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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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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Life happens and it can be cruel

I certainly can’t and I hope many other people can’t really imagine what Roger and Bonita Bott of central Alberta are dealing with right now as they prepare to bury three of their kids Friday at a funeral service in Red Deer. Their three daughters, Catie, 13, and twins Dara and Jana, 11 died about a week ago from

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Now we can get back to talking about Liberal weeds

It is the honest truth, the first thing I saw this morning when I walked in my office was this photo from 100 years ago of me interviewing federal Conservative party leader Robert Stanfield during a campaign swing through Cranbrook, B.C. — and I am guessing it was 1974. Bob didn’t win that year either. (Just

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Great day for a Hereford sale

Nothing kick starts the Thanksgiving holiday weekend like a good Hereford cattle production sale. I was out touring the country last Saturday with brother-in-law Joe — first a stop at Princess Auto, an amazing store that always has a fantastic stock of things I need, even though I didn’t know that walking in the door, then

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Amazing agri-prize offered for 100-bushel canola crop

If you think you can do a great job of growing canola and are interested in a prize worth close a million dollars you’ll want to sign up for the recently announced Agri-prize Contest challenging Western Canadian and northern U.S. farmers to break the record on canola production. The Agri-prize Contest announced at Western Canada’s

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