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Senate ag committee investigating the roots of soil health in Canada

Posted on September 21, 2023

By Trevor Busch Westwind Weekly News editor@tabertimes.com As part of an effort to better understand soil health on the Canadian prairies, the Senate Committee on… Read More »

Producers looking to the sky for snow after hard summer

Posted on September 21, 2023

By Anna Smith Westwind Weekly News While he’s fortunate to irrigate his potato crops, Forty Mile Councillor Allen Kuizenga admits that without a hard winter… Read More »

Above average beet crop on deck in 2023: ASBG

Posted on September 21, 2023

By Trevor Busch Westwind Weekly News editor@tabertimes.com With the regional sugar beet harvest getting underway earlier this month, the Alberta Sugar Beet Growers (ASBG) are… Read More »

Early shutdown for SMRID after challenging 2023

Posted on September 21, 2023

By Trevor Busch Westwind Weekly News editor@tabertimes.com The 2023 growing season has seen its fair share of difficulties for the St. Mary River Irrigation District… Read More »

Support available for struggling ag producers

Posted on September 14, 2023

By Trevor Busch Westwind Weekly News editor@tabertimes.com For struggling producers dealing with the effects of drought across the region, support is available and can be… Read More »

Canadian Foodgrains Bank celebrates 40th Anniversary

Posted on September 14, 2023

By Heather Cameron Westwind Weekly News Local Journalism Initiative Reporter On top of celebrating another harvest season, the Canadian Foodgrains Bank is also celebrating their… Read More »

Sugar beet farmer says no-till grow trial worth repeating

Posted on August 17, 2023

By Erika Mathieu Westwind Weekly News Sugar beets which were seeded directly into barley stubble have proven to be a successful venture for one farmer… Read More »

Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions launch new branding as Alberta Grains

Posted on July 27, 2023

By Erika Mathiue Westwind Weekly News The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and Alberta Barley Commission (ABC) have unveiled their new branding for the newly-amalgamated commission.… Read More »

Heat-stunted crops becoming cattle feed for some producers

Posted on July 27, 2023

Southern Alberta Newspapers Some producers in southern Alberta have begun turning heat-stunted crops into cattle feed, the most recent provincial crop report states. That’s as… Read More »

Researchers discuss outcomes of inflexible universal emissions policy on local producers

Posted on July 20, 2023

By Erika Mathieu Westwind Weekly News Dr. Linda Gorim, associate professor and WGRF Chair in Cropping Systems at the University of Alberta gave a talk… Read More »

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