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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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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