August is quickly coming to a close, and with the exception of regions that have faced cooler, wet temperatures, swathers are swathing and combines are rolling. Conditions across the Prairies are varied, and farmers have taken to social media to show what they are up to. Here’s a brief look at Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba:… Read More

If you are a canola grower, you are most likely aware of the importance of nitrogen (N) when it comes to growing a successful canola crop. According to the Canola Council of Canada, canola needs 2.9 to 3.5 pounds per acre of available N per bushel of yield. Todd Latimer, senior marketing manager with Nutrien… Read More

As agricultural producers, we are often moving items of high weight, through less than ideal conditions, and in small areas. Kevin Bitter, agricultural product and sales manager with Leavitt Machinery, says Manitou’s MT 420 telehandler was made precisely for the farmer. Although released in 2017, 2019 brings a brand new model to the table. “We… Read More

The 4th annual Alberta Young Speakers for Agriculture competition has come and gone at the Calgary Stampede. The competition provides Albertan youth ages 11-24 with an opportunity to speak up for agriculture through a little healthy competition, with opportunity to further on into the national competition (Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture) held during the Royal… Read More

CanolaPALOOZA is an event held across the Prairies that tackles all things canola agronomy — and more. Covering everything from pre-emergence to post-harvest, marketing, and more, canolaPALOOZA offers three separate days of learning in three provinces. The summer can often be filled with field days and trade shows, so the goal of the event is… Read More

If you’re in Western Canada, you are most likely looking forward to one of the crop tour highlights of the summer: canolaPALOOZA. Hosted and organized by the three canola organizations across the prairies — Alberta Canola, SaskCanola, and Manitoba Canola Growers — canolaPALOOZA brings three days of education, and fun across the prairies on three… Read More

Over the past couple of decades, those who make a profit off of the environment — farmers, ranchers, miners, and loggers — have seen a fair amount of negative publicity. As people involved in some of these industries, we know the negativity isn’t always accurate, and Bruce Vincent with Environomics Incorporated more than agrees. “The… Read More

When penciling out the cost of replacement heifers, it’s easy to think of all of the obvious costs, the cash costs. But Kathy Larson, research economist with the Western Beef Development Centre, encourages producers to consider the opportunity costs of raising animals as well. “Opportunity costs are essentially non-cash costs. The biggest one being the money… Read More