Agriculture

PHOTO: Ponoka students learn farm safety tips

Students at Ponoka Elementary School received farm safety tips from the Farm Safety Centre last week.

Province wants feedback on farm labour law

The provincial government is hoping the public can help in further forming labour laws for farms and ranches.

Future ag leaders program launches in Alberta

A new program designed to inspire future leading in agriculture has been launched.

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Fans support Rebels

One More Push?

Grain prices headed it March on a lower note as the market takes into account new supply in this week's FarmLead.

PHOTO: Ponoka 4-H Renegade Riders host communications event

The Ponoka 4-H Renegade Riders hosted a communications event with awards being passed out to those involved.

  • Feb 22, 2017

Webinars intended to help improve use of online tools for farmers

A pair of online instructional sessions over the next couple of weeks are designed to help farmers and other producers.

Crestomere 4-H Blast-Off for 2017

Crestomere 4-H submission to Ponoka News highlights a busy last three months for members.

  • Feb 15, 2017

PHOTO: Farming at night creates a picturesque scene

Between Ponoka and Bashaw one farmer keeps busy on the farm during a cold, winter night.

Citizen scientists help with weather research

Citizens help scientists with weather research to bring more full area data, including areas of Ponoka.

2016 new crop missions: A farmer’s story

Bentley farmer, a member of the Canadian International Grains Institute, speaks on an international marketing trip.

Reclaiming well sites a continuing trend

Farmers across the province are finding out, often at the last minute, that a well site on their land is being reclaimed.

A few tips to remember when grazing in corn

Tips for Ponoka and area farmers to consider when cows graze in corn.

Farm fortunes looking upbeat for 2017

Following a difficult year, the outlook for 2017 for agriculture is looking positive in spite of some uncertainty.

Local lending option can help all business plans

Those involved in agricultural based businesses can benefit just as much as any other business from a local, more flexible lending option.

Central Alberta man back at helm of Alberta Milk

A Ponoka dairy farmer has returned to lead the province’s producer organization Alberta Milk.

Study aimed at helping dairy producers

A Dairy Cost Study is intended to benefit Alberta farmers, including those in Ponoka.

Seminar showcases lending options for agri-biz

Local businesses, financial institutions among those at agricultural business lending seminar

Outbreak a concern, but not a big impact

Alberta Beef Producers organization provides producers with answers as crisis continues to grow

Ponoka County landowners improve river health

Many landowners and organizations came together to make the second year of a riparian project in Ponoka.

  • Nov 22, 2016

Disease find in cow proving troublesome for industry

A single cow found with bovine tuberculosis (TB) has thrown the cattle industry into a state of uncertainty.