We’ve focused a lot on the year that was 2020, with cancellation after cancellation, and general disappointment surrounding farm shows after March 2020. Now that we’ve almost made it 12 months since the official start of the global pandemic, it has us wondering what the next 12 months will look like. Recently, Chris Lane, chief… Read More

Brandt Agricultural Products has announced an expansion of their tillage products offering with a series of all-new, high-effiency land rollers. The new models are designed with field preparation and harvest efficiency in mind, so producers can work with a smooth, uniform field surface, which is especially important in regions where low-growing crops like peas, lentils,… Read More

Around 11 a.m. on February 21, 2021, a freight train carrying grain derailed east of Bow Island, Alta. The official reason for the derailment is unknown, but 80 to 100km/hr gusts were roaring their way through the province on Sunday, and could have been a factor in the derailment. CP Rail has said no employees… Read More

If you clicked on this article, you’re probably wondering what “live your best life” I’m spewing out now. Today’s focus is sunlight. The polar vortex that has dominated the Prairies is making its way south of the border in a hurry (which, if you are reading this and from the parts of the U.S. that… Read More

The federal agriculture minister tried to address some of the questions coming from farms and other businesses that employ temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in a news conference on February 12. Employers of TFWs have been seeking clarifications regarding the federal government’s international travel restrictions and COVID-19 isolation protocols, as workers arrive for the upcoming growing… Read More

Whether you are buying or selling on the feed market side, there’s no doubt that you’ve noticed prices skyrocketing. Between a lack of U.S. corn, and corn availability coming into Canada, the price has been driven upwards. Brian Voth of IntelliFarm Inc. says the lack of supply has followed economics 101, and has driven up the… Read More

If you’re on the Canadian Prairies, chances are you could likely describe this winter as “meh.” There hasn’t been a lot of snowfall in most areas, and temperatures — until the last week or so — have been fairly mild. Eric Snodgrass, principal atmospheric scientist with Nutrien Ag Solutions, agrees, calling it a “boring winter”… Read More

Since 2019, the United Nations General Assembly (UN) decided to dedicate a day to celebrate all things pulses: World Pulses Day! The goal of the day — which falls annually on February 10 — is to increase awareness of the global food and its role in sustainable food production. The theme for World Pulses Day… Read More

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) has determined that today — February 9, 2021 — is the day a Canadian household of average income will have earned enough to pay their entire year’s grocery bill. The annual event is known as “Food Freedom Day.” Each year, CFA examines the proportion of income that Canadians spend… Read More

Chances are, if you live in a rural setting, you’ve either impacted by rural crime either directly or indirectly. We have commodities in the bin or on the ground, and where the market is currently sitting, they are likely of high value. On January 30, Pincher Creek RCMP responded to a complaint of mischief at… Read More

We’ve now seen two deadlines for changes to AgriStability; one near the end of last year, and a public deadline that was set for the end of January for provinces to either agree or acknowledge that they were considering the proposal. Both deadlines have come and gone, which begs the question: where are we at… Read More

 

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