to complete testing for Class 1 Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT). | File photo

Trucker test deadline looms in Alberta

March 1 is the deadline to complete testing for Class 1 Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) equivalency under the Alberta Transportation farmer and farm worker extension program. During the pandemic, Team Alberta, which consists of Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers and the Alberta Wheat Commission, along with other producer groups, have been working […] Read more


#CdnAgDay 2021

Today is #CdnAgDay, a day to celebrate the contributions of producers from across the country. Today we’ll share the stories of some of the farm families that make #cdnag great every day. Through their hard work and dedication, the producers featured below – and all farm families – make Canada stronger by providing an abundant […] Read more

U of A research receives funding

The University of Alberta is receiving $284,000 from the Western Grains Research Foundation to increase infrastructure capacity at its Breton Plots. Operating for 90 years, the Breton Plots are one of longest running crop rotation trials in North America and continues to help answer important scientific and agronomic questions. The funding will be used to […] Read more


G3 opens three new elevators in alberta

G3 has opened three new grain elevators in Alberta. Terminals in Wetaskiwin and Stettler County are in full operation, while the Irricana facility will begin receiving grain shortly. The elevators’ high-efficiency infrastructure allows trucks to be unloaded in less than fives minutes, while trains up to 150 cars can load in continuous motion on the […] Read more

Ag Notes

Alberta conducts policing survey An online public survey about policing in Alberta will remain open until Jan. 4. The survey is part of the Alberta government’s review of the Police Act. The questionnaire covers topics, such as the role of police in the community, processes for handling complaints from the public and officer discipline. Information from […] Read more

It's been a busy year on www.producer.com. Here's a look at some of the most popular stories on our site during 2020.

Most popular stories on producer.com for 2020

It’s been a record-setting year for traffic on the Western Producer’s website, www.producer.com. We’ve tracked more than 5 million pageviews on the site in the past year, and we’ve still got a little more than a week to go. Here are the top 10 stories on our site for 2020: 10. Online auction shatters record […] Read more


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Grain B-train struck by train in Sask.

A North Battleford, Sask., farmer escaped injury when his B-train was struck by a Canadian National Railway train November 25. Rocky Omelchenko had just dropped off a load of “so-so” wheat and was about to cross the highway when the accident occurred. “It all happened pretty quick,” said Omelchenko. “I thought I was far enough […] Read more

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Train hits grain truck in Sask.

A North Battleford, Sask., farmer escaped injury when his B-train was struck by a Canadian National Railway train yesterday. Rocky Omelchenko had just dropped off a load of “so-so” wheat and was about to cross the highway when the accident occurred. “It all happened pretty quick,” said Omelchenko. “I thought I was far enough across […] Read more