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Hartell Homestead gears up to open its gates

Hartell Homestead gears up to open its gates

Nick Shipley, owner of Hartell Homestead, is eager to open up his farm to sell beef, pork, produce, handmade artisan items and offer a u-pick garden this summer.
Kneehill's David Price inducted into Alberta's Agriculture Hall of Fame

Kneehill's David Price inducted into Alberta's Agriculture Hall of Fame

Mr. Price grew up near the Village of Acme as part of a mixed-farming family. 
'Megascale' slaughterhouses, meat-packing plants put beef industry at risk: Report

'Megascale' slaughterhouses, meat-packing plants put beef industry at risk: Report

COVID-19 rattled the beef industry and raised awareness about consolidation after coronavirus outbreaks forced the temporary closure of multiple meat-packing plants last spring, pushing up retail prices and lowering cattle prices. 
Feds unveil more funding for dairy, poultry and egg farmers hurt by free trade deals

Feds unveil more funding for dairy, poultry and egg farmers hurt by free trade deals

OTTAWA — Canadian egg and poultry farmers who've lost domestic market share due to two recent free trade agreements will have access to $691 million in federal cash.
Channel Your Flannel

Channel Your Flannel

Ag for Life Launches Farmers in Flannel Photo Contest to celebrate farmers and a successful harvest.
Foothills farmers pleased with harvest

Foothills farmers pleased with harvest

Most cereal crops came in high-grade with high yields in 2020.
Trudeau says dairy farmers facing new losses due to CUSMA will be compensated

Trudeau says dairy farmers facing new losses due to CUSMA will be compensated

Trudeau made the comment in response to a demand by Canadian dairy farmers for compensation
Combating wild boar

Combating wild boar

Alberta Agriculture and Parks wild boar specialist says the only way to eradicate the wild boar problem in the province is through group trapping
Mushroom farmers riding an "ugly dragon" as pandemic hits supply chain

Mushroom farmers riding an "ugly dragon" as pandemic hits supply chain

“The majority of what we sell gets picked, packed and shipped within the same day ... there is no ability to weather challenging times and difficult storms by building inventory,” Hamer said.
Alberta dairy farmers pare back milk production

Alberta dairy farmers pare back milk production

The cut helped even out an oversupply of milk that was forcing some farmers to dump their milk for lack of anywhere to send it.