Featured – Kevin Hursh

Different multi-year precipitation maps telling a similar story for the Prairies

Different multi-year precipitation maps telling a similar story for the Prairies

May 8, 2024 | 8:00am
Precipitation levels are on an upswing across most of the Prairie region. Even without counting the rain the past couple days, precipitation maps are showing an improvement in the dry conditions that have hurt crop and forage yields in many regions in recent years. For the past five years, total precipitation has been only 60 […]
Grain Company Zeghers Canada lose licenses after failing to pay farmers

Grain Company Zeghers Canada lose licenses after failing to pay farmers

Mar 27, 2024 | 11:56am
The Canadian Grain Commission has revoked the licenses of Zeghers Seed Inc, also known as Zeghers Canada. The company held a grain dealer license and a primary elevator license at Holland, Manitoba. According to the Canadian Grain Commission, farmers in all three Prairie Provinces may be owed money by this company for grain deliveries.  Any […]
Farmers can get a sneak peak on insured prices for crops through CropConnect on SCI Website

Farmers can get a sneak peak on insured prices for crops through CropConnect on SCI Website

Feb 28, 2024 | 2:45pm
An announcement of the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance program details for 2024 will be made the morning of Tuesday, March 5 in Melville by Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit. However, insured prices for the various crops are now available online. You won’t find the prices on the main part of the saskcropinsurance.com website, but if you’re […]
Farmers should be rewarded for sequestering carbon from the soil: Newman

Farmers should be rewarded for sequestering carbon from the soil: Newman

Feb 12, 2024 | 1:31pm
For many years, farmers and farm organizations have lobbied for a system that would reward producers for the sequestration of carbon in the soil. Dr. Lenore Newman is the director of the Food and Agriculture Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley. She researches agricultural land use policy, ag technologies, and bio engineering in […]
Latest analysis has lentils showing the most return on investment

Latest analysis has lentils showing the most return on investment

Feb 7, 2024 | 5:17pm
Lentils have the potential to be a top money earner for the upcoming growing season while flax, soybeans and fababeans are at the bottom of the list. The ranking comes from a recent profitability analysis conducted by Rayglen Commodities based in Saskatoon.  The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture prepares a Crop Planning Guide that’s released in […]
The landscape of farm financing is changing

The landscape of farm financing is changing

Jan 31, 2024 | 3:07pm
Changes are occurring in farm financing. At the Crossroads Crop Conference underway in Calgary, a lender highlighted some of the financing trends.  ATB Financial is a provincial body that lends primarily in Alberta, but Jonathan Neutons, ATB’s head of agriculture, addressed farm finance changes occurring across the prairies. One of the big changes has been […]
Hursh: New approach needed for producer payment security

Hursh: New approach needed for producer payment security

Jan 30, 2024 | 8:27am
Producer payment security is not a top-of-mind issue for producers until suddenly a grain buyer runs into financial difficulty and they aren’t paid for their delivered grain. Even if you think this will never happen to you, the current system is still costing you money. There should be a better way. In simple terms, grain […]
Some specialty crops may be seeded less this spring compared to others: Ag Canada Outlook

Some specialty crops may be seeded less this spring compared to others: Ag Canada Outlook

Jan 24, 2024 | 11:31am
The seeded acreages for flax and mustard are expected to drop dramatically this spring while large acreage increases are expected for oats, chickpeas and lentils.  Meanwhile, the price of almost every grain, oilseed and specialty crop is expected to drop, and in some cases, the declines are large. The projections are in the latest outlook by […]