Posts from "April, 2013"

Farming is farming whether it’s catfish or canola

And I thought the debate over the Canadian Wheat Board was deep. I have been getting emails lately from Gavin Gibbons of the National Fisheries Institute, which represents many fish companies in the United States and it is all about a pending decision on whether to eliminate the U.S. Catfish Inspection Program. Now, obviously they

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Another tale about a horse named Chester

Cecil Orr of Sifton, Manitoba also had a horse named Chester at one time. Cecil called me after he read a column I wrote in Grainews in February about a horse named Chester that I had back in the late 70s. Mine wasn’t much of a tale, other than I owned Chester, rode him for

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UNCRATING THE HOG INDUSTRY

I read recently that Calgary Co-op food retail chain, then national hog processor Olymel, and mostly recently Tim  Horton’s restaurants are among the latest companies to make it known that hog producers have to change their production practices. These companies, and others have set deadlines where they will no longer accept pork from operations using

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Why a company-owned equipment dealership?

According to a report in a reputable European magazine, Germany-based farm equipment manufacturer Claas is preparing to open a network of 14 company-owned dealerships in the northern part of its home country. The stores are said to open sometime in 2014. Apparently, the brand is discontinuing its relationship with the 19-outlet dealership chain that had

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