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The solution’s in the soil

Joe, a dairy farmer near Millet, Alta., who grows 900 acres of barley silage and barley for milling in a rotation with canola, had called me with his predicament in April, 2011. He’d been experiencing problems with poor emergence and a wavy-looking top to the stand had given him second thoughts about the wisdom of […] Read more

To buy or not to buy

It was April 2011 when I got a call from Joe, a dairy farmer near Millet, Alta., who grows 900 acres of barley silage and barley for milling in a rotation with canola. Joe’s frustration reverberated down the line. Continuously poor yields were affecting the purchase value of the land, and before purchasing it he […] Read more