Who’s in your cab?

As harvest operations kick into gear, there has been no shortage of farmer postings on social media sites. There are now recent images and video of every conceivable harvesting scene you could imagine. But in looking at some of them, one thing stood out to me: there are an awful lot of posts proudly showing

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In the cab at Case IH

  Last week Case IH invited us ag media types down to Iowa to see what they had in store for 2018. Using their pavilion on the grounds of U.S. Farm Progress Show in Boone, the marketing staff not only let us see what machines they were introducing, we actually had a chance to drive

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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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Machinery Challenge 2017

Pick up any automotive magazine and you’ll find several pages devoted to road test evaluations of new cars and trucks. The same goes for power sports magazines. ATV, snowmobiles and UTVs regularly see this kind of editorial evaluation by staff writers. But when it comes to farm machinery, you just don’t see those kinds of

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Is this the droid you’re looking for?

There’s no question that the number of new product introductions from Canadian short-line manufacturers so far this year has been low, at least when compared to what we’ve seen over the last five-or-so years. During that time the weeks leading up to Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina would see my email inbox almost always

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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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