Posts from "December, 2011"

Sad news about Jay Fox

I was going to write something cute and clever this morning, after the big Christmas break, until I read the news report that Manitoba beef producer Major Jay Fox was being laid to rest today (Wednesday) after dying from injuries suffered in a farm accident last Friday. He was 32. It is one of those

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The end of a remarkable year

2011 was a remarkable year in the farm equipment sector, unlike any in recent memory. The number of new machines introduced to the market this year was more than impressive. John Deere held what it referred to as the largest introduction of new machinery in its 174-year history. AGCO described its new product launch as

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Cell phone apps, CWB ruling, and Christmas

Grainews App works A few months ago I was lamenting in this column that the Grainews app you can download to have Grainews news, weather and sports on your cell phone didn’t work on my Blackberry. That complaint didn’t go over so well. But, regardless I am happy to report that the Grainews app does

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Fuel rationing continues

As I stood at the local card lock fuelling station recently, a sign on the pump cautioned me that it would cut out when I’d loaded 300 litres, everyone’s daily quota of diesel fuel these days. A couple of weeks ago someone had crossed out the previous 500 litre amount on the sign and wrote

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