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So, You Want to Try Intercropping

Kevin Hursh, P.Ag. I received an email recently from a young producer in Alberta who saw me touch on the topic of intercropping at a...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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