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HANDLING HOT TOPICS

Hot topics are typically inflammatory because they demand action. And there has perhaps been no hotter topic of discussion within the farm community over the last couple of years than rural crime.

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REDEFINING THE NATION’S SUDS

With the support of Beer Canada and provincial brewer associations, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will be amending the beer compositional standards section of the Food and Drug Regulations—referred to as the Beer Standard—to clarify beer rules and support innovations in the brewing industry. 

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THE HEAT IS ON

GrainsWest first spoke to Hames in mid-October when wet weather and record early snowfall had disrupted harvest across the province. It was clear then that a high percentage of Prairie grain would need to be dried. This got farmers talking about fair pricing for custom drying. 

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PEROGY PROGRESS

Heritage purchases about nine million kilograms of Alberta Hard Red Spring Wheat flour a year from ADM Milling Co. of Calgary. This flour is used to produce three million perogies a day for a total of 750 million per year. That’s enough to fill 1,200 semitrailers. 

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