Category: Eastern Canada

Wheat School: Talking to an Ontario Wheat Farmer – Steve Twynstra

In August, I was able to spend a morning with Steve Twynstra, Twilight Acre Farms.  Steve runs a diversified farm in the London area and wheat is a major part of his rotation.  Steve strongly believes that wheat is not just a rotation filler but a cash crop for his farm.  For Steve, wheat has… Read more »

The Benefits of a Paddle Feed Mixers – Keenan Feed Mixers

Whether you have a dairy or a beef operation you have probably had to make the decision between a paddle mixer or auger feed box.  Whether you own a Harsh, RotoMix or a Keenan you need to weight the benefits and disadvantages of each.  What I tend to find in discussing this issue with many… Read more »

Wheat School – The USDA Shocks the Market – Dana Omland

The market just continues to get tossed around based on acreage, yield and carry out numbers from Stats Can and the USDA.  Today it was the USDA’s turn as they broke the news that they have revised their corn yield estimates down to 155 bu per acre from 160 bu per acre.  It has been… Read more »

Should There Be An Age Limit on Farm Workers?

By Shaun Haney Agriculture has some untouchable topics that we are just not supposed to talk about.  One of them is dealing with aging farm workers.  On the farm we are taught to respect our elders but in some cases in agriculture we take this to high levels of absurdity.   Recently, in northern Alberta… Read more »

Dairy Cow Waterbeds Provide Better Comfort

Animal activists often criticize that animal agriculture does not care for its livestock in a humane manner. Those of us in the industry realize that this is a ridiculous notion. At a dairy, animal care is ever more important due to the rule of “a happy cow produces more milk.” In the category of providing… Read more »

What is Dow Agro Science’s Plan Globally? – Tim Hassinger

Recently I travelled to Indianapolis, Indiana to visit the global headquarters of Dow Agro Sciences.  I had the opportunity along with several other people from the Canadian ag media to entrench ourselves in the company’s strategy and objectives to better understand the company.  Much of the presentation had to do with with the opportunities for… 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 »

FarmerTech Review – The Blackberry Torch – Peter Gredig

With the Blackberry Torch coming out in Canada very soon many smartphone using farmers are wondering they should be making the leap dater some of the struggles of the Storm and Storm 2. Even though touch screens are all the rage (think iphone) many people still like the idea of the actual keyboard. The concept… Read more »