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Wheat Pete’s Word, Feb 20: Rotation kickbacks, iced wheat fields, and warm fertilizer for soybeans

We’re talking rotation trade-offs in this edition of Wheat Pete’s Word — and, no, not just because your host Peter Johnson loves him some wheat crop. It’s all about year three benefits when looking at a three or four year rotations vs. two-year alternating crop plans, Johnson says, and the results could be as high… Read More

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Beef Market Update: Market reversals, carcass weights, and what’s going on with basis

It’s a mid-week Beef Market Update, and although we always love and appreciate having Anne Wasko from the Gateway Livestock Exchange on the show, she says what she’s about to say might not make people too happy. Wasko says there’s two very different scenarios unfolding in the markets currently, and the good and the bad… Read More

Claas Lexion 760 Terra Trac combine sets world-record harvest

In 2010, Claas set a world record when the Lexion 760 Terra Trac combine harvested 51,153 bushels of corn in a 10-hour period. Claas product manager Jeff Gray drove the combine that day and he was back in the cab last September to help Craig Stewart and sons Bob and Brad set new harvesting records… Read More

AFS Connect Magnum tractors make the next move towards autonomous equipment

Case IH has unveiled the new AFS Connect Magnum series tractors and new technology partners as they rethink the way a tractor can be operated. The Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) precision technology is another step in the process of developing self-driving machinery for farmers. Bill Weber, Case IH high-horsepower marketing leader, was at… Read More

Raised on the farm pays long term dividends

In farming, genetics is critical to success in both growing crops and raising livestock. If you combine top flight genetics and the right environment you increase your rate of success dramatically. In a similar way,  growing up on a farm can foster so many great traits and skills in kids that are expressed as adults…. Read More

New Genesis T8 tractor built on an intuitive precision farming platform

New Holland says it has built its new Genesis T8 tractor series from the ground up to deliver improved precision technology and a revamped cab that gives growers a new level of customizable tractor control. New Holland rolled out the Genesis T8 with Precision Land Management (PLM) Intelligence, the company’s precision farming platform, at the National Farm Machinery… Read More

Canola School: Research into BMPs for neonic use and neonic alternatives seeks farmer involvement

Dr. Christy Morrissey was working in an area of scientific research that was not of much interest to most people. But then, neonicotinoid insecticide started being blamed for all sorts of environmental problems – most notably colony collapse disorder of honeybees – and all of a sudden, she found herself in the centre of an… Read More

Rural crime: Know the legal ramifications of your own actions

Rural crime has become more and more of a problem in the past couple of years, and a big topic of conversations at CropConnect this year. For one breakout session, lawyer Lisa Labossiere, of Myers LLP, went over recent court cases pertaining to rural crime involving farmer interaction to help ensure farmers understand what they… Read More

Al-Katib sets path forward for AGT Foods following privatization

With just a few regulatory hurdles to go, AGT Foods and Ingredients will soon revert back to a private company. Led by Murad Al-Katib, founder, president and CEO, the Saskatchewan-based pulse and grain processor has big plans in the years ahead, including a “scale up and grow” plan that includes heavy investments into infrastructure and transport… Read More

Grain markets miss out on cupid’s arrow— this week in the grain markets

Grain markets marched through the middle of February with most of the focus on three things: trade war negotiations between China and the U.S.; the potential for another U.S. government shutdown (and thus, no grain trade data again); and, continued digestion of the February WASDE report published by the USDA last week. All things considered,… Read More

Co-chair of CropConnect reflects on the sold out show

Just like that, the sixth annual CropConnect conference has come and gone. Held at Winnipeg, Man., a total of nine producer groups help put on the big show, including: the Manitoba Canola Growers Association, Manitoba Corn Growers Association, Manitoba Flax Growers Association, Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers, Manitoba Oat Growers Association, Manitoba Seed Growers Association,… Read More

Winnipeg Jets GM speaks about taking his farm roots with him to the rink

The Winnipeg Jets were playing against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night in Winnipeg, Man., however, born and raised farm kid, Kevin Cheveldayoff took time off in the afternoon of game day to speak to producers and others in the agriculture industry. To close out the 6th annual CropConnect conference, the general manager and vice-president… Read More

Pinball Clemons honours, energizes farmers

If you were lucky enough to be at the sold out CropConnect conference this year, one keynote speaker was sure to leave you feeling refreshed and full of energy. If you weren’t able to attend, have no fear, as you’ll still be able to feel energized from CFL legend Michael “Pinball” Clemons as he shares… Read More

“Doing the books” doesn’t have to be overwhelming

Farmers, as a rule, like to farm. They like to put seed in the ground, watch it grow, and harvest it, or raise livestock and put up feed. Some farmers like to do other things: work in the shop, attend conferences, or maybe serve on boards. Somewhat more rare, though, are farmers that like to… Read More

Maddening Millennials and their food love can’t be ignored by the farming industry

They’re the generation we love to hate: Millennials. Often called entitled and lazy (largely by Baby Boomers who can’t open a PDF), Millennials are the next huge generation both in numbers and influence. And because of that sway and market power, David Coletto, of Abacus Data, warns that any industry that ignores their preferences, interests,… Read More

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