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Grainews was at the world's largest farm machinery expo in Hanover, Germany

It’s a little difficult to compare the Agritechnica farm machinery expo to the kinds of regional shows most Western Canadian farmers are familiar with. Aside from the sheer scale of the event which featured over 2,900 exhibitors this year, Agritechnica is in a league of its own and runs every second November in Hanover Germany. […] Read More

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Protect grain sales against non-payment

The FNA's Market Power Assurance program can insure you potentially risky sales

While the Farmers of North America’s forays into fertilizer production (Project N) and distribution (Genesis) have been getting a lot of attention, the FNA have also launched another program that might be useful on your farm. The FNA’s Market Power Assurance program protects farmers when the buyer does not pay. “It’s interesting how many farmers you […] Read More

Mike and Amy Cronin with their six children from left, Sam, 8, Emmy, 10, Kyle, 15, Tyler, 17, Liam, 12, and Alyssa, 20.

Ontario regional OYF finalists: Mike and Amy Cronin

Cronin Farms has grown a diversified hog operation with facilities in two countries

Ontario farmers Amy and Mike Cronin have relied on their management skills, sound core-business values and a team of trusted employees to help them build a successful international hog operation that has not only survived, but grown over the past 20 years amid often volatile market conditions. Although they established Cronin Farms in 1998, during […] Read More

Quebec diary farming family Christian Bilodeau and Annie Sirois and their family Kellyann, 14, Louis-Alexis, 13, Charles-Antoine, 10 and Lily, eight.

Quebec regional OYF finalists: Christian Bilodeau and Annie Sirois

This Quebec family runs a dairy herd, 360 acres, and an occasional maple syrup business

New facilities for their top performing Ayrshire dairy herd are on the agenda as Christian Bilodeau and Annie Sirois look at the future improvements to their southern Quebec farm. Working with older facilities now, with the milking herd, calves and dry cows housed in separate barns, the Quebec couple, who farm at St-Odilon-de-Cranbourne, south of […] Read More

Manitoba farmers Mark and Cori Pawluk with young son, Landon, have developed a diversified and value-added farming operation near Birtle.

Manitoba OYFs: Mark and Cori Pawluk

Access to a rail line gives the Pawluks extra flexibility on their Manitoba grain farm

When Mark Pawluk joined his parents back on the farm in 1999, after completing his degree in agribusiness at the University of Manitoba, he was open to new opportunities and challenges. Pursing those opportunities and developing a successful value-added farm business contributed to he and his wife Cori being named Manitoba’s Outstanding Young Farmers for […] Read More

Jeff and Ebony Prosko along with their daughters Harper and Londyn are the Saskatchewan OYF nominees for 2015.

Saskatchewan OYFs: Ebony and Jeff Prosko

This Rose Valley farm family diversified their business with an ag retail outlet

When Ebony and Jeff Prosko learned their banker had nominated them for regional honors as Saskatchewan’s Outstanding Young Farmers, they were speechless. “When the guy that lends you money thinks you’re doing a good job that makes us feel that we are on the right path,” says Ebony. Ebony and Jeff are grain producers east […] Read More

Altantic Canada OYF regional nominees, David and Sara Simmons with daughter Felicity.

Atlantic OYF finalists David and Sara Simmons

This Newfoundland couple enlist technology to improve dairy farm efficiency

While there are some logistical issues involved being one of the further-most eastern dairy farms in Canada, David and Sara Simmons hasn’t let that stop them from developing a progressive and productive farming operation, and becoming a producer of high quality breeding stock. As the owners of Pure Holsteins dairy farm at Little Rapid, Newfoundland Labrador […] Read More

Alberta OYF nominees Patrick and Cherylynn Bos with their children, Amelia,12, Connor, 10, Justin, nine and Adelle, four.

Alberta regional OYF finalists: Cherylynn and Patrick Bos

As their goat milk and cheese business grew, this Alberta farm needed employees

After riding the lumps and bumps of the goat-milk industry over the past few years, Patrick and Cherylynn Bos have made significant changes to their farm operation leading to more stability, farm expansion and recognition as Alberta’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2015. Eight years ago the Boses added a milk processing plant to their farm […] Read More

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Edmonton hosting bright and talented young farmers

Six farm couples from across Canada are competing for national honours on Nov. 17 – 22

The Marriott Hotel on Edmonton’s west side will serve as headquarters for the 35th annual gathering of Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF). Six farm couples from across Canada who won the regional honours in their respective provinces, will meet in Edmonton November 17 to 22 to compete for the East and West national OYF titles. […] Read More

"I’m going to continue to be an ambassador for agriculture," says Rob Saik.

Agri-Trend CEO says nothing changed to company’s data policy

Current clients may wonder who has access to their farm data in pending deal with Trimble

With Trimble set to buy Agri-Trend, farmers who count themselves among Agri-Trend’s clients may be wondering what’s in it for them. The pending deal between Trimble, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and Agri-Trend, was announced November 10th. Agri-Trend, based in Red Deer, Alta, operates the largest network of independent agricultural consultants in North America. That network […] Read More

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