Every conversation on soil health these days eventually comes around to the topic of organic matter. Does it really matter? What percentage should farmers have in their soil? How do you conserve organic matter? How do you build it? On this episode of Soil School, Bernard Tobin and University of Minnesota soil extension specialist Jodi… Read More

There’s trouble brewing in the mountains and the foothills, as a recent policy change by Alberta’s government puts significant grazing land and water sources at risk, according to ranchers. In June, the Alberta government quietly rescinded a coal mining policy, shocking ranchers in southwestern Alberta. Laura Laing and John Smith, who own Plateau Cattle Co.,… Read More

Another weekend of rain in most of Ontario has left Ontario growers wondering what is the best strategy in the most challenging spring in recent memory. There were some areas that were able to get some planting done, but time is really of the essence. Some dust did fly, but on the eastern side of… Read More

Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe made a major funding announcement concerning flood mitigation at the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) annual convention being held this year at Saskatoon. Moe says that there are 96 Conservation and Development Authorities and 13 water association boards, which operate under the Saskatchewan Conservation and Development Association (SCDA), and provide… Read More

Saskatchewan has released its spring runoff forecast and, as anticipated, it varies considerably cross the province. For the most part, the Water Security Agency (WSA) is expecting below normal snowmelt runoff in the far north, near normal snowmelt runoff over central areas of the province, and below normal snowmelt runoff over much of southern Saskatchewan. The… Read More