Posts from "July, 2015"

Ag in Motion highlights

Drinking plenty of fluids was the order of the day at the Ag in Motion outdoor farm show, which was held a few minutes outside the city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in late July. Fortunately, there were plenty of vendors willing to sell bottles of water, soft drinks or even something a little stronger. The show

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Amazing agri-prize offered for 100-bushel canola crop

If you think you can do a great job of growing canola and are interested in a prize worth close a million dollars you’ll want to sign up for the recently announced Agri-prize Contest challenging Western Canadian and northern U.S. farmers to break the record on canola production. The Agri-prize Contest announced at Western Canada’s

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Losing direction

There has been much discussion and sociological study in academic circles in recent years about what impact the digital age has had on our societies. Some of the things that used to come under the heading of common sense, or at least common knowledge, we’re told are now foreign concepts to many who are engaged

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DuPont Pioneer opens corn research centre near Lethbridge

It’s official…corn is coming. With the snip of an inordinately large pair of scissors Wednesday, at a new research centre near Lethbridge, AB, DuPont Pioneer Canada officially re-confirmed its commitment to the development of new and improved — earlier and higher yielding — field corn varieties for Western Canada. The company which has been involved in seed

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Tipping the monkeys

There aren’t many times when you go into a business and come out feeling you got more than you expected in terms of customer service. But I had that experience last week. Every now and again when I get busy, I just pull into one of those quick lube places in the city to get

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