Agriculture

The Ponoka Community Growing Project is scheduled to harvest its field north of Ponoka on Sept. 17. (File photo)

Ponoka Community Growing Project harvest this Friday

The Ponoka Community Growing Project, which has been contributing towards global food…

  • Sep 13, 2021

 

Cherries at Pravin Dhaliwal’s family farm in Oliver, B.C., are seen cooked on their trees, when the temperature hit a record 41.5 C in a June 2021 handout photo. Dhaliwal is trying to maintain his passion as a third-generation farmer while dealing with the reality of climate change and says farmers need more support from provincial and federal governments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Pravin Dhaliwal

Farmers say heat wave, drought show vulnerable agricultural sector needs support

Farmers across Canada look to provincial and the federal governments for help

 

A sign hangs at an entrance to the Stanko Ranch, Tuesday, July 13, 2021, near Steamboat Springs, Colo. Members of the third, fourth and fifth generations of the Stanko family currently work on the ranch, which includes about 90 head of cattle, but Jim Stanko says due to drought conditions this year, if he can’t harvest enough hay to feed his cattle, he may need to sell off some of his herd. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)

As drought cuts hay crop, U.S. cattle ranchers face culling herds

Choices increasingly centered around how herds can sustain drought conditions

 

Some events were able to be held at the Calnash Ag Event Centre in 2020, such as the Pacific Equine Sport Fall Festival Jumping show, held Oct. 1 to 4. (File photo)

Calnash Ag Event Centre’s finances ‘very healthy’ overall heading into 2021

The Ponoka Agriculture Event Centre Society (PAECS) held its annual general meeting…

Some events were able to be held at the Calnash Ag Event Centre in 2020, such as the Pacific Equine Sport Fall Festival Jumping show, held Oct. 1 to 4. (File photo)
One of the Crestomere 4-H members during their bottle drive. (Photo submitted)

Crestomere 4-H Multi Club report

December and January report

One of the Crestomere 4-H members during their bottle drive. (Photo submitted)
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OUR COMMUNITY: Central Alberta researchers are innovators in agricultural sciences

Jessica Sperber of Ponoka, and David MacTaggart of Lacombe awarded prestigious scholarship

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The Calnash Ag Event Centre will be closed for competitions until at least Jan. 21, 2020. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Outlook for Calnash in 2021 a waiting game

Ag event centre losing thousands during shutdown

The Calnash Ag Event Centre will be closed for competitions until at least Jan. 21, 2020. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018 file photo, a worker pours wild blueberries into a tray at a farm in Union, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Canadian blueberries no threat to U.S. producers, embassy tells trade commission

Blueberry imports from Mexico appear to be the primary concern, particularly for southern producers

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018 file photo, a worker pours wild blueberries into a tray at a farm in Union, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
Freshly picked blueberries are see at Emma Lea Farms in Ladner, B.C., on Monday July 21, 2014. British Columbia is contributing funds in response to a probe into whether blueberry producers in the United States are being unfairly harmed by what some say is an influx in berry imports, including from Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. helps fund blueberry farmers against U.S. trade commission investigation

Ravi Kahlon, B.C.’s minister for jobs and economic recovery, says the province is giving Ottawa about $80,000

Freshly picked blueberries are see at Emma Lea Farms in Ladner, B.C., on Monday July 21, 2014. British Columbia is contributing funds in response to a probe into whether blueberry producers in the United States are being unfairly harmed by what some say is an influx in berry imports, including from Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
PAS president Tammy Henkelman, left, holds a plaque PAS received commemorating 100 years of dedication to agriculture, with vice president Dale Olsen. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka Ag Society moves forward into 2021 with new vision

The Ponoka Ag Society (PAS) had some significant achievements in 2020 and…

PAS president Tammy Henkelman, left, holds a plaque PAS received commemorating 100 years of dedication to agriculture, with vice president Dale Olsen. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Ponoka East beef 4-H club report

On Sept. 20 Ponoka East beef 4-H assembled for its first meeting.…

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Blueberry crops in B.C. were among those most affected by limited pollination according to researchers, in a July 29, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Blueberry crops in B.C. were among those most affected by limited pollination according to researchers, in a July 29, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Canada’s two largest railways move record grain in June, second quarter

Canada’s two largest railways move record grain in June, second quarter

Canada’s two largest railways move record grain in June, second quarter

Canada’s two largest railways move record grain in June, second quarter

Beef plants nearly back to full capacity after COVID-19, but backlog of cattle

Beef plants nearly back to full capacity after COVID-19, but backlog of cattle

The Calnash Ag Event Centreis better than ever

The Calnash Ag Event Centreis better than ever

The Calnash Ag Event Centre is truly one of Ponoka’s gems, and…

The Calnash Ag Event Centreis better than ever
Winnipeg plant gets $100M in federal financing to pull protein from peas, canola

Winnipeg plant gets $100M in federal financing to pull protein from peas, canola

Winnipeg plant gets $100M in federal financing to pull protein from peas, canola

Winnipeg plant gets $100M in federal financing to pull protein from peas, canola
Feds and farmers disagree on cost carbon tax adds to grain dryers

Feds and farmers disagree on cost carbon tax adds to grain dryers

Feds and farmers disagree on cost carbon tax adds to grain dryers

Feds and farmers disagree on cost carbon tax adds to grain dryers
The Top Gun Horse sale was hosted online this year due to travel and other COVID-19 restrictions, attracting 140 horses up for sale.                                File photo

Top Gun sale a big success

First-ever fully online horse sale beats all expectations

The Top Gun Horse sale was hosted online this year due to travel and other COVID-19 restrictions, attracting 140 horses up for sale.                                File photo
Field of canola. Pipestone Flyer file photo.

Researchers predicting an outbreak of ground beetles for Alberta crops this spring

Some Alberta producers may see an outbreak of beetles while combining canola fields this spring.

Field of canola. Pipestone Flyer file photo.
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Move to online auction a big success for Ponoka 4-H Beef clubs

Given the circumstances and challenges presented, the first-ever online Ponoka 4-H District…

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