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Taking AIM

Last week Ag in Motion, the relatively new farm show near Langham, Saskatchewan, ran for the fifth time in as many years. Having walked the show site every year from the very first one until now, I have to say that next year I’ll be demanding he boss provide me with some sort of on-site […] Read more

Beef pot roast confirms global warming

It was good to see The Weather Network holding the feet of the Canadian beef industry to the fire in a bid to reduce greenhouses gases and save the planet. The Weather Network recently caught some heat from the Canadian Cattleman’s Association following a tweet from the Network that said: “If you really want to […] Read more

Cattle, balers and herbicides on AIM Day 2 agenda

Not that people haven’t seen cows before, but it was good to see several beef breeds featured at the Masterfeeds Beef Breeds Showcase at the 2019 Ag In Motion (AIM), near Langham, Sask. Hereford cattle along with the less common, but often award winning Speckle Park beef breed were on display. Palmer Charolais of Bladworth, […] Read more

Ag In Motion #5 ready to roll

No turning back now, folks. The show begins. The gates don’t officially open until Tuesday morning (July 16) but after months of planning and weeks of set up, the 2019 edition – fifth annual- Ag In Motion (AIM) farm show is ready to roll near Langham, Sask. Bigger and better than ever? Well I saw […] Read more

Maximum warp, Mr. Scott

Over the years farm equipment manufacturers have done a variety of things to celebrate anniversaries and production milestones. For example, IH—among others—was famous for giving some tractors a special paint job and calling them anniversary editions. Case IH has still been doing a bit of that in recent years. But rarely is setting a land […] Read more

The greening of AGCO

Last week I wheeled my rental car into Jackson, Minnesota, home of AGCO’s Rogator and MF and Challenger Tractor assembly in North America. I along with several other machinery writers were there at the invitation of AGCO’s marketing staff. We were told we would get an early preview of the launch of one of the […] Read more

Eastbound and down

When I sat down to write my blog entry this week, I started into a serious discussion of the major topics affecting farmers lately: the China syndrome, inaccurate press coverage of key ag topics in some non-farm publications—due to a significant lack of understanding of the issues by those reporters covering them—and so on. Then […] Read more

Taking in the classics

When I first started writing about tractors and machinery, I was only looking at older machines, anything vintage, rare, unique or just plain interesting. Or perhaps more accurately stated, anything that was interesting to the editors I was supplying articles to, which meant almost anything old on Canadian farms. That’s because my first customers as […] Read more

Out of the Morning

In a radio broadcast to the people of occupied France during World War II, Winston Churchill reassured them that liberation would come. “Sleep well,” he said, “For morning will come”. On June 6, 1944 as the sun rose, morning had truly dawned. It was D Day. The largest seaborne invasion fleet ever assembled began to […] Read more