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Good winter reads for cattle ranchers

If you are looking for a Christmas gift or just a good read about life on a ranch, longtime Grainews columnist Heather Smith Thomas has written three excellent books that fit the bill. In these volumes, Thomas has captured the essence of the joys and challenges of working with cattle and horses over her lifetime […] Read more


VIDEO: Canada’s Agriculture Day Celebration in Ottawa

Members of the agricultural community gathered in Ottawa and in 200 events around the country to Celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day on Feb. 16, 2017. In this video, Cam Choquette (student), Lane Stockbrugger (farmer) and Michael Hoffort (FCC CEO) share their experiences of the day.



Anderson recognized for a lifetime of contributions

Lifetime rancher and longtime writer remembered

Family, friends, neighbours and livestock industry colleagues from across Western Canada gathered in Glentworth, Saskatchewan on December 10 to remember the life and times of Boyd Anderson, a respected rancher and leader in the Saskatchewan and Canadian beef cattle industries, who passed away Dec. 1, 2016 in Moose Jaw at age 96. Anderson, who had […] Read more


PHOTOS: Scenes from an Agribition

Grainews field editor Lisa Guenther takes in the Canadian Western Agribition

Grainews‘ field editor Lisa Guenther has been taking in the sights and sounds with her camera at this year’s Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, Sask. From Nov. 21 to Nov. 26, the Queen City will be a focus for all things beef as spectators take in the largest livestock show in Canada.



Get the most from your accounting

Tax Planning: Accrual financial statements provide the best for management decisions

Accrual is the way to go with farm financial statements, according to a farm accounting specialist. “Cash accounting only measures cash, and that has nothing to do with profitability,” says Beverly Johnson, a partner at KPMG Enterprise in Saskatoon. Accrual accounting is the measure of profitability, she says. Johnson has been a farm accountant for […] Read more


Saskatchewan farmers prepare to reap a monster crop

Yield estimates are above the 10-year average for all crops

As farmers in north-western Saskatchewan gear up for harvest, it looks like they may have a monster crop on their hands. The latest Saskatchewan Agriculture crop report notes that estimated yields are above the 10-year average across all crops, and the northwest is no exception. “Early pea yields are exceptional,” said Ian Weber, sales manager […] Read more



Ag In Motion: Live Blog (wrap up)

See and read about the newest agricultural technology in the field

Ag In Motion, Western Canada’s first outdoor farm expo, features live demonstrations of field equipment, crop plots and interactive agribusiness exhibits showcasing the products and services relevant to your business. Staff from Grainews, Alberta Farmer Express, the Manitoba Co-operator and the Western Producer will be on-site from July 19-21 covering the event via live blog. Visit the live blog […] Read more


Crops looking good, but fusarium risk is high

Weather conditions see many Saskatchewan farmers spraying fungicides

As crops in north-western Saskatchewan edge closer to maturity, Ian Weber is knocking on wood. “I’m at the point I don’t want to see bugs and hail would be really bad. Because I think we’ve got a monster coming in. Things look good,” said Weber, sales manager with Warrington AgroDynamic of Mervin. The Mervin-Turtleford area […] Read more



Farmers crossing their fingers as crops seen very healthy

Risk for sclerotinia seen as very high for some canola growers

The crops bordering Highway 3, between Glaslyn and Turtleford, are even and lush. Canola is blooming. Peas are flowering. Crops look so good, “it’s kind of scary,” said Geoff Schick, assistant location manager at AgriTeam in Glaslyn, Sask. And it’s not only farmers in north-western Saskatchewan who are crossing their fingers for a bumper crop. […] Read more


LIVE BLOG: Alberta FarmTech 2016

Event begins Tuesday, Jan. 26 and runs to Thursday, Jan. 28

Edmonton’s EXPO Centre at Northlands is the place to be for producers and the public during Alberta FarmTech 2016, running from Jan. 26 to Jan. 28. Want up-to-the-minute information on what’s going on at FarmTech? Check out our live blog page here! FarmTech features more than 50 sessions and a world class lineup of speakers providing […] Read more