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    Government Streamlines Registering Crop Varieties

    Friday April 17, 2015

    The federal government has announced upcoming changes to streamline and modernize the way crop varieties are registered in Canada.Changes in

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    Saudi's Invest In CWB

    Thursday April 16, 2015

    The Final step in the Federal Government’s move to Marketing Freedom is complete.Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz confirming a deal has bee

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    Didsbury Woman Named Ducks Unlimited's Volunteer Of The Year

    Tuesday April 14, 2015

    An Alberta woman has has been named the winner of Ducks Unlimited's first ever Volunteer of the Year Award.Alana Gibson from Didsbury was ch

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    Mice And Their Droppings A Concern

    Tuesday April 14, 2015

    Many people are out cleaning barns and sheds and they could find the droppings of deer mice that have made their way inside in the winter.Dr

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    Study Looks At Women In Agriculture

    Wednesday April 08, 2015

    The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council is undertaking a research project called Supporting the Advancement of Women in Agriculture

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    The Sights, The Feel And The Smell Of Agriculture

    Wednesday April 08, 2015

    The Calgary Stampede's annual taste of agriculture in the city is underway with the start of Aggie Days.Josh Traptow says it's been a long r

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    Big Ag Conference For Women In Calgary

    Friday April 03, 2015

    Close to 600 women are expected to gather in Calgary Monday and Tuesday for a Women in Agriculture Conference.Two Advancing Women conference

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    Agriculture Takes Hit In Provincial Budget

    Monday March 30, 2015

    The Provincial Budget for Agriculture and Rural Development is down $16-million from last year.The budget supports ongoing efforts to expand

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    Monsanto Scholarships Up For Grabs

    Tuesday March 24, 2015

    Canadian farm kids are being invited to apply for 2015 Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarships.Sponsored by the philanthropic arm of Monsanto

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    Federal Ag Minister Back From Southeast Asia

    Monday March 23, 2015

    Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has wrapped up a trade mission to Vietnam, South Korea and Japan.While in Seoul, Ritz met with Korean Agricu

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    Projects Approved To Improve Winter Wheat Production

    Wednesday March 18, 2015

    THE Alberta Wheat Commission IS making a big investment to improve returns for farmers.$150,000 will go to eleven winter wheat-related resea

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    Cattle Market Does Good Things For Agriculture

    Saturday March 14, 2015

    The chief economist with ATB Financial has positive news for the agriculture sector in 2015.Todd Hirsch says the beef sector is expected to

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    Railways Falling Short

    Thursday March 12, 2015

    The Ag Transport Coalition has released its railway performance update.The report measures performance up to February 14, 2015, and covers 9

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    Animal Care Conference Has Something For Everyone

    Tuesday March 10, 2015

    Organizers are planning something for everyone at the 2015 Livestock Care Conference in Calgary later this month.Marketing and Communication

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    Canadian Beef Centre Opens

    Tuesday March 10, 2015

    The Canadian Beef Centre of Excelleance got the Grand Opening treatment Monday in Calgary.Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food,

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