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Wide-ranging Drought Ramifications

By Kevin HurshThe growing season of 2021 will be indelibly etched in the minds of farmers and in the pages of record books. Not...

Federal Carbon Credits are Coming, but it Won’t be Easy Money

By Kevin Hursh If you’re expecting payments because you sequester carbon through direct seeding and minimum tillage, don’t hold your breath.  On March 5, the federal...

Carbon Tax Hurts Custom Trucking

By Kevin Hursh An ever-increasing carbon tax that hits $170 a tonne by 2030 is going to cost farmers a lot of money, but it will also...

The Good and Bad of Niche Crops

By Kevin Hursh I always encourage farmers to look for profitable market niches. Niches exist for many crops, but you have to remember that they are...

A Farmer’s Perspective

By Kevin Hursh I’ve been writing regular agriculture opinion pieces for 40 years now so I’ve had lots of forecasts and observations published. I’ve also been...

Agronomic Advice is All Over the Map

By Kevin Hursh To say that variation exists in agronomic advice is an understatement. Never have farmers received such wide-ranging and often contradictory advice on how to...

Support Agriculture When Required

By Kevin Hursh In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a river of money has been flowing from Ottawa. The agriculture sector has received a relative pittance. While...

Self-sufficiency isn’t commercial agriculture

by Kevin Hursh As I write this on March 18, we’re on holiday in a small fishing village in southern Mexico. Our flight home was cancelled and we’ve...

Collaboration for Profit and Fun

By Kevin Hursh There are ways to attain a better bottom line if we’d just quit being so damn independent. When economic times are relatively good in farming, as they...

Does Agriculture
 Face Tough Times Ahead?

By Kevin Hursh For many years, the story has been that the good times in agriculture were never going to end. Now the story is increasingly negative with...

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