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    Starland Ag Tour around the corner

    Monday July 27, 2015

    August 5 will be a busy day for some people in Starland County. The county's annual Agicultural Tour is slated for that date.

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    Making Sure Cattle Are Safe

    Thursday July 23, 2015

    The Federal Government is providing $268,000 to make sure cattle arriving at action markets and slaughterhouses meet the standards for proce

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    Deadline Coming Wednesday

    Monday June 29, 2015

    The deadline is fast approaching if you'd like to nominate someone for the Alberta Beef Producers 2016 Environmental Stewardship Award. 

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    Too Much Heat

    Saturday June 27, 2015

    Whether or not we love the heat we're expecting this weekend, it can take it's toll.Not just on us, but on crops around the Foothills, with

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    WHO Cancer Unit Says 2, 4-D "Possibly" Causes Cancer

    Thursday June 25, 2015

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised a flag on another agricultural chemical.The WHO's International Agency For Research on Cancer

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    Canada Ratifies UPOV

    Wednesday June 24, 2015

    Canada has announced that it has ratified the UPOV '91 treaty (International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants) to improve

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    Checking The Fields From The Air

    Friday June 19, 2015

    A business out of Okotoks is flying high in more ways than one.Chris Healy runs Inflight Data which flies drones over farms to provide produ

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    Crops Overall In Good Shape But Need Moisture

    Tuesday June 16, 2015

    Crops across the province have one thing in common.they could use a little moisture.Crop specialist with Alberta Agriculture's Ag Info Centr

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    Canada Goes To WTO Wednesday

    Monday June 15, 2015

    This is a big week for the cattle and pork industries.On Wed. June 17, the federal government will appear before the World Trade Organizatio

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    Sign Of The Times

    Friday June 12, 2015

    4-H Canada has updated its logo for the first time in over 50 years.The new clover, which features a maple leaf at its centre, was launched

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    U.S. House Votes To Repeal COOL

    Thursday June 11, 2015

    The US House of Representatives has voted to repeal Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) laws for meat.On Wednesday, the House voted 300 to 13

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    Same Old Wheat

    Thursday June 04, 2015

    Newly published research shows that the nutritional composition of modern wheat is similar to wheat grown in Canada 150 years ago.The resear

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    Ritz Taking The First Step

    Thursday June 04, 2015

    Canada will now be seeking authorization from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to impose over $3 billion in retaliatory measures against U

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    Free Ag Safety Courses Available Until Sunday

    Monday May 25, 2015

    Time is running out  to take part in three online farm safety training courses offered by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association

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    4-H Club Aids Hospital

    Thursday May 21, 2015

    (photo courtesy Dawn Giles)The Longview 4-H Beef Club's Show and Sale turned out to be a huge success last weekend.Stephen Hughes is an orga

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