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The changing crop mix

You really don’t know what you can grow until you try. That’s why the mix of crops continues to change across Western Canada. At one...

Striving for Higher Yields is a Matter of Survival

By Kevin Hursh As farmers, most of us are tired of hearing it – that we must keep increasing production to feed a hungry world. Many...

Better Farm Input Price Information Needed

By Kevin Hursh I’m a fan of the farm input price information published monthly by Alberta Agriculture, particularly the fertilizer prices. I only wish it was...

Intercropping Warrants More Research

This year, I experimented with a quarter section of chickpea/flax intercrop. Unfortunately, with such a dry May and June in my region of southwest...

Emission reduction that could work

Carbon taxes and/or cap and trade systems will be implemented across the country. Everyone has their own opinion on whether this makes sense, but...

Crop Returns Tighten

Profitable cropping options are few and far between heading into the 2018 growing season. With a 50 per cent tariff on peas exported into India...

What You May Not Know About Crop Insurance

What you may not know about crop insurance Crop insurance programs have some significant differences from one Prairie province to the next. Plus, there are...

Hiring Outside Expertise

According to the old adage, a farmer is a jack of all trades but a master at none. While that’s perhaps truer than ever,...

Carefully choose your intercrops

By Kevin Hursh I believe in the potential of intercropping to generate higher revenue per acre, but there are many pitfalls and I stumbled into...

High Land Prices and Exorbitant Cash Rents

By Kevin Hursh In farming circles wherever you travel, there’s a commonality to conversations over land prices and cash...

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