Agriculture

Smaller or bigger?

This week's FarmLead looks at crop conditions across the Canadian prairies.

Local producer doing his part for river health

Water quality continues to be a constant concern in the Battle River which is why even one project can make a difference.

Just average?

This week's FarmLead looks at devastating effects of the La Nina drought.

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Sitting high

This week's FarmLead look at a boos in grain markets due to several factors.

Local 4H Beef clubs present awards

All three of the Ponoka 4H Beef clubs came together on the weekend to hand out their annual awards.

Canada first to implement verifiable sustainable beef program

Canada is on the leading edge of a verifiable sustainable beef program, according to a recently concluded initiative.

Very few fields left to be seeded

A warmer than usual spring combined with a dry first part of May has meant not much seed is left to be sowed in the area.

Area farmers close to finishing seeding

With nearly a month gone in a somewhat expanded growing season this year, farmers have gone to town in getting the crops in the ground.

Questioning satisfaction

This week's FarmLead looks at elevated grain market values.

Holding wild cards

This week's FarmLead looks at weather forecasts and markets such as soybeans and global markets.

4-H members converge on Achievement Day

Months of working with steers and heifers culminated in the big 4-H Achievement Days for the Ponoka 4-H Beef Club last week.

Taste of farming with antique equipment

While old time farm equipment may not work as fast as modern tractors, farmers still get a taste of joy when farming with horses.

Farm safety a growing concern for all

Farm Safety was part of the message behind the Ag for Life safety presentations at PES recently.

All signs indicate early farming activity

Everything is pointing to agricultural activity getting going earlier than normal this year.

Where’s the price risk?

This week's FarmLead looks at grains holding on to some of their gains.

What’s the plan?

This week's FarmLead looks grains markets and patience for the future.

Flipping a coin

This week's FarmLead looks at weather events and how it will affect prices.

  • Mar 9, 2016

4-H speakers move on to regional challenge

The speeches were given, the points were tallied and after the dust settled, four 4-H speakers from the area will move on to regionals.

  • Mar 9, 2016

Passing the buck

This week's FarmLead looks at the sideways trading of

High-quality moves

This week's FarmLead looks at hedge funds and their positions in the market.