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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...

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...

Livestock Lessons

Kevin Hursh As Canadian grain farmers, we need a code of practice. Before you see red and start calling me names to suggest yet another useless, bureaucratic...

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...

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,...

Getting a Farming Start

Kevin Hursh, P.Ag. Many young men and women would love to farm. In fact, some are obsessed with it. It’s their lifelong dream and has them exploring non-conventional...

Farming In An Uncertain World

By Kevin HurshTwo years of worldwide pandemic followed by the Russian invasion of Ukraine has created an extremely uncertain and volatile situation for farmers...

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...

Plant Innovation: Who Will Pay and How?

By Kevin Hursh More money needs to be invested in plant innovation and crop breeding or Canadian agriculture will fall behind major competitors. This is not a...

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...

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