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The ag sector turned to tools like AAFC’s Drought Watch during dry years like last year.

AAFC uses climate tools to support farm decisions

The National Agroclimate Information Service monitors the impact of climate and weather

It’s no secret that climate and weather play a significant role in agriculture. It’s been that way since the first seed was planted. A drought or a flood would pose massive risks to farmers. Accurate forecasting is invaluable in mitigating the effects of weather anomalies. For centuries farmers turned to the latest oracle who claimed

Panel discusses risks and rewards in Canada’s beef industry

Beef industry panel discusses lessons learned and the path forward in the wake of COVID-19

A few weeks ago some of the key players in Canada’s beef industry sat down for a virtual roundtable to explore sustainability in the sector. Moderated by Canadian Cattlemen editor Lisa Guenther, the hour-long panel consisted of Maryjo Tait from Celtic Ridge Farms, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) president Bob Lowe, Jarrod Gillig, vice-president of operations


Spencer Myers (left) and Scott Garvey test four UTVs near Carman, Man., earlier this summer.

UTVs put through their paces

We put four utility terrain vehicles to the test over two days. Here's what we found

The results are in for this year’s Glacier FarmMedia (GFM) machinery challenge, formerly the Grainews Machinery Challenge. Even though this year’s usual venue, the Ag in Motion farm show, went digital, both I and former Grainews machinery editor Scott Garvey headed out to Carman, Man., for two days to test UTVs (utility terrain vehicles). This

Cabbage seed pod weevil.

Keep an eye out for these three ‘new’ insect pests

Entomologists are tracking the progress of cereal leaf beetles,cabbage seedpod weevils and pea leaf weevils across Manitoba

A provincial entomologist is asking farmers and agronomists to keep their eye out for three pests making inroads in Manitoba. Why it matters: Provincial entomologist John Gavloski has a watch list of pests starting to creep their way into Manitoba. The cereal leaf beetle was first spotted in Manitoba in 2009 and has spread from

Participating in the AIM Discovery Plus online farm show allowed the Westman Agricultural Diversification Organization (WADO) to take its research to farmers for the first time.

Drive to digital keeps farm shows going

When COVID hit, organizers of Ag in Motion found themselves 
adapting to the new reality — and peering into the future

Any other July, the roads to Langham, Sask., would be full of ag company reps, farmers, livestock and equipment on the way to Ag in Motion, Western Canada’s largest farm show. This year, the only crowds were on the computer screen. Why it matters: The old adage says necessity is the mother of invention, and


Find everything you need in the Exhibitor Showcase

Ag in Motion Special Event Feature

A popular part of Ag in Motion is the opportunity for farmers to visit hundreds of companies bringing the best and brightest farm equipment, technology and ideas. This year, the dedicated Exhibitor Showcase area goes online, filled with engaging and interactive content from over 100 agricultural companies. Virtual offerings include: exclusive product launches, new products

Delivering equipment demos directly to farmers from the field

Ag in Motion Special Event Feature

From air seeders to UTVs, Ag in Motion Discovery Plus promises to give farmers a chance to check out the latest equipment options from the comfort of their home or office. “Our digital event will deliver a variety of equipment demonstrations directly to farmers from the field,” says Rob O’Connor, Ag in Motion show director.

A shot of the 180 acres being used in the variable rate fertility project.

Data-driven decisions at the Discovery Farm

Field-size trials and commercial equipment make farm adoption simpler

Research results are always interesting — but will they scale up for the farm? Glacier FarmMedia’s Discovery Farm, located at the Ag in Motion show site near Saskatoon, is answering that question by doing field-scale trials on a 180-acre site known as Field of Excellence. “By doing it at the field scale with commercially available equipment, growers or


Ag in Motion Discovery Plus announces events for digital farm show

Organizers say they won’t let pandemic prevent farmers from seeing technology and knowledge showcase

As Ag in Motion moves to an online, interactive platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic, western Canadian farmers can expect to continue to access exciting new technology, demonstrations, crop tours and high-profile keynote speakers. “Ag in Motion has always been the trusted place for farmers to see new equipment, technical advancements, livestock and field cropping demos,” Rob O’Connor, Ag in Motion show director, said in a media release. “COVID-19 may

Ag in Motion outdoor farm show going online instead for 2020

Showrunners plan free 'Ag in Motion Discovery Plus' online event

Glacier FarmMedia’s summer farm show Ag in Motion is coming in from the outdoors to operate in cyberspace for 2020. The event — which was due to run July 21-23 at the Glacier FarmMedia Discovery Farm on Highway 16 west of Langham, Sask., about 40 km northwest of Saskatoon — has been rebranded for 2020