Canadian farmers have a chance to win one of four cash prizes of $25,000 for a community project with BASF’s Growing Home with BASF contest. Opening today and running until March 18, individuals in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario can nominate organizations that help grow their communities. Nominations submitted by March 18 will be judged… Read More

Like many technological advances, drones have become more user-friendly, less expensive, and more useful over time. Drones – or UAVs – have several uses in agriculture, from scouting and checking cattle, to mapping, and more recently, seeding crops and even spraying. But drones are still a cost, require learning, and have limits in what they… Read More

Jim Wilson has been named as chair of Canterra Seeds. Wilson steps in after Lloyd Affleck retired from his position as chair. Affleck will remain as a board member. Wilson has been a board member since 2010, and has served as vice chair for the last 14 years. Jim and his wife operate a grain… Read More

The Official Opposition says that the current Liberal government’s approach to the agriculture industry isn’t going to get us where we need to be on the international stage, and farmers are feeling the pinch. John Barlow, Alberta MP and ag critic with the Conservative Party of Canada, brought that message to attendees at the Northern… Read More

Farm Management Canada is hosting free, one-day farm business practices assessment workshops across Canada beginning later this month. The workshop, Seeding Success: Assess, Act, Achieve!, is open to all Canadian producers and farm families and management teams. The workshop is funded through the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council, as part of the Sectoral Workforce Solutions… Read More

Western Canadian farmers and ranchers have endured several years of drought over the last five seasons. While AgriRecovery and other national drought programming has been triggered in all the Prairie Provinces, there are other provincial insurance products available. Both Saskatchewan and Alberta have modified moisture deficiency insurance products in the last two years, with Alberta… Read More

If you love buying used farm equipment, you’re going to love what Greg “Machinery Pete” Peterson has to say about the latest trends in prices. But before you get too excited, Peterson says that while the price dynamics might have shifted to favour the buyer, it’s only a slight shift, and it certainly doesn’t cancel… Read More

After 40 years in the cattle business, a Canadian veterinarian, entreprenuer, and cattle feeder legend got the tip of the hat and was inducted in to the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame last week during the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association cattle convention. Kee Jim, from Okotoks, Alta., founder of Feedlot Health Management Services Ltd. and… Read More

Members of the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers are still waiting for the co-op’s financials as it approaches the end of another fiscal year-end, even though a forensic audit has been completed. The Wool Growers held its annual general meeting in October 2023, where only a verbal account of financial disclosures was given. At the time,… Read More

The last time Shaun Haney sat down with Matt Makens, of Makens Weather, the possibility of moisture returning to Western Canada was slim. Now, as the two reconnect in person at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association #CattleCon, Makens has a little more confidence that the west could indeed see some early — and desperately needed —… Read More

 

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