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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Hogs versus Dogs

by Kevin Hursh  It’s amazing what enterprises make money and which ones are a low-margin grind.  At a recent producer meeting, I had the opportunity to visit with two different producers who...

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....

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...

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