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Build your grain marketing plan from the ground up

Build your grain marketing plan from the ground up

A robust grain marketing plan will help you get the most out of your hard-earned crops. Use these expert tips to get the ball rolling

Neil Blue had only been farming a year or so when he came to an important realization — if you’re selling grain, it pays to educate yourself on the best way to do it. Blue grew up on a family farm and began farming on his own in Vermilion, Alta., in 1981. When he went […] Read more

After a dry growing season

After a dry growing season

While it’s definitely a disappointing and, for some, disastrous year, it’s no time to forget about the soil — farmers are urged to think about soil and nutrient management practices this fall

With soil moisture conditions this August across virtually all of western Canadian farmland ranging from abnormally dry to beyond description, it might seem there isn’t much to be done to improve soil health and management until it rains. However, while it may seem counterintuitive, agronomists and soil specialists alike say don’t forget about soil testing […] Read more


This combine caught fire on the LeBlanc farm near Estevan, Sask., during harvest last September. Gracie LeBlanc, who was harvesting canola at the time, was able to safely exit the cab before it was engulfed in flames.

Don’t let your combine go up in smoke

Blaze a trail on combine safety on your farm with these fire prevention tips

Farmers are always thankful for good neighbours who won’t hesitate to help when you’re in trouble. Jason LeBlanc is certainly one. Last September, he had a huge scare when a combine driven by his teenaged daughter, Gracie, caught fire while she was harvesting canola at the family’s farm near Estevan, Sask. Gracie escaped the blaze […] Read more

For more details on the Canada’s Farm Show program, visit the show website at canadasfarmshow.com.

A new look for former Farm Progress Show

Virtual show for 2021, and hopefully a live event with a new name in 2022

After a one-year hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the long-running Saskatchewan-based farm show, now rebranded as Canada’s Farm Show, is back with a packed agenda during a virtual, online two-day event in mid-June. Formerly known as Canada’s Farm Progress Show staged at the Regina exhibition grounds for more than 40 years, Canada’s […] Read more


To hit up problem weeds, such as herbicide-resistant kochia (far left photo), Alberta farmer Dallas Vert applies a post-harvest weed control treatment of Valtera. Last year, Saskatchewan farmer Dallas Leduc’s post-harvest application of Roundup ProActive 360 tank mixed with four ounces of 2,4-D worked well on Canada thistle (middle photo) and narrow-leaved hawk’s beard (right) on his farm.

Zap troublesome weeds in the fall

Whether it works best pre- or post-harvest depends on several factors

A sampling of western Canadian producers, when asked about their fall weed control measures, have most generally agreed that either a pre- or post-harvest herbicide application is a valuable management tool. Most of the farmers contacted leaned toward a post-harvest treatment with a glyphosate product, although there are a number of caveats that come into […] Read more

Use a pilot vehicle to keep safe on the roads

Use a pilot vehicle to keep safe on the roads

A pilot vehicle can save a lot of frustration for both motorists and agricultural machinery operators. A pilot vehicle can help prevent collisions and injuries and damage to vehicles, farm machinery and road infrastructure.  There are plenty of factors that lead to collisions between agricultural machinery and motorists. Some are unique to large machinery and […] Read more


Can-Am has introduced an updated line of Commander off-road, side-by-side machines for 2021.

Updated side-by-sides from Can-Am

Better performance and more hauling and towing capacity for 2021 Commanders

It’s been 10 years since BRP’s Can-Am brand first introduced its side-by-side Commander models in 2010. Now, the company has given them a major redesign for 2021. BRP claims the revamp not only enhanced the Commanders’ performance but made them more versatile as well. “The 2021 Can-Am Commander is our most versatile side-by-side vehicle, period,” […] Read more

The display area of Agritechnica has seen some of the most unusual and entertaining machinery displays of any farm show in the world.

Agritechnica postponed until early 2022

Major international show delays November event

Any long-time reader of Grainews has almost certainly read about what we’ve seen when walking the aisles at Agritechnica, the world’s largest and arguably most important ag equipment show. It’s held every second November in Hannover, Germany. And Grainews has been there regularly since the 2009 event. The next show was scheduled for this upcoming […] Read more


Ford’s 2021 F-150 offers six engine options, including a new gas-electric hybrid drivetrain that delivers 570 pound-feet of torque.

More, stronger, better: how Ford describes the 2021 F-150

Ford offers V8 to hybrid drivetrain options, boosts pickup performance

The news coming from major machinery brands in recent months has centred around more power and better connectivity. Taking a look at what Ford has to say about its 2021 F150, the news is almost exactly the same — more power (from several engine options), higher tow ratings (up to 14,000 pounds or 6,350 kilograms) […] Read more

Ford subjected the new PowerBoost hybrid F-150 to all the usual durability tests — and added an extra one to make sure engineers had created a reliable design.

Ford F-150 hybrid field test

The automaker exposes the PowerBoost powerplant to extreme conditions

Ford’s new 3.5-litre PowerBoost F-150 made its debut this model year, marking the first time a gas-electric hybrid powertrain has ever been available in the F-150. The PowerBoost drivetrain delivers an impressive 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque, which is the highest torque rating ever for an F-150. But like all components that appear […] Read more


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