Posts from "July, 2013"

Brooks packing plant back on track

  I don’t know how bad things had gotten at the former Lakeside Packers plant at Brooks before the big meat recall of 2012, but on a recent media tour of the facility it appears the new owners and managers of JBS Canada are bent on running the cleanest, and most efficient operation possible. A

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Listen and learn at canola field day

(Photo caption…When I took this picture of deer and canola the other day, two things immediately came to mind…this adds a new definition to a condition known as stag head in canola, and second, while every one else is talking about $10 and $12 canola this year, this poor southern Alberta farmer was only looking

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AGCO announces its Fuse Technologies digital strategy

In the last couple of years, there has been no shortage of digital technology announcements from the major ag equipment manufacturers. Auto guidance and telematics have been high their agendas. On July 9th, AGCO made what may be the most significant announcement it ever has on that front. It unveiled its Fuse Technologies concept, what

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Hemp has potential in emerging markets

  Farmers looking for an alternative crop that can pay a decent return, in exchange for more management may want to look into producing hemp. It is a crop that has been around for quite a few years, and in the past I’ve heard stories “well, I can grow it, but now what do I

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Not all bale wrap is created equal

BY LEE HART If you think all round bale wrap is made the same, then you need to look again according to the folks at Tama Canada. You get what you pay for, according to the largest bale wrap manufacturer in the world, and if you want a good quality product, that has strength, protection,

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