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Cellphones are a tool for farmers

Cellphones are a tool for farmers

Farmers have always tended to be eager adopters of technology, whether it is direct seeding equipment, or the use of GPS.

The right approach to tech pick-up

In general terms farmers have been rather open to adopting new technologies.
Bee sector tale of good and bad

Bee sector tale of good and bad

The bee and honey sector is in the midst of a good news / bad news situation. The good news are high prices. The bad news the health of bees and their very future.

Backyard can mean food control

It was interesting to sit down with Dean Rugland the manager of the Yorkton Peavey Mart about how the company is trying to focus on small farmers, acreage owners, and the growing realm of urban farmers.
Fighting the mountain pine beetle

Fighting the mountain pine beetle

The Government of Saskatchewan will work to keep the province’s northern pine forests free of mountain pine beetle through a recently renewed agreement with Alberta.

Markets access at the right ‘price’

It’s always interesting to read about reports which are being released in the area of agriculture. Sometimes they bring to light some intriguing information. At other times you are left wondering why it took a report to unveil the obvious.

Funding for 42 agriculture projects

Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced nearly $6.9 million for crop-related research through the Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund (ADF).
Canadian Canola sector focuses on wilt

Canadian Canola sector focuses on wilt

The Canadian canola industry is focused on a collaborative approach to evaluate prevalence and develop a management strategy for verticillium wilt.
Canpotex signs MOU with Sinochem Fertilizer Macao Commercial Offshore Ltd. (Sinofert) of big sale

Canpotex signs MOU with Sinochem Fertilizer Macao Commercial Offshore Ltd. (Sinofert) of big sale

Canpotex Limited (Canpotex) has entered into a new three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Sinochem Fertilizer Macao Commercial Offshore Ltd. (Sinofert) to supply a minimum of 1.

Politics muck up a free market

Everybody talks about free trade as something which we should aspire to. It is felt, at least by many, that unfettered trade would mean those who do the best job of production will prevail and supply those wanting products.