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A year of mixed messages

For some Canadian farmers, especially those in certain parts of Saskatchewan, it’s been a pretty wet year. For other agricultural producers, it’s been a terribly dry year. >> Read full article

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Straight cutting canola

To swath or not to swath? That’s the question more and more farmers are asking every year as straight cut canola becomes more common across the Prairies. For Kevin Bender, who farms in the Sylvan Lake/Bentley area of central Alberta, the question was answered a long time ago. He started straight combining Polish canola back in the early 1990s but swathed his Argentine canola until 2003.

“In 2003 about one-half of our canola acres became too ripe. One of the fields was really ripe and we didn’t want to swath it, so we went ahead and straight cut it. We had no choice,” says Bender. “It worked so well that it was the last year we swathed canola on our farm.” >> Learn More…

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Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

Sept. 13-15, 2016
Location: Woodstock, Ont. >> More Info

Agricultural Bioscience International Conference 2016

Sept. 18, 2016
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Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Conference and AGM

Oct. 4-6, 2016
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