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Five acclamations in Alberta Wheat Commission election

Three directors and two regional representatives for the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) were acclaimed, according to a statement issued by the commission. Each of the five regions of the AWC includes two directors and three regional representatives, serving a maximum of two consecutive terms of three years. The directors are sitting members of the board […] Read more

Family sees four options to get farm finances on track

If you’re in financial trouble, address the problem without abandoning your goals

Farmers facing financial issues should address these issues as soon as they occur. In this case, Joe and Sally saw a potential problem and took steps to find a way forward. Although this example is a small farm, the issues and options are equally applicable to larger operations. A farm couple that we will call […] Read more

Three things essential to farm safety

In safety terms, competency is a combination of training, knowledge, and experience. In industries like construction, developing competency is fairly straightforward — an employer provides structured training, makes sure their employees pass tests and keep records of experience using resumés. On the farm, competency is just as important. A person is competent if they possess […] Read more

Using crop rotation to manage pests

There are many important decisions to be made on a farm and choosing a proper crop rotation is one of them. Some growers select a wide range of crops to grow, others only grow the two most profitable. The general agronomic and long-term economic recommendation is to have a minimum of a four-year rotation with […] Read more

Sask. harvest presses on after stalled field operations

Saskatchewan Crop Report for the week ending October 28

Despite unfavorable weather, producers were able to make good harvest progress last week. Ninety per cent of the crop is now in the bin, up from 83 per cent last week but remains behind the five-year (2014-2018) average of 96 per cent for this time of year. Many areas received mixed precipitation that has stalled […] Read more

GMC Sierra HD truck gets trailer-towing updates

GM adds the ability for drivers to “see through” the trailer they’re towing behind

GM thinks size matters — at least when it comes to trucks. The company’s press release announcing the updated design for its 2020 Sierra HD pickup line puts it this way, “The 2020 Sierra HD has a commanding, powerful design rooted in a new architecture with larger proportions.” It’s hard to argue that truck guys […] Read more

Europe’s biggest arable farm extends to 57,000 hectares

The largest farm in the EU is in Romania, but owned by a UAE investment fund

With 57,000 hectares to harvest and a subsidy cheque of $15 million coming in, Agricost is the largest farm in Europe and is based in Romania. In the spring of 2018, United Arab Emirates-based investment fund Al Dahra purchased the farm from a Romanian businessman in a deal worth over $345 million. This investment group […] Read more

Carbon costs affecting grain drying for Prairie farmers

Opponents say the rebates won't fully cover the additional costs farmers must pay

Glacier FarmMedia – Farmers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta struggling to get their crops harvested will also be paying higher costs for drying thanks to the federal carbon levy. While the federal carbon price offers relief for gasoline and light fuel oil costs used in tractors and trucks, there is no exemption for grain drying […] Read more

Harvest progress in Sask. picks up steam

Saskatchewan Crop Report for the week ending October 21

Many producers were able to continue with harvest operations last week as 83 per cent of the crop is now in the bin. This is up from 69 per cent last week but remains behind the five-year (2014-2018) average of 93 per cent for this time of year. Many areas received very little precipitation which […] Read more

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