Agriculture

Silver Valley 4-H celebrates 25 years

Our club, the Silver Valley 4-H Riders club is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary this year.

  • May 31, 2017

Ponoka group donates over $100,000 to Canadian Foodgrains in 2016

Ponoka is making a difference in the lives of hungry people overseas.

  • May 24, 2017

Census: Downward trend in agriculture continues

A 20-year trend of fewer farms across the country was confirmed again last week with the release of the 2016 Census of Agriculture.

PHOTO: Farmers in full combine mode

Ponoka and area farmers have been busy combining last season's unharvested crops thanks to sunny weather.

  • May 11, 2017

Months of work culminate with Ponoka’s 4-H achievement day

After months of work caring for steers and heifers, Ponoka's 4-H Beef Club members came together for their big achievement day.

Canadian Grain Commission needs feedback on lower fees

Grain farmers and other stakeholders are being asked for their opinions on a proposed reduction in fees.

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PHOTO: Old time seeding starts

Farmers get into the spirit of seeding using old farm equipment May 8 on the Pohl Farm north of Ponoka.

  • May 10, 2017

Spring signals return of farm equipment on roads

Thirteen per cent of farm-related fatalities across Canada are due to traffic, and most involved tractors.

  • May 10, 2017

Moisture little concern for seeding in central Alberta

All of the talk about the snow and rain dumping itself on Alberta recently and its impact on farmers is just that — talk.

Bearish baloney?

FarmLead looks at "bullish" markets and StatsCan forecasting.

PHOTO: Ponoka Ag Society kicks-off big fundraiser

Ponoka town and county dignitaries kick-off the Ponoka Agricultural Society's annual fundraiser.

Off-farm income continues to grow

Income generated by off-farm employment is becoming a greater part of how family farms in Alberta remain in operation.

PHOTO: The Top Gun Horse Sale in Ponoka brought big crowds

The horse sale at the Calnash Ag Event Centre was packed with folks looking for a purchase.

Alberta farmland values lost steam in 2016, FCC report says

Average farmland values in Canada continued to climb in 2016, but lost steam in most provinces, including Alberta.

  • Apr 12, 2017

Considering the options in this week’s FarmLead

AGRICULTURE COLUMN: Brennan Turner speaks to grain markets in this week's FarmLead.

Grain farmers face hardship with federal decision

A decision in the latest federal budget will hurt grain and oilseed farmers by taking a tool out of their financial arsenal.

For farmers hit by bad weather, help is within reach

Alberta farmers faced with a challenge of getting the crops off their land that couldn’t be harvested due early snow last fall have options.

  • Apr 5, 2017

Deadline approaches for Agri-Spirit fund

2017 is a big year for the FCC Agri-Spirit fund with Canada's big 150th this year.

West Ponoka 4-H Beef news

Ponoka 4-H members are readying themselves for their big show and sale coming up May 1 and 2.

  • Apr 5, 2017

PHOTO: 4-H speakers take in Ponoka at regionals

The West Central Regional 4-H speaking competition was held at the Ponoka Legion March 25.