Drought conditions in the last couple of years have led to St. Mary River Irrigation District (SMRID) south of Lethbridge signing new water sharing memorandums of understanding amongst users in four sub-basins of southern Alberta. Without a significant change in reservoir levels, the water allocation for the 2024 year stands at eight inches of water… Read More

Thanks for tuning into this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Krista Thomas with Canada Grains Council on gene editing approval; Barry Senft and Lauren Comin with Seeds Canada on the Seed Regulatory Modernization (SRM) process and the potential impact on farmers; Chris Vervaet with Canadian Oilseed… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to Tuesdays with Lyndsey on RealAg Radio. Lyndsey Smith is joined by: Jennifer Wright with Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council on finding new people to work in ag; K.C. Garratt with Garratt Industries on intercropping equipment; An interview Kara Oosterhuis had with David Westwood on the St Mary’s Irrigation District water… Read More

The largest irrigation district in Canada is counting on above average snowpack this winter to replenish water supplies for the 2024 growing season. The St. Mary River Irrigation District (SMRID), which supplies water to over 500 thousand acres of farmland in southern Alberta, is no stranger to drought, and 2023 has been the sixth driest… Read More


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