Lee Hart

Lee Hart

Lee Hart is a long-time farm writer, and honorary member of the Alberta Institute of Agrologists, with many observations on the agriculture industry, who never hesitates to admit he is wrong (should that ever happen.)


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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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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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So long AIM — it was another good run

It’s all over now except for the crying, folks. Ag In Motion (AIM) 2017 is history. And really the only crying that might be done, is by the dedicated volunteers and employees of the show who stay on the AIM grounds near Langham, SK for another 10 days to two weeks to clean up and

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Ag In Motion was an informative first day

It’s official. If you want your province to dry out call Charles Schmidt. This climatological fact was among the many things I learned at the first day of the 2017 Ag In Motion (AIM) farm show near Langham, Sask. Tuesday. (About 20 minutes from Saskatoon — the show is still running Wednesday and Thursday so

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New(er) crop potential of hemp and dryland corn

Hemp and corn aren’t necessarily brand new crops in Western Canada, but both have the makings to offer farmers some viable cropping options, say researchers. Jan Slaski, researcher with Alberta Innovates in Vegreville says industrial hemp —used for both food and fibre products — grows very well in most regions across the prairies. The crop has

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Alberta bovine TB case update

The isolated cases of TB in southern Alberta beef in 2016 may have dropped from the headlines, but the quarantine is still in effect on nearly three dozen Alberta/Saskatchewan farms and ranches. Alberta Beef Producers, in mid-June, provided the following update that explains the investigation to detect possibly infected animals continues, and it will likely

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Updates and reminders on weeds and insects

I didn’t actually hop through the plots at Farming Smarter’s first field day of the year near Lethbridge, AB last week, but I did walk fairly briskly because I knew their were donuts and a great lunch waiting at the end of the tour of nicely established research plots maintained by the southern Alberta applied

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Prince Philip “gone fishing”

Wouldn’t you know it. The guys stumbles into this cushy job and immediately after 67 years decides to coast. The UK and a good part of the world was rocked this morning by news that Prince Philip, at age 96, is talking retirement. At least he had the courtesy to give everyone five month’s notice.

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