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Organizations: Agriculture and Rural Development

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January 1, 2016

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Retail prices of more than 50 food items are collected each week at representative stores of the major food chains in Edmonton. The prices are weighted to account for the estimated market share held by each chain as well as the relative importance of each item in the total food-at-home budget....


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June 1, 2016

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The purpose of the survey is to continue to build upon a historical series of benchmark retail food prices, which have been collected in Edmonton since the early 1970s and in several communities across Alberta since 1996. The data series provide accurate, timely and reliable information on retail...


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January 1, 2017

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This annual factsheet contains information on pulse crop variety performance in Alberta and northeastern British Columbia. Important agronomic characteristics and disease resistance information are provided for varieties of field pea, chickpea, lentil, fababean, dry bean and soybean. Data for...


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January 1, 2017

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C attle producers grow ever increasing amounts of annual crops for feed (silage, green feed and swath grazing). Measuring those crop varieties that produce the highest forage yield becomes increasingly important. Silage is an integral forage source in feedlots across the province and has become...


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January 1, 2017

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This publication provides information on cereal and oilseed variety performance within Alberta and northeastern British Columbia. Important agronomic characteristics are provided in tabular form for varieties of wheat, oat, barley, rye, triticale, flax and canola. The Alberta Regional Variety...


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January 1, 2017

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The Food Safety Sentinel is a quarterly newsletter that targets Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s provincially licensed meat facilities. The newsletter is a way to get food safety messages information and other topics of interest out to the meat facilities. It also contains upcoming events,...


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October 4, 2013

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The AgriProfit$ Newsletter for Alberta Cattlemen provides Alberta beef producers with timely information, analysis, applied research and commentary on the economics and business management of cow/calf operations. Newsletter articles focus on information and thought-provoking discussions on what...


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December 1, 2016

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Caraway (Carum carvi L.) is native to Europe, western Asia and northern Africa where people have used it as a spice for thousands of years. Europe continues to be the largest producer and exporter of caraway seed. According to the 2006 Canadian census, the area seeded to caraway in western Canada...


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December 1, 2016

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Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) is an annual herb that belongs to the carrot family (Umbelliferae). The plant is named after koris, the Greek word for bug, as the unripe fruits have a smell that has been compared to that of bedbugs. However, when ripe, the seeds have a distinctive sweet...


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January 1, 2015

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This survey has been conducted annually, to develop selected statistics for the forage industry. It was conducted in partnership with Agricultural Fieldmen and Agriculture Financial Services Corporation. The survey collected data on greenfeed and silage acreage, yields and production at the...


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November 1, 2016

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Since 1975 Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development has annually surveyed custom rates and rental rates to provide information to farmers and custom operators. This publication presents a summary of custom work and rental rates. These rates are only intended as a guide. They are not to be...


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January 1, 2016

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Compiled by Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development's Statistics and Data Development Branch, this book contains over 150 tables and figures and is a principal source of statistics on the Alberta agri-food industry. The dynamic trends in the primary agricultural industry as well as those in the...


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January 1, 2014

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The purpose of this business plan is to support the decision of whether finance a land purchase by the daughter in order to retain land previously rented by the family farm business.


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January 1, 2014

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The purpose of this business plan is to support the transition of management responsibilities over time from the father to the son. In this context the plan provides guidelines for implementing the transition along with yardstick for measuring progress to this objective.


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November 7, 2014

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The Food Safety Guidebook has been developed by Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development to assist you in developing a food safety system. The information can be adapted and modified to meet your facility needs.


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January 1, 2015

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This guide is for small flock, backyard and urban chicken owners. Use this guide as a resource to help you raise your chickens.


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January 1, 2013

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Attracting population to small rural communities can be a challenge as most people prefer to settle in larger cities where the draw of family, friends, ethnic networks and jobs is strong. However, rural communities can attract and retain population by promoting the benefits of living and working...


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January 1, 2016

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This directory provides a comprehensive database of agricultural processing companies and industry organizations in Alberta. It is maintained as a reference for use by the business community, government agencies and other interested parties. It serves to update users with current company...


Last Modified

January 1, 2011

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The primary value of these reports is to enable producers to gauge their productive, economic and financial performance relative to their peers locally and provincially. Benchmark analysis, comparing to one's own detailed business analysis, is the first critical step in identifying operational...


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March 1, 2007

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Managing manure is an integral part of protecting the environment (surface water and groundwater) and minimizing nuisance effects to neighbours. Cow/calf producers should be familiar with the requirements for the following: Manure storage; manure application; Wintering sites and corrals; Record...