Posts from "November, 2011"

Man, it is one cold-hearted government in Alberta

The story of a Pincher Creek, AB rancher getting fined $354 for helping a neighbor haul cattle to the auction, is another example of wondering whether the world has any common sense left. Assuming Barb Glen in her Western Producer report just didn’t make the whole thing up, (but as often is said, truth is

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Live from Agritechnica 3

With only a few hours left before the doors close for the final time on Agritechnica 2011, more than a few people were trying to squeeze in a final visit. The exhibition halls were busy, to say the least. Because it’s Saturday, there were parents and kids almost everywhere. With a journalist’s press pass, though,

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Live from Agritechnica 2

Yesterday, I gave you a few stats on just how many exhibits were on site here at Agritechnica in Hanover Germany. But here’s a little trivia on the facility itself—or the Hannover Messe, as it’s known locally. Hanover is in the northern region of Germany and the Messe (fair grounds) is located on the south

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Live from Agritechnica

Every second year, the German Agricultural Society, DLG, hosts Agritechnica, the largest farm machinery exhibition on the planet. It’s held in Hanover Germany. By any standard, the show is enormous. 2,700 exhibitors from 48 countries are showing their newest and best. But unlike nearly all other venues, many manufacturers are also giving you a glimpse

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Politics and political correctness – no laughing matter

Politics and political correctness drive me nuts sometimes. I am glad the provincial election is over in Saskatchewan so now everyone can get back to work. Premier Brad Wall and his Conservative government were re-elected Monday. I didn’t have any vested interest in the Saskatchewan election, other than I called a provincial government specialist a

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Striking agricultural gold in the Yukon

The northern lights have seen queer sights but the queerest they ever did see, was… an agriculture conference in the subarctic, maybe? At least that what I would have thought a few weeks before I was invited to Whitehorse to be a guest speaker at one. Now, as I sit in the Vancouver airport on

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