There’s something to be said about being able to see equipment in action at a farm show, but there’s also value in not having to worry about rain or snow…or sweating through your best farm show outfit. More than 40 thousand farmers are expected in Woodstock, Ontario this week for Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, with 750 exhibitors,… Read More

It’s rare to find a western Canadian farmer who doesn’t have a tale to tell of the roaring comebacks canola has made in a growing season. Sure, there have been some wrecks — wicked windstorms that flip swaths or hail that leaves nothing but sticks — but the “Cinderella crop” (you’ve heard the song, right?)… Read More

The Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) have publicly asked its members not to attend next week’s government-hosted public consultation meetings. The meetings are slated for Tuesday in London, Ont., and Thursday in Toronto, to discuss the impending increased regulations required for access to neonicotinoid seed treatments. Barry Senft, CEO of GFO, says his organization feels there’s… Read More

As the 2014 harvest starts, stalls, rolls on and then feels like you will never finish, you probably have some time to begin to think about next years crop production. One of those considerations usually involves fertilizer pricing and purchase. Don’t Miss: The Latest episodes of the Tech Tour There are many new innovations in… Read More

Four years of micro-analysis in Uganda and Ethiopia led up to April’s publication by the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at London University: Fairtrade, Employment and Poverty Reduction in Ethiopia and Uganda (FTEPR) Final Report. The report, a detailed account of various plantations in both countries, suggests that perhaps “Fairtrade” coffee isn’t so fair after all. “Fairtrade may… Read More

Drive through any small town across the United States and Canada and you will find a coffee shop, diner or pub where people gather to talk shop and have a coffee or beer. Talking to the neighbors about the latest goings on in the local area or the big news nationally can have its positives… Read More