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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Striving for Higher Yields is a Matter of Survival

By Kevin Hursh As farmers, most of us are tired of hearing it – that we must keep increasing production to feed a hungry world. Many...

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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