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Farm sector about to awaken

Farm sector about to awaken

As the end of February draws near there is a change in the wind in terms of farming. In general terms farmers tend to go into a somewhat dormant state from about the time Christmas decorations go up, until the calendar flips to March.
Pasture partnership established

Pasture partnership established

Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), Community Pasture Patrons Association of Saskatchewan (CPPAS), Public Pastures – Public Interest (PPPI) and Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation (SWF) examined Saskatchewan’s approach to pasture
Rail capacity still not good enough

Rail capacity still not good enough

The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) has received the latest of its commissioned reports on the export basis numbers for grain within the Canadian transportation and handling system, and the numbers do not reflect good news for
Good nutrition for cows

Good nutrition for cows

It is no surprise that reproduction has huge impacts to productivity in the cow calf industry. The key to a healthy productive herd is based in a solid nutrition program that meets the needs of the animals that you are feeding.

Muddied waters of grain price predicting

It is a wonder that when it comes to grain markets anyone has a good idea about what they will be tomorrow morning, let alone months before seeding, and farther still from the next harvest. The most recent report from AgAdvance.
Drones, 3D printers emerging ag tech

Drones, 3D printers emerging ag tech

When it comes to technology on the farm there appears to be explosion of potential on the horizon. However, just what farmers might ultimately do with some of the new developments will take some time to see, offered Peter Gredig with AgNition Inc..
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.