Agriculture

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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The federal government is set to announce financial support for farmers hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, in a May 5, 2020 story. (Pixabay file photo)
The federal government is set to announce financial support for farmers hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, in a May 5, 2020 story. (Pixabay file photo)
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Raffle ticket sales challenging for local 4-H club

Ponoka 4-H Beef clubs’ charity steer raffle still a go on May 5

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Robert and Michelle Strohschein and their children. The Strohscheins recently received the Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award for owning and operating their family farm for 100 years. Photo submitted by Michelle Strohschein.

Wetaskiwin family receives Century Farm and Ranch Award

The Strohscheins have owned and operated their family farm for 100 years.

Robert and Michelle Strohschein and their children. The Strohscheins recently received the Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award for owning and operating their family farm for 100 years. Photo submitted by Michelle Strohschein.
Purebred, other beef producers facing challenges from COVID-19

Purebred, other beef producers facing challenges from COVID-19

When the COVID-19 pandemic began to influence the Alberta and Canadian economy,…

Purebred, other beef producers facing challenges from COVID-19
Farmers, food processors get federal funds to help foreign workers isolate

Farmers, food processors get federal funds to help foreign workers isolate

Farmers, food processors get federal funds to help foreign workers isolate

Farmers, food processors get federal funds to help foreign workers isolate
Ponoka Fertlizer’s new volume metric blending and storage system is a significant investment for the locally-owned business.

Ponoka Fertlizer adds new system to serve customers more efficiently

Ponoka Fertilizer is announcing an exciting new expansion that will allow them…

Ponoka Fertlizer’s new volume metric blending and storage system is a significant investment for the locally-owned business.
Crestomere 4-H Multi-Club report

Crestomere 4-H Multi-Club report

We had our public speaking event at the Ponoka Secondary Campus on…

  • Mar 3, 2020
Crestomere 4-H Multi-Club report
West Ponoka 4-H Beef Club report

West Ponoka 4-H Beef Club report

The West Ponoka 4-H beef club had a very busy February. The…

West Ponoka 4-H Beef Club report
Marcel Groleau, President of the Union des Producteurs Agricoles and Mary Robinson, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture take part in a news conference, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

VIDEO: Feds warned agricultural sector near ‘tipping point’ due to blockades

Canadian Federation of Agriculture points to lack of propane and feed due to Coastal GasLink dispute

Marcel Groleau, President of the Union des Producteurs Agricoles and Mary Robinson, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture take part in a news conference, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Back row, L-R: Brooklynn Olson. Addison McKinney, Quaid McKinney, Jon Yadlos and Chloe Yadlos. Front row, L-R: Trent Pashak, Payton Fox, Carter Gustafson and Holden Fox. Photo submitted

Ponoka 4-H Beef Club report

Local club holds public speaking event

Back row, L-R: Brooklynn Olson. Addison McKinney, Quaid McKinney, Jon Yadlos and Chloe Yadlos. Front row, L-R: Trent Pashak, Payton Fox, Carter Gustafson and Holden Fox. Photo submitted
Catch’em if you can: More than 100 teams hit the Calnash Ag Event Centre Jan. 26 for the second round of the Ponoka Winter Team Roping Series, competing in two different categories. It was a tough go for many of the ropers as several went through with a no time, being unable to lasso the rear legs. Photos by Jordie Dwyer

Photo: Team Roping Winter Series

Round two of the series held Jan. 26

Catch’em if you can: More than 100 teams hit the Calnash Ag Event Centre Jan. 26 for the second round of the Ponoka Winter Team Roping Series, competing in two different categories. It was a tough go for many of the ropers as several went through with a no time, being unable to lasso the rear legs. Photos by Jordie Dwyer
Shane Juuti puts his arm around Brutus out in one of the pens at West Gimlet Farms. Brutus was hand-raised by Juuti’s daughter and lives on the farm alongside over 400 other yaks and some horses. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo

Central Alberta farm home to Himalayan-natives

Shane Juuti at West Gimlet Farms grew from having two yaks to over 450 since 1996

Shane Juuti puts his arm around Brutus out in one of the pens at West Gimlet Farms. Brutus was hand-raised by Juuti’s daughter and lives on the farm alongside over 400 other yaks and some horses. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo