Septic tank alert designed to prevent unpleasant surprise

Developers of a new ultrasonic sensor say it ends the uncertainty around an important household question: is the septic tank full? TankFull, a division of Duck Mountain Environmental based in Kamsack, Sask., received a gold standard award at Canada’s Farm Progress Show for its promise of 24/7 monitoring through the sensor and a cellular network […] Read more

Flax buncher machine nets inventor $5,000 in new contest

REGINA — Canada’s Farm Progress Show had a new feature this year called Farmyard Inventions, in which contestants entered farm-made agriculture tools and show visitors voted for their favorite product. Three contestants entered the competition, which had a first place prize provided by Peavey Mart valued at $5,000. Ryan Dennis from Holdfast, Sask., took the […] Read more

Farm show organizers pleased with exhibits, business generated

International business conducted at Canada’s Farm Progress Show was at least $360 million, show organizers said as the 40th anniversary of the Regina event wrapped up last week. Add in domestic and future sales and the value of the show is significant, they said. Visitors from 65 countries were registered, including trade delegations from Australia, […] Read more

Farm Progress celebrates Heritage Day

It’s the final day of Canada’s Farm Progress Show for 2017 and organizers are celebrating Heritage Day in honour of the 40th anniversary. A team of Clydesdales will lead the antique tractor parade around the grounds today, winding through the latest innovations in farm equipment at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Rain and wind yesterday […] Read more

Canada’s Farm Progress Show – 2017

The 40th edition of Canada’s Farm Progress Show is underway in Regina, and WP reporters are there covering all facets of the show. We’ll update this page constantly with their photos, videos and stories as long as the show is underway. You can also follow all social media using the #CFPS17 hashtag below. Our stories: […] Read more

Between The Rows podcast – #CFPS17

Western Producer reporters Michael Raine, Karen Briere and Robin Booker look at the first day of Canada’s Farm Progress Show, and what’s yet to come. This is the 40th anniversary of the show, and more than 40,000 people are expected to attend. There are 700 exhibitors and more than 900 booths. You can find all […] Read more

Wind causes problems at Farm Progress

The weather is often the story at Canada’s Farm Progress Show, and this year it’s the wind. Gusting to 75 km-h on opening day Wednesday, it caused some concern for outdoor exhibitors. Show chair Rene Carpentier said he wasn’t aware of any damage but exhibitors had to tie down lighter items. Some resorted to using […] Read more

Innovations recognized as Farm Progress Show begins

The 40th edition of Canada’s Farm Progress Show has kicked off in Regina. Eight innovations entered in the show’s annual competition received special awards at the opening ceremony. TankFull, a division of Duck Mountain Environmental, received a gold award for its septic tank level monitoring system. It uses ultrasonic technology to automatically send a signal […] Read more

Farm show celebrates 40th anniversary

They say 40 is the new 30, and if that’s true, Canada’s Farm Progress Show is still far from entering middle age. However, the annual Regina event, which started as the Western Canada Farm Progress Show, is indeed celebrating its 40th year next week. “It’s exciting and scary turning 40, isn’t it,” said show manager […] Read more

Innovation featured at farm show

Many of the tools producers use today on the Canadian Prairies were seen for the first time at what’s now Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina. From Power Pin to the first air seeders, the new products and inventions section of the show has ushered in everything from waves of safety to step-changes that brought […] Read more