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Agriculture

The evolution of farming is amazing, startling, crazy, and scary.

The evolution of farming is amazing, startling, crazy, and scary.

Readdressing concerns of grain transportation

So the last two weeks I wrote about the retreaded ideas for addressing the concerns of grain transportation at the recent Grain Millers Harvest Showdown.
Worry over the humble honey bee

Worry over the humble honey bee

Who would have thought the humble honey bee would become the sounding bell to raise public concern over a growing environmental effort. The concern revolves around the apparent impact neonicotinoids have on bee populations.

Farmers caring for livestock

How farmers care for their livestock has become one of the big consumer questions. Or, at least it seems that way. Ask a person on the street if they want drug injected beef and the answer is likely to be no.

The idea of biodiesel production

It is sometimes interesting how something pops up one day, quite by happenstance and the next thing you know you see it popping up in other places. An example happened to me recently.

No easy solution to water and farming

The issue of water and farming is one which just won't go away. The reason it persists is simple enough to understand, there is just not an easy solution to the core questions at play.

Mother Nature's impact on agriculture

Nothing can make an agricultural columnist look more wrong than Mother Nature. That singular fact has been brought back to slap me across the back of the head in the last couple of weeks.

Yields better than anticipated

It was only a few weeks ago much of Eastern Saskatchewan and Western Manitoba was left floating by a deluge of rain at the end of June.

Unmanned aerial vehicles in the agriculture world

A few weeks back I was on the disc golf course in Yorkton, and as I came away from the ninth basket I was drawn to a gentleman operating a radio-controlled flying machine. It was not an airplane, nor was it a helicopter.
Agriculture's importance marked

Agriculture's importance marked

Agriculture Week and the start of the 25th anniversary edition of the Grain Millers Harvest Showdown were marked with a ceremonial branding ceremony Monday.