Posts from "July, 2016"

Thanks for stopping by

The last two weeks have been a bit of a blur for those of us involved with the Grainews UTV Challenge. Not only did we organize the event and test nine different machines from seven manufacturers, we put them on display at the Ag in Motion farm show near Saskatoon after the judging was completed.

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Important “summer thinking” ahead

In perhaps what is a window between field spraying and harvest it may be a good time to think about the overall business/financial planning sides of the farm operation, says consultant Art Lange. Lange, a long-time Alberta Agriculture specialist who has been consulting for a dozen years, says there are some key questions producers should

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And the big wrap up on AIM day three

BY LEE HART Nothing impresses a crop protection company expert more when talking to an ag reporter than to demonstrate your knowledge of the agriculture industry. So I got off to amazing start on the third morning at the Ag In Motion farm show in Saskatchewan — as I was looking for the scoop on nitrogen

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India tire maker checks out Canadian market

Coming from a home town with a population of nearly 30 million people in a country where three acres is a common farm size —250 acres is getting into the “Big” farm range — it is no wonder Tarang Srivastava was impressed Tuesday with the seemingly endless wheat and canola fields in the Saskatoon area. “Who

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Up to the challenge

At Grainews we pride ourselves on providing practical production information to our readers, and I think we do a pretty good job of it. This year we had the opportunity provide even more of that practical information on the machinery side of things. With access to the facilities at the new Ag in Motion farm

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Keys, please

For those of us who’ve ever bought a new tractor, taking delivery of it usually means waiting for the dealership truck to come down the driveway and unload it. The driver rolls it off the deck, leaves it running and says, “There you go,” before high tailing it off to some other job. It may

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Another day at the office for Stampede bulls

As The Stampede is about to kick off in Calgary in a couple days it is good to know that bulls are looking forward to (or at least not dreading) the 10 days of rodeo events. That’s the word anyway from a University of Calgary researcher Ed Pajor. He’s a professor in animal behavior at

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