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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...

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...

Carbon Tax Hurts Custom Trucking

By Kevin Hursh An ever-increasing carbon tax that hits $170 a tonne by 2030 is going to cost farmers a lot of money, but it will also...

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. Our flight home was cancelled and we’ve...

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...

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 have to remember that they are...

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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