In this edition - March 9, 2018
Grassland and pastures are smart options for marginal lands, experts say, and can reap more benefits than crop production.
Selling cattle used to be done the same way across the board. Typically, farmers would take animals to a traditional auction market and sell them. But in the last couple of decades, there's been a growing trend of producers moving to online marketing.
Sometimes market behaviour isn’t ruled by a specific event or number, rather the perception of subsequent change.
Commodity prices could reflect volatile conditions in 2018. Three sources of that volatility are weather, trade and global growth.
The Langlois family’s transition story began in 1667. 11 generations later, the family continues their tradition of giving , not selling the farm to the next generation.
Prairie farmers who grow, rather than raise, protein sources are looking to break into the mainstream with new research and investments on how to sustainably feed the world.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
The U.S.-based J.R. Simplot Company is investing $460 million to expand its operations in Portage La Prairie, which will add almost 100 jobs.
FOOD IN CANADA
Will farming make a u-turn? Those long, long hours seeding can be drudgery but watching fields being sown on a tablet is brand new territory.
ALBERTA FARMER EXPRESS