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Monday , 20 September 2021

Agricultural

County of St. Paul Declares Agricultural Disaster

The County of St. Paul has declared a local ‘State of Agricultural Disaster’ on July 27, 2021 due to the hardship weather conditions and drought have placed on local farmers. An Agricultural Disaster Declaration can be used by municipalities to bring awareness to issues surrounding excessive moisture and drought which …

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Get up close and personal on a local farm’s live calving tour

Chatsworth Farm near Vermilion will be hosting an outdoor farm tour during calving season for a maximum of 10 people on Saturday, March 20. The tour is one of five in their new agritourism program, ‘Chatsworth Farm through the Seasons’. “Anyone and everyone is invited to attend,” said Charlotte Wasylik. …

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Upcoming calf tour for Clandonald 4-H Multi Club

Members of the Clandonald 4-H Multi Club completed their public speaking earlier this month, and are looking forward to a calf tour at each other’s farms in March. Due to public health measures, people will stay in their vehicles and drive by the farms to check out the calves. “4-H …

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Harvest well ahead of 5-year average

With the good weather continuing around the Lakeland for most of September, harvest 2020 may be the best seen in the region in the past several years. “Compared to the last three or four years it’s going excellent,” said Elden Kozak, agricultural fieldman for the County of Two Hills. He …

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Harvest starts well in County of St. Paul

Harvest in the County of St. Paul has started, but just barely according to agriculture fieldman Keith Kornelsen. He said the farmers are combining the earlier crops like field peas right now. “They’re just starting to swathe the canola, it will be ready next. It’ll be a couple of weeks …

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Crop yields at average for the M.D.

Despite heavy rainfall near the start of the growing season, crop yields across the M.D. of Bonnyville are looking to be on average, and possibly above average for the year. “The rain created a lot of drowned out areas earlier in the year that haven’t recovered just yet, and it’s …

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Ag Minister hears Lac La Biche farmers flood concerns

Good to excellent crops down to 40% during state of agricultural disaster, said Minister Dreeshen Last Thursday, the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Devin Dreeshen, visited the hamlet of Lac La Biche to talk with local farmers, the service board, and members of council. On June 12, County council declared …

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