I have written before that the future is in seed treatments and fungicides for the traditional crop protection companies. The additional point that I should of included is the growth potential for the biological market in the seed treatment product area.  The interesting point is that biologicals are designed to work in conjunction (stacking) with… Read More

Government cutbacks aren’t surprising for anyone. They’ve been debated, we’ve been warned, and now the axe is falling. Of course that makes words like ‘streamlining’ and ‘efficiency’ go-to terms, even though there is no proof, and instead of loss of local control. The perfect example is news that should be devastating for the entire industry…. Read More

Establishing a healthy plant stand as quickly as possible is critical in protecting your crops health and ensuring maximum yield potential. Part of that process means that the plant has to be able to access the inputs it needs to get there. That starts with the development of a healthy root system including the development… Read More

When Yahoo Education recently posted that a degree in agriculture was the most useless degree you can only imagine the backlash from the agriculture community across North America. I stumbled upon this great video tonight that talks about why Yahoo education is completely out of touch.  Yahoo education is entitled to their opinion but is… Read More

Earlier this week I wrote about the real shortage of corn seed which has created no opportunity for corn replanting in 2012. With soybeans seemingly rocking their way to $16, why would you be paranoid about getting started on your corn planting?  In talking to a couple Southern Ontario farmers today the thought seemed to… Read More

All farmers try to take advantage of early good conditions to try and plant early.  Many farmers calculate the risk of replanting and take the gamble that they are comfortable with.  A late spring frost could wreck havoc on the corn plant if the growing point was impacted. What makes 2012 different is that a… Read More

Every cowboy or cowgirl needs to make sure that they look good. Whether you are headed to church or on horseback on the ranch in East End, Saskatchewan, you need a cowboy hat that makes a statement about yourself. At NCBA 2012 in Nashville, my ranching friend Barry decided that he needed a new cowboy… Read More

All winter we hear about the condition of the South American soybean crop.  For many of us, countries like Argentina feel very far away yet the impact on our farms has become incredibly large.  Soybean prices have launched higher in 2012 which has created major opportunities for Canadian and American soybean producers.  Demand has been… Read More

Processors are becoming smaller and faster all the time. Its those attributes that have given rise to the flurry of powerful mobile devices we see today. Todays phone or tablet is faster than most desktops or laptops that existed even 5 years ago and just as powerful or as useful as a great deal that… Read More

The Federal Government released its budget yesterday and agriculture definitely had to buck up its fair share of budget cuts.  According to Ag-Minister Gerry Ritz on Global Regina this morning, AgCanada has been cut $300 million in budget.  Farmer organizations seem to be playing a wait and see approach as more details develop.  Ritz stated… Read More

 

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