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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



Seed growers pick the year’s top performers

Although most crops did quite well in 2020, a few varieties really stood out

On average, 2020 presented a pretty decent growing season, with decent yields and decent grain, oilseed and pulse crop quality, all contributing to a general sense of industry optimism, say seed growers across Western Canada. Region to region it wasn’t perfect — some excessive rains in the central Peace River region and parts of northern […] Read more


New 6000 series straw-walker combines from CLAAS

The redesign offers higher capacity and improved straw quality

German ag equipment manufacturer Claas has been steadily growing its presence in Canada and the United States for several years now. The yellow paint scheme once used on its combines sold here was the result of a joint marketing partnership between Claas and Caterpillar. However, the companies parted ways a long time ago, and Claas […] Read more

The pea crop on the left side of the photo was treated with Nodulator Duo, which includes rhizobium as well as another bacteria that produces a root strengthening bio-film. The crop on the right side of the photo was treated with a competitive product that was rhizobium-only.

Biological power complements inoculants for pulse crops

Nitrogen-fixing rhizobia aren’t just for pulse and legume crops

While the 2020 crop may not be harvested and in the bin yet, early fall is still a good time to be thinking about the 2021 crop and lining up pulse crop inoculants for the coming growing season. Producers should be lining up inoculant needs this fall to avoid disappointment next spring. In addition to […] Read more


New nitrogen stabilizer available in Canada

Anvol offers long-lasting protection from ammonia volatilization

Anvol, a new, patented, nitrogen stabilizer developed by Koch Agronomic Services, is now available in Canada. The product, which can be used with urea or UAN (urea ammonium nitrate) fertilizers, offers extended volatilization protection through a novel active ingredient called Duromide. The active ingredient was designed to provide longer-lasting protection from ammonia volatilization beyond the […] Read more

Select fire departments located near G3’s new grain elevators in the Carmangay, Irricana, Morinville, Stettler County, Wetaskiwin and Vermilion areas will be trained before receiving the rescue equipment. Sturgeon County Emergency Services, near G3 Morinville, received the BeGrainSafe training this August.

G3 donates grain rescue equipment to rural Alberta fire departments

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with G3, is pleased to announce the donation of $25,000 worth of life-saving grain rescue equipment to several rural Alberta fire departments. Select fire departments located near G3’s new grain elevators in the Carmangay, Irricana, Morinville, Stettler County, Wetaskiwin and Vermilion areas will be trained before receiving […] Read more


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