Canola School: The Need For Independent Canola Variety Trials – Lyndsey Smith

When farmers make decisions on the varieties that they are going to purchase many farmers enact different strategies.  For a vast amount of farmers the decision is based on trial results that are published by private companies and independent sources. There is just one problem with that….The prairie canola variety trials have been abandoned by… Read more »

Lentil Harvest & Commentary – Kevin Hursh

When I was at CropWeek last January lentils were all the rage for farmers. With high prices and increasing acres many people, including myself thought the best thing to do was to forward sell 2010 crop at low 20’s to protect against a bearish market. Throw in a poor spring, a wet harvest and resulting… Read more »

The Silage Blade Gets a Much Needed Facelift

One of my favourite things to do at a farm show is check out some of the cool new inventions that people have come up with. Most of the time the inventions really have limited scope and will provide little value to the greater farming community except for a few neighbours. But once in awhile… Read more »

Crop Protection Packaging Gets Innovative with the Dupont PrecisionPac – Joanne Hewitson

In the consumer electronics industry there is a lot of focus on design. The same holds true with the car industry. what is that next great design that is going to rock the world of the car business? In the world of crop protection business in Canada there has not been a lot of change… Read more »

@shaunhaney VLOG – My Trip to a Dairy Farm in Indiana

Many times when we compare agriculture in Canada versus the United States we tend to focus on the differences.  When in reality there are more similarities between the two countries.  This week I went to Indianapolis with Dow Agro Sciences to learn about the things that the company is working on. Before we went to… Read more »

Beef Market Update – Yearlings Are Done But Where Are the Calves? – Anne Dunford

This year will be remembered as the year of expecting the unexpected.  Whether you are farming, cattle feeding or ranching the weather and the market has been very wicked and harsh at times. This week on the Beef Market Update with Anne Dunford, we discuss the fact the yearling run is over but we are… Read more »