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Year: 2010

Is the New Ag Commodity Price Plateau Real? – Ron Frost

By: Shaun Haney

December 24, 2010

When you turn on the TV or your computer, it is quite common place to hear or read about the new price reality for commodities.  Many of you...Read more »

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Outlook for the Canadian Dollar in the First Quarter of 2011

By: Shaun Haney

December 23, 2010

Do you remember when the Canadian Dollar was sixty cents? Remember when the Canadian Dollar was not volatile and was jokingly called the Canadian...Read more »

Beef Market Update – Will Santa Bring the Gift of a Profitable 2011 First Quarter

By: Shaun Haney

December 22, 2010

When you look back at 2010 it was a real turnaround year for the cattle markets.  Both the Canadian feedyard and the rancher did quite well...Read more »

What Tommy and Fritz Can Teach Farm Families About Christmas

By: Shaun Haney

December 20, 2010

The Succession Saga – Part Four By Dick Haney, Haney Farms We heard this weekend how yet another of our brave soldiers in Afghanistan had perished...Read more »

We Are Talking Christmas Baking!!!!

By: Shaun Haney

December 18, 2010

Its the Christmas season and there is no better way to bring in the holidays than with the AgChat community this coming tuesday.  Even better is...Read more »

CASE IH Launches the Tier 4 Engine to Meet EPA and CEPA Requirements

By: Shaun Haney

December 17, 2010

Whether you are talking about your car engines or tractor engines, there is a constant push from manufacturers to increase fuel economy and meet new...Read more »

The Idea of Farm Worker Unions in Canada is Ridiculous

By: Shaun Haney

December 16, 2010

By Shaun Haney, RealAgriculture.com This week on 60 Minutes they featured Brazil’s rise to world economic super power.  Brazil is the...Read more »

Review of the CWB Election – Kevin Bender, WCWGA

By: Shaun Haney

December 16, 2010

The Canadian Wheat Board election results are in and we didn’t even need a drum roll. The election was quiet before hand and even quieter after the...Read more »

Is $200/MT the Top For Feed Barley? – Mike Jubinville, Pro Farmer Canada

By: Shaun Haney

December 16, 2010

Last weekend I was at a shop party with many of my neighbours in Picture Butte. Get a bunch of farmers, ranchers and feedyard owners together and...Read more »

Key Trends in Canadian Agriculture for 2011 – Rob Hannam

By: Shaun Haney

December 15, 2010

This week I was reading themonthly edition of the Synthesis – Network E-Newsletter and I was intrigued.  Not only was it the first list for...Read more »

Succession Saga Part 3 – Your Exit Is All About Timing in the Family Business

By: Shaun Haney

December 14, 2010

By Dick Haney Whether You are Entering or Exiting a Business as General Manager, Timing is Everything. “You got to know when to hold’em, know...Read more »

Taking Our Place on the Global Agricultural Stage

By: Jay Bradshaw

December 13, 2010

In November Syngenta celebrated its 10 year anniversary. I’ve been President for nine of those years, and have seen first hand the rapid pace of...Read more »

Canola Acre Forecast for 2011 – Whats Your Vote?

By: Shaun Haney

December 9, 2010

In Western Canada, canola is the talk of the town at every coffee shop.  Farmers are booking canola seed at a rapid pace to ensure they have...Read more »

Global Wheat Outlook – Bruce Burnett, CWB

By: Shaun Haney

December 9, 2010

Across North America everyone is talking about the bullish tone of corn and soybeans. Is wheat going to be the weaker sister in 2011? How much higher...Read more »

Charges Have Been Laid Against the Pigeon King Arlan Galbriath

By: Shaun Haney

December 8, 2010

Arlan Galbraith was known as the pigeon king. It was just too bad that the king fell from his crown. Even worse is the potential that the king was a...Read more »