Every conversation on soil health these days eventually comes around to the topic of organic matter. Does it really matter? What percentage should farmers have in their soil? How do you conserve organic matter? How do you build it? On this episode of Soil School, Bernard Tobin and University of Minnesota soil extension specialist Jodi… Read More

BASF Digital Farming says it will be the first to offer the agriculture industry scalable, daily biomass satellite imagery, unimpeded by cloud cover through a partnership with VanderSat. The partnership will utilize VanderSat’s Cloud-free Biomass product and BASF’s xarvio Field Manager solution. The technology is expected to be available in North America by the end of… Read More

The 31st AGM of Alberta Canola Producers Commission was held this week, and the new board of directors has been announced. Kevin Serfas of Turin, Alta. has been elected as the new chair, with Roger Chevraux of Killam, Alta. as the new vice-chair. Justin Nanninga from Neerlandia, Alta. was elected to represent region 5. The… Read More

There was a glimmer of hope that in-person farm shows would begin again in early 2021; however, the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) has officially been postponed until February 16 to 19, 2022. The organizers says that although it had initially pushed the show into March, the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has led show… Read More

Decision making is one of the most critical parts of any business operation. Often, the big or higher risk decisions are made by those in the most senior positions — the ones that have been around the longest. In a farm operation that is planning for or in the process of succession, determining who makes… Read More

If you’re on social media, listening to the radio, or watching TV today, you’re likely familiar with #BellLetsTalk day. For every text, call, tweet, or TikTok video using the hashtag “#BellLetsTalk,” or Facebook frame or Snapchat filter used, Bell Media will donate 5 cents toward mental health initiatives in Canada. Every year when this day… Read More

The federal and Saskatchewan governments announced $7.5 million in funding for livestock and forage research in 2021 through the Saskatchewan Agricultural Development Fund (ADF) on Wednesday. The $7.5 figure includes more than $4.1 million for 24 livestock and forage-related research projects, and nearly $3.5 million in operational funding for the Prairie Swine Centre and the Vaccine… Read More

Manure and livestock go hand in hand. Manure can be considered a by-product or waste, or it can be an important soil nutrient source. Andrea Stroeve-Sawa of Shipwheel Cattle Feeders is a seasoned composter, following in the tradition of composting feedlot manure her dad started almost 40 years ago. Andrea’s dad was also talking about… Read More