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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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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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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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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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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Earl’s figures the U.S. has better beef

Geez, Earl…this is Canada! There are about 12 million head of cattle in Canada including about nine million head just in Western Canada — they may not be all slaughter ready, but there are plenty — and you’re telling me your buyers have to go to Nebraska to find cattle? And what is this line that your

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Let me make you famous…for a price  

Sports and advertising don’t always have things in common, except when you consider how completely out of whack — out of touch — these industries can be with real life. Take the biggest sporting event in the world (according to the Americans) — The Super Bowl (even though I didn’t see the game). But TV advertising during

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Blackmailed into promoting pulses

You really have to know someone to get a recipe in Grainews, so I decided this blog was a good place to post a recipe and also promote the International Year of Pulses too. The recipe below is called Wheatberry and Lentil Salad. It was one that was featured during presentations at the recent Farm

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