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April 2, 2019

The Do’s & Don’ts of Manure Spreading
Two male farmers observing a pile of manure

Sheldon Grywacheski is a grain producer and professional engineer born and raised in Saskatchewan. He’s gained 30 years of experience working with John Deere, Mitsubishi Hitachi, Brandt Engineered Product, Case Corporation, the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute, and now Dutch Industries. Sheldon has also had extensive exposure to farms and to producers throughout Canada, the United … Continued

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February 27, 2019

Is Intercropping For You?

Intercropping in an age-old method that has been implemented in cultivation for years. Researchers at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) have been evaluating the intercropping system with chickpeas, and so far, the results have been encouraging. With the promise of intercropping to potentially reduce crop risk, continued research and evaluation is important to understand the value in understanding the ratios of different crops.

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December 20, 2018

Prairie Farmers at a Disadvantage on World Stage with Carbon Tax

No one likes a new tax, regardless of the purpose behind it. Building new schools, improving healthcare programs and fighting climate change are all valid pursuits, but the tactics are hotly debated and Canada’s new carbon tax is no exception.   The basics of the national carbon tax The national climate framework, defined about two … Continued

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June 27, 2018

Shipping Grain? Bill C-49 Amendments Seek To Improve Canadian Rail Service For Farmers

For the past five years, we’ve been hearing about how shortcomings in the grain transportation system have restricted the movement of Western Canadian crops. Some good news on the topic came in late May with the passage of Bill C-49, federal legislation that seeks to amend the Canada Transportation Act (CTA) through several provisions aiming … Continued

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June 12, 2018

Why We Attend Canada’s Farm Progress Show

It’s one of our most important agricultural shows of the year and also one of the largest in western Canada. Canada’s Farm Progress Show draws in exhibitors from across the prairie provinces to put on one of the largest shows in the agricultural industry, bringing together the most innovative technology and knowledgeable ag leaders. This … Continued

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October 11, 2017

Saskatchewan Farmer Loves Living Farm Legacy In Spite of Challenges

Dean Degelman’s farm in Odessa, a village in southeast Saskatchewan, has been in his family for six generations. And in today’s increasingly challenging climate for small farm businesses in Canada, he feels extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to become part of the family farm operations approximately 20 years ago. “Even when I started, … Continued

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