Jagdeep Brar from Edmonton working on Highway 4 near Val Marie, Sask.  |  James R. Page photo

Prairie road work has a Punjabi connection

It might be surprising to know that many of the gravel crews working in Western Canada are from the Pnjab region of India. “We have 20 guys on the crew here, and 17 are from the Punjab,” says Jag Sandhu, on the job near Val Marie, Sask. “There are lots of Punjabi drivers working in […] Read more

World Pork Expo, held each June in Des Moines, hosts about 20,000 visitors over three days, including individuals and exhibitors from ASF positive regions. | Screencap via worldpork.org

World Pork Expo cancelled due to African swine fever

The National Pork Producers Council in the United States has cancelled the World Pork Expo planned for June in Des Moines, Iowa, because of fears of spreading African swine fever. The council’s board of directors took the unprecedented move in recognition that ASF continues to spread in China and other parts of Asia, as well […] Read more

Seeder maker receives federal funding

BURNABY, B.C. — Clean Seed Agricultural Technologies Ltd. has received $425,000 from the federal government to help develop a new no-till seeding system, the CX-6 SMART Seeder. The funding is designed to enable Clean Seed Agricultural Technologies Ltd. to use its patented technology to enhance application control, reduce the over-application of fertilizer and pesticides and […] Read more