Posts from "October, 2017"

Sessions offer tips on improving farm profitability

  Alberta Canola is running a series of one-day information sessions across Alberta with a focus on AGRONOMY, MARKETING  & MANAGEMENT. Although the players may change, depending on location, the sessions promise to offer information to help your farm be more profitable. And that’s a pretty good return on investment considering there is no cost

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Bin thinkin’

By now most harvest operations in the west have wound down and machinery is back in the yard. Soon farmers will be busy power washing the dust off combines and chaff out of radiators, along with all the other post-season inspections equipment needs before getting put to bed for the winter. This fall AGCO’s GSI

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James Hargrave will be missed

I was sorry to hear this week that eastern Alberta rancher James Hargrave was killed when the water truck he was driving was in collision with another vehicle and rolled into the ditch. Hargrave, a volunteer fire fighter with the Cypress County Fire Services, was helping battle a raging grass fire that had spread from

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Define it

This week I’ve been working on putting together the annual review of what’s new in tractors, which will appear in a few of Glacier FarmMedia’s (our publisher’s) magazines across the country. As I assembled all the information about what each brand had to offer and double checked what has been making news in the ag

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The heart of the deal

Most people will have heard of Donald Trump’s book, titled “The Art of the Deal”. I suppose those people who’ve actually written books might object to me calling it his book, because it and others credited to him were apparently written for him. I remember reading the book when it first came out. Although, I

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