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Giant potatoes unearthed in Bonnyville

Giant potatoes unearthed in Bonnyville

After an early summer heat dome, a Bonnyville local was shocked to dig up a nearly five-pound potato from his garden.
Black Diamond area Ranch Kids start brand to rep way of life

Black Diamond area Ranch Kids start brand to rep way of life

Learning the ropes early is a fact of ranching life for brothers Jack and Casey Emerson
GALLERY: Foothills ranchers carry on branding tradition

GALLERY: Foothills ranchers carry on branding tradition

Each year, after the herds of the Foothills finish calving, comes branding time.
Foothills sheep has “one in a million” birth

Foothills sheep has “one in a million” birth

Farmer surprised and overjoyed by ewe’s sextuplet addition to her flock
Scenes from grand opening of Hartell Homestead

Scenes from grand opening of Hartell Homestead

The Foothills region's first farm store lets visitors get acquainted with goats, chickens, ducks, and a herd of Highland cattle
Kneehill's David Price inducted into Alberta's Agriculture Hall of Fame

Kneehill's David Price inducted into Alberta's Agriculture Hall of Fame

Mr. Price grew up near the Village of Acme as part of a mixed-farming family. 
Driving cattle west of Turner Valley a mix of tradition and practicality

Driving cattle west of Turner Valley a mix of tradition and practicality

Driving cattle on horseback to the base of the Rockies isn’t just history, but still a fact of life for Foothills ranchers.
'Megascale' slaughterhouses, meat-packing plants put beef industry at risk: Report

'Megascale' slaughterhouses, meat-packing plants put beef industry at risk: Report

COVID-19 rattled the beef industry and raised awareness about consolidation after coronavirus outbreaks forced the temporary closure of multiple meat-packing plants last spring, pushing up retail prices and lowering cattle prices. 
Mental health illness in ag reaching crisis: Member of Parliament

Mental health illness in ag reaching crisis: Member of Parliament

Earl Dreeshen makes statement in House of Commons
Feds unveil more funding for dairy, poultry and egg farmers hurt by free trade deals

Feds unveil more funding for dairy, poultry and egg farmers hurt by free trade deals

OTTAWA — Canadian egg and poultry farmers who've lost domestic market share due to two recent free trade agreements will have access to $691 million in federal cash.