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Organizations: Agriculture and Forestry

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October 1, 2015

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FarmSafe Alberta (FarmSafe) is a health and safety management system consisting of instructional time and a planning manual. The manual is divided into eight elements, each a valuable part of a personalized health and safety system for your farming operation. Whether working on your plan...


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October 1, 2015

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FarmSafe Alberta (FarmSafe) is a health and safety management system consisting of instructional time and a planning manual. The manual is divided into eight elements, each a valuable part of a personalized health and safety system for your farming operation. Whether working on your plan...


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October 1, 2015

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This publication was developed to assist producers in identifying the environmental risks associated with their current livestock facilities, helping them determine how to mitigate the risks and steps to consider when relocating facilities.


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September 16, 2015

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The FireSmart Community Grant Program is an initiative sponsored by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry to assist communities in reducing the risk of wildfire within their respective jurisdictions. This program aims to: Support community involvement and ownership of the wildland/urban interface...


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September 4, 2015

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Following on the article, “Understanding the Federal Tax Deferral”, the following discussion offers more detail for farmers and their professional advisors when calculating the deferral available and in formulating the best strategy when dealing with a drought induced herd reduction.


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September 1, 2015

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Avian influenza (AI), sometimes called “avian flu” or “bird flu,” is a contagious viral disease that affects the respiratory, digestive and/or nervous systems of many bird species, including domestic poultry and wild birds.


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September 1, 2015

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The Agricultural Operation Practices Act (AOPA) and regulations include manure management requirements for all livestock operations in Alberta. Producers using seasonal feeding and bedding sites (wintering sites), where livestock are fed and sheltered over the winter, must follow these...


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September 1, 2015

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The Agricultural Operation Practices Act (AOPA) includes regulations for spreading manure or compost for all livestock operations in Alberta. The manure spreading regulations include requirements for manure incorporation, soil nitrogen and salinity limits, setback distances, record keeping and...


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September 1, 2015

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Earth fill dams are a good alternative to dugouts where larger volumes of water must be stored at a reasonable cost and suitable site conditions exist. Proper design and construction is essential for dams; otherwise they will fail from washouts or seepage losses. If water quantity is your main...


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September 1, 2015

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In January 2002, the province established a permit process for confined feeding operations (CFOs) and set province-wide manure management standards under the Agricultural Operation Practices Act (AOPA). The requirements under AOPA are aimed at supporting the sustainable growth of the livestock...