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During the annual CropSphere conference held at Saskatoon, Sask., Prairie barley commissions announced the formation of the Canadian Barley Research Coalition (CBRC). The national not-for-profit organization will facilitate long-term investments aimed at improving profitability and competitiveness for Western Canadian barley farmers, according to a news release. The CBRC is made up of the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley), Alberta Barley,…

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Bayer is removing two hybrids from the marketplace, after an extensive review of the performance of DEKALB DKTF 92 SC and DKTF 94 CR. Based on “inconsistent performance” in 2019,…

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Canadian farmers and exporters have been frustrated by a year-long major trade disruption with one of Canada’s largest canola markets — China. It is a continuously evolving situation, says Jim Everson, president of the Canola Council of Canada (CCC). “There…

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A self-propelled beet harvester may seem like an overly specified piece of equipment to own, but for beet farmers, there is often a short window to get the crop in, and few hands to help with it. “It’s just the…

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For years, Tim Williams has dutifully planted crops to the edge of the trees and bush that line the fields he farms near Petrolia, Ont. Every year, he looks at his yield maps to see the same red line indicating…

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