Will Western Canada’s winter ever end? Well, yes, of course it will, it’s just taking its jolly sweet time moving on out and letting spring begin in earnest. While current conditions seem very dire, somehow Drew Lerner manages to turn all this snow and cool weather into a positive, as you’ll hear in this RealWeatherWatch… Read More

Patience is the name of the game for plant ’13 it would seem. That’s according to Drew Lerner, founder of World Weather, Inc. In this RealWeatherWatch episode, Lerner cautions that Ontario farmers hoping for a straight-forward, dry planting season are likely to be disappointed. Cool, wet and unsettled weather is likely the norm for much… Read More

Last week’s ice storm most certainly didn’t help to get planting season going. Worse still was the two days of rain prior to the storm. A small glimmer of warmer weather earlier this week has faded to more rain for much of the Ontario farming heartland. While there are certainly some tactics to planting in… Read More

It’s positively refreshing to see a discussion on the plight of threatened grasslands, world hunger and political unrest have a tangible, though only partial, solution. What’s more, livestock production has been criticized by environmentalists as too water intensive and hard on delicate ecosystems to be sustainable. A recent presentation, however, is turning this notion on… Read More

It’s day 1,665 of winter (or so it feels), and we Prairie folk are finally emerging out from a solid week of high wind chills, blowing snow, awful driving conditions and more blowing snow. The lucky few booked their warm vacations for this week, but most of us are doing what we always do in… Read More

The world is a much smaller place than it ever was. When it comes to areas like feed grains, what was once a very localized trade is now increasingly international. That requires a new level of international awareness for producers, especially in times marked by historic highs and increasingly tight supplies. So what should we… Read More