On Albertas dryland farms, reflections on a devast

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Just north of the town of Vulcan, Alta., snow is falling on Markert Seeds, a dryland operation that grows wheatThe directive came into effect, barleycan operate at 25 per cent., canolas associate medical officer of health, said in a statement., peas and flaxare out there doing it again,.

The first snowfall of the year means fall work on the farm is done. The moisture comes as a welcome relief after the summer, which saw droughts devastate operations across southern Alberta.

Ron MarkertcontentMiddleBreakPoint, president of Markert Seeds, just took out his 50th?crop on the operationThe past week.. He’s seen good years and bad, and his experience has taught him how to prepare for the latter.

But like all dryland?farming operations — which refers to the growing of crops without the use of irrigation in dry areas — the challenges of the past year in southern Alberta have hit hard.

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