Rural Crops (Food for the World)

Bright yellow canola fields, shimmering blue flax fields, and row after row of wheat and barley, these crops have always symbolized Alberta. However, our province’s agricultural landscape is changing. Field peas, lentils, faba beans, spice crops, sugar beets, hemp…

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Rural Crops (Food for the World)

Bright yellow canola fields, shimmering blue flax fields, and row after row of wheat and barley, these crops have always symbolized Alberta. However, our province’s agricultural landscape is changing. Field peas, lentils, faba beans, spice crops, sugar beets, hemp and more, our farmers supply food, feed and fibre worldwide. These new crops increase yields and pest resistance, and need less water and nutrients. Soil-saving techniques (like conservation tillage) and equipment breakthroughs (like GPS systems) improve land use and reduce crop inputs. Here we explore stories of farming and new ways in growing the crops the world needs.