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Confusion over best-before dates called food waste culprit

Confusion over best-before dates called food waste culprit

Many consumers think there is something wrong with a food product as soon as the sell-by, best-before or expiry date hits.
PED shone light on importance of feed import controls

PED shone light on importance of feed import controls

Porcine epidemic diarrhea is on the rise in North America due to a strain of coronavirus.
Supply chain problems contribute to fertilizer worries

Supply chain problems contribute to fertilizer worries

Experts are concerned about fertilizer shortages due to production dips.
What will a changing labour market mean for agriculture businesses post-pandemic?

What will a changing labour market mean for agriculture businesses post-pandemic?

Faced with a rapidly evolving labour force, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated existing trends and opened opportunities for Canada’s agriculture industry to gain and train the next generation of farm leaders.
Aggressive weed finds its way to Prairies

Aggressive weed finds its way to Prairies

With up to a million seeds and herbicide resistance to Groups 2, 3, 5, 9 and 27, this new Prairie weed is serious.
Classroom exchanged for wide-open spaces

Classroom exchanged for wide-open spaces

Alberta high school students enrolled at The Farm study core subjects such as math, history and science while also learning about agriculture.
Hybrid meat products on the rise

Hybrid meat products on the rise

Food companies develop a new alternative to traditional meat that is a combination of cell cultured and plant based
Business downturn forced producers to think small

Business downturn forced producers to think small

On the Farm: Couple found new way to market leafcutter bees after low prices hurt alfalfa seed industry and reduced demand for pollinators
Canadian Western Agribition Back For 50th Show

Canadian Western Agribition Back For 50th Show

This year, the show is back in full force with substantial prize money for both cattle exhibitors and rodeo athletes
Antiques help the hungry – photo essay

Antiques help the hungry – photo essay

Volunteers using modern and antique combines harvested the 2021 wheat crop grown for the Bear Lake Growing Project west of Sexsmith, Alta.