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REACHING OUT

Outfitted with picnic table seating, and supplied with coffee, snacks and a catered lunch, the tasting room at Origin Malting & Brewing in Strathmore served as the donated venue for a mental health first aid course held Feb. 25, 2019. The group of 20 was comprised of farmers from several communities, ag industry professionals and others with close ties to farming. Everyone in the room raised their hand when asked if they know someone who has experienced a mental health issue.

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RURAL REPRESENTATION

BY IAN DOIG • PHOTO BY ROB MCMORRIS In early January, ahead of the March 19 writ drop for the upcoming April 16 Alberta election, we talked with Duane Bratt, political commentator and chair of the Mount Royal University department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies. Bratt gave his assessment of the lengthy unofficial election […]

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OVERCOMING SAFETY HURDLES

Farms and ranches that employ one or more waged, non-family worker face the challenge of upgrading equipment and training to meet Occupational Health and Safety Code industry standards that came into effect Dec. 1, 2018.

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WEED SEED WOES

In June of 2018, Vietnam’s Protection Department (PPD) notified the Canadian government that consignments of Canadian wheat and peas were found to be in non-compliance with the country’s phytosanitary requirements.

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TAKING ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION

For years, Alberta Barley region four director Neil Gorda has trucked used baling twine and other agricultural plastics to his local landfill. Now he hopes a new pilot project will give Alberta farmers the opportunity to recycle spent plastics.

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