Month: April 2011

The Opportunities for African Agriculture – Robynne Anderson

Africa is a place that is rich in culture and beauty and immense in geographical scope and diversity. It also represents some huge potential in terms of agricultural production. Africa has a very large and diverse land base. The challenges facing the development of that land base need to be addressed and overcome in order… Read more »

Wheat School – The Destruction of Wheat Midge – Scott Meers

Wheat midge is something that traditionally, farmers in Alberta have not been too concerned about. It was always more of a Saskatchewan issue. Over the past few years however, as we have moved to wetter springs and summers, conditions have changed enough for the pest to become a greater concern. Wheat midge is a pest… Read more »

The Eastern Canada Spring 2011 Forecast – Drew Lerner

Weather forecasting is a tricky business. It’s also a good news, bad news business. Drew Lerner is the perfect fit for that business. He’s very good at predicting weather patterns, and he’s such a nice guy that it helps take the edge off of any of the bad news. Drew Lerner owns and operates World… Read more »

Brandon Abel on DDG Movement & Price Outlook

Over the past few years U.S. DDGs have worked their way more and more into Western Canadian livestock rations. The energy value is good, the starch content is less, helps to prevent acidosis in cattle, improved feed conversions and the quality and yield grades of carcasses remain unaffected when switching from traditional rations. Another big… Read more »

Will the Never Ending Winter in Western Canada End Soon? – Drew Lerner

Predicting the weather in these parts is hard, predicting it accurately is harder, but delivering that forecast is sometimes the hardest part of all. Nobody likes to be the bearer of bad news. Try being a meteorologist delivering the forecast for “spring” on the prairies. Drew Lerner runs World Weather Incorporated, a weather information service… Read more »