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AGCO is testing the effect of tire inflation pressures on crop growth with its new Fendt Momentum planter.

High tire inflation pressures stunt plant development

AGCO Crop Tour demonstrates tire pressure’s effect on crop growth

Two years ago, AGCO media relations staff introduced Jason Lee at a press event at the AGCO assembly plant in Jackson, Minn. He was the company’s new agronomist and farm solutions specialist and his job — among other things — was to measure the brand’s equipment designs’ effects on crop production. That data, he said, […] Read more

Roquette’s pea protein plant at Portage la Prairie, Man., is now contracting for organic yellow peas for the 2021 season, providing Canada’s organic pulse growers with access to a new domestic market.

Roquette offering new organic yellow pea contracts

Contract details, preferred varieties and the easiest route to go organic

Growers in Manitoba can now take advantage of new yellow pea contract opportunities with Roquette. The global leader in plant-based food product ingredients is now contracting for conventional and organic yellow peas for its new processing plant near Portage la Prairie, Man., which is at present the largest pea protein plant on the planet. Roquette […] Read more

The show must go on — at least in part

Live agricultural main events have been cancelled, but check out these virtual events

Even as some of the major crop and livestock trade shows and conferences have decided to cancel their full events in late 2020 and into early 2021, that doesn’t mean there aren’t still some virtual or online activities. Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) made the tough decision last summer to cancel its 50th anniversary show in […] Read more

The Forgotten R in 4R Nutrient Management: Free Webinar

Join us for this FREE webinar on Thursday, November 19. Register now here. Glacier FarmMedia GrowPro and Grainews bring you a FREE webinar on managing nitrogen rates for better efficiency, featuring speaker Dr. Mario Tenuta, host Laura Rance-Unger, vice president of content for Glacier FarmMedia and moderator Kari Belanger, editor of Grainews. Dr. Tenuta will discuss […] Read more

Precision ag data ownership may well be a moot point

Your data may already be out there

For as long as there have been precision agriculture tools and data collection, there has been debate over who, ultimately, should own that data. Should it be the sole property of the farmer, or the agronomist or consulting company he or she uses to help interpret it, or should it be available for general, public […] Read more

Design No. 105 on page 98 of The Radford Ideal Homes: 100 Houses Illustrated, 1910.

Les Henry: Catalogue houses of the past. Who were the actors?

Many houses thought to be Eaton’s have turned out to be from some other company

Yesterday’s version of online shopping was the catalogue. In Canada, the T. Eaton Company Ltd. catalogues were most common. Many Santa Claus lists were fulfilled via Canada Post from the T. Eaton catalogue. For Western Canada, the Eaton’s catalogue came from Winnipeg. The range of goods available was extensive — all the way from clothing, […] Read more

Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers plans virtual program

The event will be held in early December

While Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers (COYF) has cancelled the live and in-person annual awards program due to COVID-19, this year to be held in Saskatchewan, the national board has decided to offer a virtual program to mark the 40th anniversary of COYF in Canada. It will be an afternoon virtual program running from 1 to […] Read more

The 2019 Outstanding Young Farmers Simon Michaud and Mylene Bourque of Quebec (left) and Justin and Laura Rogers of Atlantic Canada (right) will have to wait another year to welcome the next national winners.

In-person, Outstanding Young Farmers national awards on hold until 2021

Organizers decided it’s much better when everyone can meet in person

[UPDATE (at bottom): Nov. 13, 2020] Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers (COYF) alumni, nominees and guests will have to wait another year to experience the hospitality of the “Paris of the Prairies,” as the 2020 national awards event to be held in Saskatoon in early December has been cancelled. Read more: COYF plans virtual program The […] Read more

The declaration applies to all the commonly grown grains, as well as most pulse and oilseed crops.

New grain declaration one more liability issue

Signing is a regulatory requirement under the Canada Grains Act

A new declaration Prairie grain farmers need to sign this fall as they deliver grains, oilseeds and pulse crops to the elevator looks simple enough, but farmers should be aware signing it is now a regulatory requirement that comes with legal consequences if someone messes up with deliveries. It is unlikely, or perhaps even rare, […] Read more

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