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Organizations: Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development (1992-2006)

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December 1, 2016

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The tables provide a summary of Canadian and U.S. livestock slaughter by month for the current year, with comparisons to a year ago. Also included is a cumulative year-to-date (YTD) figure, as well as quarterly and annual tabulations. All of this data is available on a monthly basis for the...


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February 1, 2017

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Food News provides Alberta's agri-food industry with current events and programs to support its growth and help with diversification, competitiveness, and market readiness. Food News is compiled by Development Officers in the Crop Extension Branch and distributed with support from the Processing...


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February 17, 2017

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Provides weekly updated on market prices and sales affecting Alberta crops.


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January 1, 2017

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Presents a description of the spotted alfalfa aphid, describes the type of damage it can cause to alfalfa crops, and looks at biological and chemical methods of controlling the insect. This species of aphid can be more serious on alfalfa than the pea aphid because it not only sucks out the juice...


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January 1, 2017

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Provides information to assist farmers who might be interested in pursuing the farming of organic lamb in the province.

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lamb sheep

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January 1, 2017

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Since 1976, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Statistics and Data Development Branch has conducted a monthly survey of prices for selected Alberta farm inputs. The prices are collected by the Alberta Federation of Agriculture in partnership with the Statistics and Data Development...


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January 1, 2016

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A nutritious food basket is a food-costing tool that is a measure of the cost of healthy eating based on current nutrition recommendations. The current Edmonton Nutritious Food Basket consists of 67 food items falling into 10 food groups which contribute similar nutrients to the diet. The food...


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January 1, 2017

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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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January 1, 2017

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A nutritious food basket is a food-costing tool that is a measure of the cost of healthy eating based on current nutrition recommendations. Nutritious food baskets have been used in Canada for half a century to assess the cost of an adequate diet in both health and social service contexts. The...


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December 9, 2016

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The Agri-Food Statistics Update is designed to provide users with commentary on current issues, trends and new developments related to agriculture and the food and beverage processing industries. Collected from a variety of sources, the Statistics and Data Development Unit monitors statistical...


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January 1, 2017

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Alberta Food and Beverage Manufacturing Industries, Selected Indicators.


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March 1, 2002

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Descriptions of clear-winged, Packard's, two-striped and migratory grasshoppers.


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December 1, 2016

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Raspberries are one of the easiest and most rewarding fruits to grow in the home garden. They will produce a generous crop within the third year of planting with relatively minimal work. An 8 m row will supply plenty of fruit for eating fresh and preserving for a family of four. Many acres of...


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December 1, 2016

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Fireblight, a highly destructive disease of several members of the rose family, is caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora. This bacterial organism is native to North America and is present throughout the continent where susceptible rose family hosts are grown. In Alberta, this disease can...


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December 1, 2016

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People generally relate skunks to the foul-smelling, defensive spray they discharge when scared or threatened. Many people have experienced this unpleasant odor along roadways and on dogs that have come in contact with skunks. Generally, people avoid skunks and have little tolerance for their...


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November 1, 2016

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Alberta's commercial berry industry centers around four crops: strawberries; raspberries; saskatoons; black currants Interest in sour cherries and haskap is increasing, and plantings of these berry crops are also being established.


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November 29, 2016

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abbreviated report of Crop conditions around the province. Accompanied by an annual supplementary report, with title: Crop season in review. Accompanied by a supplementary report, with title: Greenfield and silage production survey results.


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June 6, 2015

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Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) has delivered the Alberta Crop Reporting Program to clients since 1940. The objective of the crop report is to capture timely information relating to crop production in Alberta during the current crop season. This is achieved through the use of...


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January 1, 2016

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The purpose of survey is to address some of the data gaps and information needs of the beekeeping industry in Alberta, each year the Statistics and Data Development (SADD) Branch conducts a survey of beekeepers in the province. In particular, the survey is used to assist in the generation of...


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June 1, 2003

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The purpose of this factsheet series is to help producers and processors understand the key elements needed to manage a business. This factsheet discusses some of the basic components of risk management for farm direct marketing and ag tourism ventures as it relates to liability issues.