Can I just say now that I am SO glad to see tail lights on this month? February may be the shortest month of the year, but the combination of wicked weather (third coldest winter on record that Manitoba has experienced), a busy schedule and a plague-like illness has made this month feel 10 days… Read More

New Holland is introducing upgrades to their Twin Rotor CR combines. The changes touch on operator comfort, with an emphasis on overall capacity, efficiency and durability. Perhaps one of the most drastic changes comes from a 15% increase in capacity through the “Dynamic Feed Roll.” The updated setup speeds up crop movement through streamlined feeding… Read More

In the past year, I have had two friends that lost canola seed bags off the back of their truck after seed pick up. Blame it on the wind, poor shrink wrap or your speedy driving, but  you need to make sure that you have the seed bags secured on the truck or trailer deck… Read More

I suspect there will be a lot of angst over the new federal farm review and forecast – even though statistically, it’s a good news story. The report, released last week, showed farmers produced 96.5 million tonnes of grain in 2013. That’s a major leap over the previous year’s relatively dismal 76.7-million tonne crop, which… Read More

It won’t be business as usual, but if a newly-signed deal goes through, there may be at least some business happening at the Leamington tomato processing plant going forward. A group of investors, Highbury Canco Corporation, has a signed letter of intent with H.J. Heinz Company that will see the consortium take over the plant…. Read More

If you’ve intentionally found your browser open to this article, chances are you’ve heard the melodious call of an auctioneer and considered, one day, also sitting in the limelight of an auction sale. Either that, or you just really like Danny Hooper. In 2013, I attended Western Canadian Agribition as both a Cattlemen’s Young Leader… Read More

The Steiger RowTrac could aptly be described as the Hulk…..with bunny slippers. It’s a tractor that CASE designed to tackle the heaviest of farm jobs, yet tread as lightly as possible when needed. It’s highly adaptable as well, with the ability to pull almost any implement you’ve got on the yard, with multiple adjustments for… Read More

New Holland will be making its new Roll-Belt 560 Round Baler available in a few months. The baler has some significant upgrades from previous models, including ActiveSweep pickups, bale-slice systems, monitor choices and a specialty crop option. According to New Holland, the ActiveSweep pickups will increase the capacity of the machine by 20% and are… Read More

John Deere has introduced two new series of compact utility tractors introduces — the 4M and 4R Series. Six models between the two series (4044M, 4052M, 4066M, 4044R, 4052R, 4066R) offer farmers, ranchers and acreage owners new options for tasks such as loading, mowing, raking and digging. The 4M and 4R models feature Final Tier… Read More

It’s time for another edition of AgNerds, where Shaun Haney and someone else equally tech-savvy talk about gizmos, gadgets and other techie things! And, yes, for this edition we do indeed have the one and only Peter Gredig back in the saddle/tradeshow chair to talk about, of all things, the cloud. The what, you say?… Read More

By Karen Lewis In year two of its existence, the wheat and barley check-off continues to provide producers with a significant “bang for their buck” supporting the growth of the agricultural industry. The five-year federal check-off enables producers to continue supporting the work conducted by the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF), Canadian International Grains Institute… Read More