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The event raised money for Children’s Camps International, which works with churches around the world to send kids to camp.  |  Children’s Camps International photo

Fundraiser fills a grain field with combines

Two out of three ain’t bad, they say. Therefore, 303 out of 306 is very, very good. On Aug. 4, 306 combines lined up to harvest a field of winter wheat near Winkler, Man. Of those, 303 made it across the field and set a new Guinness World Record for most combines harvesting a field […] Read more

The classic pot roast is a colourful one dish meal. | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

It’s time to indulge in these garden to plate offerings

Doesn’t it just seem like the summer season always flies by too quickly? When I sit outside, there is a golden hue to the landscape. The occasional leaf is falling, and the evening air is a bit more crisp than a few weeks ago. Dusk is much earlier now, allowing us to see colourful sunsets […] Read more

Garret Glasrud helps with branding at the family ranch near Shaunavon, Sask. | Photo supplied by Garrett Glasrud

Sask. rancher leaves the range for gridiron

The connection between farm kids and sport is strong and well-documented, although on the Prairies that often means rodeo or hockey players making it to the National Hockey League. Garret Glasrud’s game is football, and he recently had to choose between the ranch he loves and the game he loves. Football won — for now. […] Read more

Mike Kozlowski and Mackenzie Bouteiller, foreground, work on weed control in the garden. The weekly work schedule once harvest begins in late June andearly July is weeding on Mondays and Fridays and harvesting on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. | Maria Johnson photo

Organic gardener cuts out the middleman

On the Farm Alberta producer’s journey to the field began with a simple question: ‘where do you get your food?’

RED DEER — An innocent question from a subsistence farmer in Kenya in the mid 2000s affected Mike Kozlowski in ways he never imagined. He spent months in the east African country through a Canada Millennium Foundation Scholarship project where he helped identify agricultural-related community needs. The question and the conversation that followed initiated serious […] Read more

David Marit is Saskatchewan's new agriculture minister. | File photo

Former SARM president new Sask. ag minister

David Marit is Saskatchewan’s new agriculture minister. Premier Scott Moe made the announcement this afternoon. Marit, who was president of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities before entering provincial politics in 2016, replaces Lyle Stewart in the ag portfolio. Stewart recently resigned from cabinet for health reasons. Today we made some changes to our cabinet […] Read more

Canada right to speak up on Saudi human rights abuses

How much inhumanity does a country get to inflict on people before countries with which it does business speak up? That question is central to the dispute between Canada and Saudi Arabia. How about beheading, crucifixion, leading the invasion of another country (Yemen, creating what the United Nations called a humanitarian catastrophe,) torturing confessions out […] Read more

This peach Melba frosé is refreshing and low alcohol with no added sugar.  |  Sarah Galvin photo

Talk to your fruit seller when looking for the right peach

The tree fruit industry in British Columbia has about 400 commercial growers who farm about 15,000 acres of apples, pears, cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots and plums. The peach is a member of the rose family. It is a cousin of apricots, cherries, plums and almonds. Choose peaches by smelling them. They should have a delicate […] Read more

Liam Gauthier and Megz Reynolds hang out in the family’s vegetable garden with their children, Thea, 4, and Rynn, 2.  |  William DeKay photo

When mountain meets prairie: a farm is born

On the Farm Megz Reynolds and Liam Gauthier grow crops, raise cattle and run a custom operator business

WHITE BEAR, Sask. — How does a snowboarder and rafter fall for a farmer and prairie way of life? “I ended up at a friend’s surprise birthday party in White Bear at the bar in the middle of harvest and Liam was late coming to the party. He got there at like 10:30 at night […] Read more

It's hot and dry in southern Alberta, and the provincial agriculture department has imposed a ban on open fires on private land, the back country and non-designated camping sites due to the high fire hazard risk. | File photo

Alberta imposes fire ban

It’s hot and dry in southern Alberta, and the provincial agriculture department has imposed a ban on open fires on private land, the back country and non-designated camping sites due to the high fire hazard risk. The ban, effective today affects the Calgary Forest Area, which extends south of Highway 32 along the mountains and […] Read more