90% of crops across Alberta harvested in ‘complicated’ and ‘halted’ season

As of Dec. 3, 2019, 89.7 per cent of all crops had been harvested across the province, which is down from both 2018 and 2017. The final report of the 2018 season (published Oct. 31, 2018) found nearly 95 per cent of…

‘Harvest from hell’: Alberta farmers demanding action from government

Alberta farmers are asking for aggressive action from the government on serious economic hardships following this year’s “harvest from hell.” Poor harvest conditions, trade disputes and a looming federal carbon tax are all weighing on the agriculture industry. Farmer David…

Farmers in Alberta, Saskatchewan struggling to harvest snow-covered crops, while Manitoba saw ‘miracle’ snow melt

Winter’s icy fingers have touched most of the Prairies since late September, causing havoc and frustration for many farmers trying to get crops off their fields. Dave Reid, who farms near Cremona, northwest of Calgary, estimates 20 to 25 per…

Southern Alberta sugar beet farmers unable to harvest nearly half of 2019 crop

Canadian sugar company Rogers has announced that it has been forced to terminate the 2019 sugar beet harvest in southern Alberta due to the impact of severe fall weather in the area. In a statement Thursday, Rogers said: “This decision…

Alberta legislation aims to modernize ranch fees, grazing leases

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 16, 2019 8:41 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta is modernizing the rent and fees ranchers and cattle owners pay the province for…

Alberta beefing up penalties for those who trespass on farmers’ property

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says legislation is coming this fall to crack down on protesters who trespass on farms and agricultural land. Kenney says free speech must be protected but not when protesters trespass, create mischief and pose potential biohazards…

Southern Alberta farmers grapple with after-effects of Tuesday’s severe storm

Communities in southern Alberta are facing the aftermath of a severe thunderstorm earlier this week that left devastation in its wake. On Tuesday afternoon, Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning as strong winds moved southeast across the province, travelling…