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Meridian Showcases the Advantages of the Smooth Walled Bin

Proper storage options for your crops are critically important both before you plant and after you harvest. In most cases, maintaining quality while in storage after harvest means maintaining your crops value. Keeping your seed free from moisture and bugs prior to planting can help preserve and maintain things like germ and vigor. In the… Read More

Ontario Farmers Face the Reality of Average Crops

While traveling between Guelph and Hamilton this week I saw Some good fields and some less than ideal ones but overall things looked good for corn and soybean growers in Ontario. I attended the Canadian Seed Growers meeting and had a chance to talk to several growers from across the province. It seems that the… Read More

Talking to Farmers - Who Makes the Best 4 Wheel Drive Tractor?

In this episode of talking to farmers we go back to the grounds at the Western Farm Progress Show in Regina,Saskatchewan where we asked farmers who they thought made the best four wheel drive tractor on the market. In a year like this, where the four wheel drive component of almost every tractor across the… Read More

Wheat School - Has Wheat Reached It's Yield Ceiling? - Phil Needham

Is there a yield ceiling on wheat? In this episode of the Wheat School we put that question to Phil Needham of Needham Ag Technologies. The answer to that question is not as simple as a blanket yes or no. With every field and every farmer being different, that question is best answered by the… Read More

Marketing After the Single Desk - Brenda Tjaden Lepp, FarmLink Marketing Solutions

The end of the single desk will be mourned by some and celebrated by others, but the fact is, it will end and the business of selling grain will go on. The end of the Canadian Wheat Board monopoly will forever alter the market landscape for farmers looking to sell their grain. Navigating that new… Read More

What is the Point of the CWB Plebicite? - John De Pape, CWB Monitor

Even with Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz saying that the CWB plebiscite will have no impact on the Federal governments decision and will to end the single desk in Western Canada, the Canadian Wheat Board is pushing ahead with a plebiscite. I spoke with John De Pape, The CWB Monitor about this whole situation. John and… Read More

Does 4-H Desensitize Kids to Killing? A 4-H Alumni's Response

  By Rosie Templeton A lot of buzz is being created in the blogging world this week over a recent article published by CNN. In their “Eatocracy” section of their website, the article, “Does 4-H desensitize kids to killing?” has elicited over 1300 comments, from both sides of the argument. Read the article here. It’s… Read More