Posts from "June, 2016"

Get out there and love your peas

You know when the crop checker leaves a handwritten note in the field, weighted down with a rock, and signed with “XOXO” that your field peas are in good hands. Not everyone would put this amount of feeling into checking crop conditions, so when I found this note on the edge of a southern Alberta

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Your money can’t buy you love

On the eve of the Brexit vote I was sitting in a restaurant in Hungary having dinner with a group that included a British freelance journalist who also farms in the UK. She correctly predicted the then-pending referendum would fall in favour of an “out” vote, which would remove the UK from the European Union.

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Good beef marketing services

I’ve been away from this blogging thing for so long, I can only imagine how many people are wandering around wondering what to do with their days — well you now have some purpose… I am back. It’s not my fault I suffer from severe procrastination. I don’t know how many times I have seen a

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Life after a dealership divorce

Every farmer needs to have a decent relationship with at least one local machinery dealership. Those businesses play a pretty big role in keeping farm operations ticking along, and getting to know the staff in the parts and service department can definitely help with machine maintenance and repairs. A good service manager will almost certainly

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It’s showtime

Now that we’re well into June, the farm show season is about to kick into high gear. Every year the major shows highlight the cutting edge innovations about to hit the ag equipment market. And in past years, there has been an avalanche of them. Although with the slowdown in machinery sales that started last

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Ups and downs in the market

Just two years ago, ag equipment manufacturers were struggling to keep up to customer orders. Assembly plants were working beyond their capacities pumping out virtually every type of machine at breakneck speed. That unprecedented demand was spurred on by seemingly unbounded optimism across all sectors of agriculture. But there were a few muffled voices saying,

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