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Tech advice without the 1-800 hurdle

Partners with Tech Direct Solution make staff easily accessible

If calling a 1-800 number for technical support from crop input or service providers has proven time consuming and even frustrating, a new service launched this spring is helping farmers to connect directly with people they need to talk to — and it’s free. The service is called Tech Direct Solution and was launched in […] Read more

The size of grain bins has exploded in the last generation and it’s not uncommon to see 30- to 60-foot-high bins. Climbing these high bins without any protection is incredibly dangerous, says Robert Gobeil, an agricultural health and safety specialist with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association.

Bin fall prevention equipment options and six top safety tips

Safety options include personal fall protection equipment, ladder landings and spiral staircases

Quick poll: have you or anyone you know ever fallen from a grain bin ladder? If you can answer “no” to that question, count yourself very lucky, and you’re likely in the minority of Canadian farmers. “At literally every tradeshow, we talk to a dozen people who have fallen off a grain bin. Pretty much […] Read more


Jason McNaughton says Sollio Agriculture specialists will continue to work closely with swine, dairy and poultry producers.

Sollio Agriculture name comes west

Larger company strengths livestock nutrition business

Western Canadian livestock producers will be seeing a new name at various retailers across the West as the long-operating Standard Nutrition Canada is replaced with the Sollio Agriculture name. Based in Quebec, but now with a reach across the country, Sollio Agriculture is a co-op-structured company providing a wide range of crop input and livestock […] Read more

A grain rescue tube and a portable auger available to fire departments trained in grain extrication will greatly increase the probability of a victim surviving a grain entrapment, says Robert Gobeil, CASA’s agricultural health and safety specialist.

CASA, Corteva to equip rural fire departments with life-saving grain rescue equipment

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in collaboration with Corteva Agriscience Canada will equip rural fire departments with the training and equipment needed for grain entrapment rescues. CASA’s grain safety program, BeGrainSafe, is designed to save lives and is generously supported by sponsors like Corteva. This support has helped to build the BeGrainSafe mobile demonstration […] Read more



“You don’t have to have many crops that you can’t take off the fields because you don’t have the grain-handling capacity before a system will pay for itself.

Forward thinking your grain storage plan

A Manitoba farmer was forced after a fire to rebuild his grain-handling yard. Here’s what he learned about planning for the future

When Manitoba farmer Brad Fehr, his father, Willie, and his sons, Mitch and Kent, installed four new 50,000-bushel-capacity bins in 2015, they figured they were well set up for grain handling into the foreseeable future. What they didn’t anticipate was just two years later their 38-year-old grain dryer caught fire halfway through harvest, forcing them […] Read more


More opportunities to meet innovation in agriculture online

Ag in Motion Special Event Feature

With so many ways to meet agricultural innovation at Ag in Motion Discovery Plus, it’s hard to believe the show has even more to offer — but it does. The Innovations Program, Field of STARS, and AIM Lounge provide additional opportunities for registered guests to engage virtually. The Innovations Program, which returns to Ag in […] Read more

Nutrien Ag Solutions is one of the regular Ag In Motion exhibitors that has established plots this summer at the AIM farm show site near Lanigan, Sask. These plots of canola and corn will be some of those featured during the virtual AIM show July 21 to 25.

The show must go on(line)

Ag In Motion Discovery Plus will be as close to the real thing as possible

You may not physically be in Lanigan, Sask., July 21 to 25 this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still spend at least a few hours, if not a few days, next week checking out new products and new technology at the sixth annual Ag In Motion (AIM) farm show. In keeping with COVID-19 […] Read more


This Vaderstad drill, pulled by a Case IH track tractor, helped seed part of the Field of Excellence field-scale applied research plot where variable-rate seed and fertility treatments are being evaluated.

Ag in Motion Field of Excellence goes virtual

While some 30,000 farmers from across Western Canada won’t be converging on the Ag In Motion (AIM) farm show site near Lanigan, Sask., that doesn’t mean all is quiet on the 640-acre Discovery Farm site, which has hosted Western Canada’s largest outdoor farm show for the past six years. Discovery Farm is the name of […] Read more

These soybeans filled in their crop plot very well at last year's Ag in Motion.

Ag in Motion crop plot tours run daily

Ag in Motion Special Event Feature

The Ag in Motion Discovery Plus crop plots area will bring farmers the latest developments from the field through virtual plot tours, presented by FCC. Representatives from crop plot partners, including Nutrien, Bayer, Yara North America, SeCan, and more will be interviewed by journalists about what’s new for 2020 and the benefits of the varieties […] Read more


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