Taking the risk out of grain storage Deciding to store grain and waiting for the markets to pick up can be a stressful decision. Farming sometimes feels like risk after risk, with nothing helping farmers work towards a really great crop and an excellent profit. Storage is one of the risks that traditional crop insurance… Read More

The B.C. government has introduced new laws under Bill 52 to strengthen the provinces Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) as part of the province’s plan to encourage farming and better protect farmland. The bill was first introduced near the end of November last year and received royal assent in December 2018. The ALR is administered by… Read More

Revenue minus Expenses equals Profit…right? Mike Michalowicz, author and this year’s opening keynote speaker of TechTourLIVE, says putting profit last is setting yourself up for failure — because putting it last means that profit can wait, that it’s optional, that it’s less important now and more important in some distance future. But that leads to… Read More

It appears the Government of Alberta has listened to Team Alberta’s concerns over the timing of the Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) for new Class 1 drivers announced last month. Transportation Minister Brian Mason has announced agricultural workers may apply for a one-year exemption from the training, recognizing the quick turn-around to implement MELT would be incredibly tight… Read More

As we see more autonomy and robots on the farm in the future, will that minimize or reduce the impact of the benefits of being a farm kid? Does it change it? There’s an element of the physical aspect of doing some of the work, which creates some of the long-term character, like picking rocks,… Read More

As we approach the ending of another winter, Mother Nature is not being kind. As some Ontario and Quebec farmers learned last week, wind-whipped snow loads can quickly become too much for even brand new construction. Reports of at least one dairy barn, a hog barn, and a drive shed collapsing in the last week has… Read More

In farming, genetics is critical to success in both growing crops and raising livestock. If you combine top flight genetics and the right environment you increase your rate of success dramatically. In a similar way,  growing up on a farm can foster so many great traits and skills in kids that are expressed as adults…. Read More