National ag incomes reach record highs

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada released three new reports on Feb. 27 which showed agriculture in Canada saw record high incomes in 2012.

Once the final numbers are in, the Canadian agriculture sector is poised to report revenues of $13.1 billion in the last year, an overall increase of 14 per cent. Farm incomes also rose by 17 per cent in 2012 to an all time average of $74,190.

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Rural septic systems on the public radar

Over the years that Alberta farmers and ranchers have been completing Environmental Farm Plans (EFP), farm waste management has consistently ranked among the top five environmental challenges concerns identified by producers. It’s important for farmers to know their responsibilities when it comes to on-farm sewage management.

“We know that many municipalities across the province are facing pressures to better manage water quality,” says Alberta Environmental Farm Plan program co-ordinator, Perry Phillips.



Farm implement dealership relocating to Balzac area

Rocky View County is the future site of a new agriculture-implement dealership.

Representatives from AGRO and Cervus Equipment Corporation broke ground Dec. 3, on its new 66,000-square-foot dealership.

The dealership, to be located directly east of CrossIron Mills mall in the Balzac area, will replace the company’s existing 28,000-square-foot facility located on 84th Street NE and 24th Avenue NE in Calgary.

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