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Crop insurance changes for Saskatchewan farmers help keep the program relevant.
Dairy Farmers of Canada advised farmers to consider using alternatives to palm supplements as they investigate further the controversy surrounding physical characteristics of butter.
Barney Debnam of Microsoft discusses artificial intelligence and its implications for agribusinesses with attendees of the Farms.com Virtual Precision Agriculture Conference & Ag Technology Showcase.
Add legumes to grazing pastures to improve cattle performance and forage production, says University of Missouri Extension regional livestock specialist Patrick Davis.
Canola prices have been breaking records. Jon Driedger is vice-president with LeftField Commodity Research. "Truly this canola market is unprecedented. We are well into record highs and far beyond. It really is quite something. Essentially it's a market that's just desperately trying to ration demand. In short, we have a market that is running out of canola far too quickly and basically to try and slow demand down by driving prices to a level where people use less and that's kind of the exercise the market is trying to go through right now."
Saskatchewan feeder steer and heifer prices moved higher across all weight categories last week. Provincial Cattle Specialist Natasha Wilkie says inventory probably has a lot to do with it.
So far, there are few silver linings related to the winter storm system that brought historically low temperatures and a mix of precipitation throughout Texas, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.
Bakur Kvezereli of Ztractor discusses the company's advancements in building autonomous electric agriculture machinery for farmers at the Farms.com Precision Agriculture Conference & Ag Technology Showcase.
The Ontario government has made permanent improvements to the Commodity Loan Guarantee Program to help farmers with more flexibility in accessing inputs.
Initial losses from Uri could be ‘tip of iceberg’ for long-term impact
Good insulation will keep poultry housing at an even temperature throughout the seasons, reducing heating and ventilation costs. However, older types of insulation may be less efficient due to outdated design and standards or through deterioration. We asked Jason Powell, director at Powell Buildings, for advice on the types of insulation available and how to […]
Simple category third place Inventor Stan Roberts, who counts a clever tractor quick hitch among his list of creations, returns to this year’s Inventions Competition with his Stayball ladder levelling safety device. Horrified by the number of injuries caused by falls from ladders, he set about developing a means of shoring up a standard extension […]
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Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Richie Rees, chartered legal executive (agriculture) at Thrings, advises on the challenge of managing the increased use of public footpaths. Q. My brother and I own a farm adjacent to a river and a country park. […]
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February has been a reminder of what winter can be like, with temperatures here plummeting to -17C and several days of snow. This eventually built up to around 8in of dry snow which continued to prevent any ploughing, but was not causing much of a problem. However, this changed when the snow stopped falling and […]
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Craig Peddie’s Seedtilla The 5m hydraulic folding Seedtilla is Craig Peddie’s answer to high-speed shallow cultivations. Built during the spring lockdown to fill the void of his drastically curtailed social life, he spent £5,000 on discs, arms and new metal for the frame, which he combined with a mix of parts he already had. Up […]
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From its superior protein quality and high intake potential to its nitrogen-fixing and soil-enhancing abilities, there are many reasons to add red clover to a grazing or silage seed mix. The one downside has been a lack of persistency, but when coupled with careful management, modern varieties can yield well for up to five years. […]
Farmers and landowners are being asked to respond to a nationwide survey on hare coursing amid concerns about the significant underreporting of incidents. The Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS) is hosting the survey, which is being supported by the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), National Farmers Union, the Countryside Alliance, the National Rural Crime Network […]
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Some words are synonymous with a moment in time. Others capture the mood of an epoch. But every now and then you come across a word that influences the direction of travel, of policy, of sentiment and defines a tipping point. For example, the word “furlough” will forever be associated with Covid. And “woke” – […]
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Hampshire grower Simon Budden has scooped the top prize in a prestigious milling wheat quality competition, with a strategy based on timely input applications, aided by favourable weather. Mr Budden won gold with his crop of Crusoe winter wheat which yielded 11.98t/ha and a grain protein content of 13% in the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) […]
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Sheep farmers have begun to draw ewe lambs from replacements to capitalise on deadweight prices that have marched through the £6/kg mark. AHDB figures for the week ending 20 February, showed old season lamb (OSL) SQQ deadweight prices rose by 16p/kg in seven days to average 609.10p/kg. Prices are 160p/kg above the five-year average, and […]