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October 8, 2019

3-In-1 Business Model Leads To Farmers’ Success
Alberta/NWT - Outstanding Young Farmers - 2019

First in a series featuring the regional winners of the Outstanding Young Farmers* award from the Prairie provinces. Kirriemuir, Alberta farmers Dallas Vert and Natasha Pospisil understand the meaning of diversification. They have built their business not just on diversification of their crop, but they have also diversified their farm operation into three parts in … Continued

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September 12, 2019

Little Change in Chinese Import Ban on Canadian Canola
Two men standing in a canadian canola field with a pick up truck in the back ground

This is part two of our two-part series on the Chinese Ban on Canadian Canola: Part 1   China’s ongoing ban on canola imports from Canada has kept canola prices low going into harvest, and continued to limit access for a large portion of Canada’s canola crop. Since we first wrote about the ban at … Continued

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August 12, 2019

It Doesn’t Matter Where You Farm – Mother Nature Rules
A country road trailing verticall off into the distance between fields

For two growers on different sides of the globe, it’s the middle of their growing season.  For Watrous, Saskatchewan grower Steve Leslie it is the heat of summer. In Gollan, New South Wales Australia, Farmer Nathan Simpson, it’s right in the middle of the winter. One thing they definitely have in common – both growers … Continued

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June 24, 2019

The Risks and Rewards of Big Data
A drone helicopter flying over a digitized farm field representing data collection

When it comes to modern farming, is there such a thing as too much information? The amount of data available to farmers today offers growers access to detail that is both small scale and big picture so they can adjust most of all aspects of growing, producing and selling agricultural products. “Big data” is the … Continued

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June 4, 2019

Canola Growers React Cautiously to Chinese Import Ban
Two farmers standing outside in a canola field with two white pickup trucks in the background

China’s ban on canola imports from Canada has been bad news for canola prices and for canola farmers. But what will be the immediate impact on the 2019 growing season? One grower says that from what he’s seen, not much. “Our canola seed was bought last year and we didn’t change our plans for this … Continued

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May 2, 2019

Women In Ag: Changing The Face Of Farming

Based on the 2016 agriculture census from Stats Canada, the proportion of female farmers is increasing even as the total number of farm operators decreases. In fact, women make up 28.7% of the 272,000 farmers in the country. Yet while more women are working hard on the land, sometimes they also have to work equally … Continued

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