Must Reads


Stories from our other publications

UPDATED: Judge calls Input Capital contracts ‘unconscionable’

UPDATED – May 18, 2018 – 1555 CST – A Saskatchewan court has issued a ruling in a protracted legal battle between Saskatchewan farmer Terry Gustafson of Macoun, Sask., and Input Capital Corp., a Regina based company that signs “canola streaming contracts” with farm clients. In a ruling dated May 17, Court of Queen’s Bench […] Read more

DowDuPont bets on canola in race to boost plant proteins

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – Production of Canada’s biggest crop, canola, has expanded rapidly in recent years amid strong demand for the vegetable oil it produces. But the other processed canola product, meal, takes a backseat to U.S. soymeal to feed certain livestock, due to a reduced protein level. Seed developer DowDuPont Inc hopes to change […] Read more

Bustin’ up lumpy granular to make it flow

Solid lumps found in granular fertilizer are more than just a nuisance. They cost time and money. Those really big heavy lumps waste hours if you try to bust them up. They waste both hours and dollars if you haul them to the landfill or bury them. Medium size lumps can jam up an auger. […] Read more

Small loaders get major update

German wheeled loader expert Schaffer is busy manufacturing its range of agricultural and construction machines for an expanding customer base. With new models in both ranges, new eye-catching modern designs and a dip into the electric loader sector, Schaffer is pulling out the stops to ensure it exactly meets customer needs. The company said it […] Read more

Half of producers watch herbicide rotations

That means 51 percent do not, and farmers are urged to pay more attention to their crop protection management

Only half of western Canadian growers vary their herbicide use on a year-to-year or field-to-field basis, according to a recent survey. Bramm Research, on behalf of magazine Top Crop Manager, performed a survey last fall that received 346 responses from the prairie provinces from people who farm just less than 4,000 seeded acres on average. […] Read more

Case IH scores major deal with Ukrainian farm business

An $11 million order for tractors and machinery has been placed by a Ukrainian farming operation with Case IH. It is said to be one of the biggest equipment deals in the country. The mega deal, which includes 50 tractors, sprayers and cultivators, was made with the Epicenter K agribusiness company to expand its fleet. […] Read more

Familiar faces leave merged Bayer-Monsanto firm

In a post-merger environment, several key faces who North American farmers have come to know over the years will not be at the new Bayer Crop Science-Monsanto. Robb Fraley, Monsanto’s chief technology officer and one of the architects of glyphosate tolerant cropping, will not make the move to the new company. Chief executive officer Hugh […] Read more

Prairie feed grain prices starting to soften

Winnipeg (CNS Canada) – After a winter with tight supplies leading to a feed grain price rally in Western Canada, prices are starting to back off. “It’s been breaking free a little bit. Kind of surprisingly this year it took till seeding time to see that happen. We’ve seen markets rally right up till May,” […] Read more

Prairie pulses off to good start despite dry conditions

WINNIPEG (CNS) – Dry soil conditions persist across many portions of Western Canada but the outlook for pulse crops seems fairly promising, according to a crop extension specialist with the Saskatchewan government. “For the pulses, seeding has been going fairly well,” said Daphne Cruise. “A lot of the pulses are in already.” Many of the […] Read more

Rain needed for Manitoba crops and seeding

Winnipeg (CNS Canada) – While seeding is over halfway complete in Manitoba, rain is desperately needed, according to the weekly crop report from Manitoba Agriculture, released May 14. Provincially seeding is approximately 55 per cent complete. Some cereal crops, peas and early seeded canola have started to emerge. No significant precipitation was reported during the […] Read more