VIDEO: Machine made for rip’n rocks and roots

LANGHAM, Sask. — People are drawn to rock crushing demonstrations like a tongue is irresistibly drawn to the sharp edge of a cracked tooth. You can’t help being fascinated watching 20-inch rocks smashed into pebbles. The Seppi M rock crushing demonstration was one of the strongest attractions at this year’s Ag in Motion show near […] Read more


VIDEO: Canada’s agricultural markets update – September 13, 2017

D’Arce McMillan, The Western Producer markets editor, monitors trends in the North American and global agricultural markets. Each week he hosts a market video about crops. The video is designed to help viewers understand the forces responsible for changes in the trade. If agricultural markets are important to you, we have you covered.


Steady harvest depletes fuel supply

Harvest has been going so steadily that some bulk fuel stations have had trouble keeping up with demand. Federated Co-operatives Ltd. said the Broadview bulk fuel site in eastern Saskatchewan was affected. Others across the Prairies have also seen shortages. “The extremely high demand across the Prairies over the last couple of weeks has stressed […] Read more



VIDEO: Canada’s agricultural markets update – September 6, 2017

D’Arce McMillan, The Western Producer markets editor, monitors trends in the North American and global agricultural markets. Each week he hosts a market video about crops. The video is designed to help viewers understand the forces responsible for changes in the trade. If agricultural markets are important to you, we have you covered.


Thresher rebuilt — one piece at a time

LANGENBURG, Sask. — Ken Mack calls his restored grain thresher the Johnny Cash Special. Like the famous song says, he got the parts for his vintage thresher one piece at a time and it didn’t cost him a dime. “One Piece at a Time is where I got the inspiration from. I’ve listened to that […] Read more



VIDEO: The Titan of fat tire technology looks for good year

LANGHAM, Sask. — The three factors driving tractor tire technology today are compaction, road lope and tire hop. Titan Low Side Wall (LSW) tires address all three issues, according to field technician Toby Carson. “We accomplish this by lowering the sidewall. We’re doing to tractor tires what manufacturers have done to car and pickup tires,” […] Read more


VIDEO: Dairy Learning Centre gives sector a boost

VERMILION, Alta. — Farmers and faculty point to Lakeland College’s new Dairy Learning Centre as a key element in advancing Alberta’s milk industry. “We’ve come a long way from the bucket and the milking stool,” said Tom Kootstra, chair of Alberta Milk, during the official opening in Vermilion Aug. 22. “Some of the (students) here […] Read more


VIDEO: Canada’s agricultural markets update – August 30, 2017

D’Arce McMillan, The Western Producer markets editor, monitors trends in the North American and global agricultural markets. Each week he hosts a market video about crops. The video is designed to help viewers understand the forces responsible for changes in the trade. If agricultural markets are important to you, we have you covered.



VIDEO: Canada’s agricultural markets update – August 23, 2017

D’Arce McMillan, The Western Producer markets editor, monitors trends in the North American and global agricultural markets. Each week he hosts a market video about crops. The video is designed to help viewers understand the forces responsible for changes in the trade. If agricultural markets are important to you, we have you covered.


VIDEO: Success is in the details, says dairy farmer

Good herd management comes from a guiding set of principles and faith in hired workers, says Holstein producer

LYNDEN, Ont. —Travelling along a rural road near Lynden, Ont. recently, a writer looking for the Joe Loewith and Sons Holsteins farm stops at another farm looking for directions. He’s farther down the road, the woman said before volunteering: “Good farmer.” Indeed, sitting in a room with Ben Loewith, who runs the farm with his […] Read more