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Topics: Agriculture Organizations: Agriculture and Rural Development (2008-2015) Publication Type: Fact Sheet

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June 1, 2008

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The typical simple payback for a biogas plant may be about seven years as long as the existing government incentive program is available and biogas energy is produced continuously without interruption except for scheduled regular maintenance. Some experiences in North America show that biogas...


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January 1, 2014

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Many economic thresholds for insects attacking oilseed crops currently in use are nominal (i.e. unsupported by research). Some economic thresholds have been developed for major pests attacking crops in Western Canada. The following data have been compiled from various sources, including the...


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January 30, 2009

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An economic analysis of north and central Alberta beef operations has yielded significant insights regarding the durability of the industry over the past 10 years and opportunities for profit driven change. Key drivers supporting the “economics of change” are farm level financial strengths and...


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February 18, 2004

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Technical bulletins research specific areas of interest to provide a better understanding of cropping issues that may affect or influence Alberta producers. They also provide Alberta producers with an additional tool to evaluate business performance along with production, management, and...


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January 1, 2013

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The purpose of this fact sheet is to introduce producers to the food service industry and the needs of their buyers. It outlines the elements for creating successful business relationships.


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September 21, 2015

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This booklet highlights sections of pertinent legislation that applies to the production, processing and sale of meat and meat products regardless of where and how they are sold. It is intended for all those who sell food products directly to consumers at a farmers’ market, roadside stand, farm...


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June 1, 2013

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This fact sheet outlines some common challenges and provides resources to help farmers better determine their readiness to sell to schools and institutions. This market channel may be of greater interest to commodity producers than farm direct operators as profit margins are typically less than...


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April 1, 2013

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Winter pea and winter lentil can be profitable options to include in southern Alberta crop rotations. When grown in the appropriate area using the proper variety and agronomic practices, winter pea and lentil can yield up to 39 per cent more than spring types, making it an agronomically and...


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October 1, 2008

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Optimum crop production depends on inputs of commercial fertilizer and herbicides. Today's technology-based agricultural practices have had a huge effect on increased food production across the prairies. Generally, the economic effects of increased production have been very positive; however, the...


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January 1, 2011

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Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) has developed a series of Protocol Summary documents to provide producers with a brief introduction to each of the protocols related to agriculture – including this one on energy efficiency.