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Have you ever wondered what the carbon offset value is of those shelterbelts on your land? A new app developed by researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) may soon be able to help you estimate their economic value. “People tend to focus on the negative environmental aspects of farming such as the greenhouse gases…

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Whether it is due to COVID-19, depressed commodity prices, or other uncertainties, it has been a rough six months for agricultural machinery sales. The month of June, however, has shone a brighter light for new machinery deliveries in Canada. In Canada, 2WD tractors were up 32.1% in the month of June compared to the same time last year, while year-to-date…

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Perceptions can be tough to overcome, especially when seeing is believing. A farmer from South Australia, John Gladigau, had some urban dwellers come visit the farm recently, and 4-year old Arcadia went for a tractor ride. Soon, she asked, “Why…

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As farming gets more complex and farms get larger, the recording and reporting requirements expected from Canadian farmers grows, too. Pen and paper record-keeping methods — although they’ve been successful for farmers in the past — are going to need…

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By Ghislain Gervais, president of Sollio Cooperative Group During the lockdown, Canadians showed a renewed interest in Canadian agricultural products. This increased consumer enthusiasm for their agri-food sector provides an opportunity to reinvest in agriculture and food processing. Everywhere, thousands…

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