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KAP doesn’t want new UAV regs to unnecessarily ground farmers

Dan Mazier agrees safety is important, but in wide-open rural areas Transport Canada’s 
regulations need to be flexible enough to reflect the reduced risk of flight mishaps

Unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, need regulation to ensure safety but the rules shouldn’t be so onerous as to prevent farmers from flying them, says Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) president Dan Mazier “KAP would like dialogue before they (Transport Canada) make regulations,” Mazier said in an interview Sept. 3. “If they are

Industry’s Future Depends On Responsible Approach

New codes of practice, fresh thinking, economic opportunities and a high level of industry engagement are all driving a new generation of fast-evolving progress in farm animal care. Developments on each of these fronts took centre stage at the Livestock Care Conference, April 6-7 in Red Deer, hosted by Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) and


Feeder Cattle Prices End On A New Historical High

What a differ-e nce a year makes! In December 2009 feeder cattle prices were down challenging an area of support at $90. Prices quickly bounced off the line of support, as illustrated in the accompanying chart, and by the end of December a two-month reversal materialized, which indicated prices were about to turn back up.

Record-High Cotton Prices Lend Underlying Support To Soybeans

Co t t o n prices reached $1.4052 per pound Nov. 4, which is the highest price since this fibre began trading 140 years ago. Pr i c e s have doubled in the past 12 months amid a supply shortage and increasing demand, especially in emerging markets in Asia. USDA estimates 2010-11 world ending

Corn Prices Driven Higher By Record Speculative Longs

Co r n prices have rallied $2.50 per bushel, since the market stopped going down on June 29, 2010. Some of the buying is a result of hedgers locking in prices before the market goes higher. But to a larger degree, it is the large speculative buy orders that have driven prices to $5.73 per


Wheat: The Trend Is Your Friend Until The End – for Aug. 19, 2010

Wheat prices rallied over $3 per bushel in as little as six weeks on speculat ive buying and short covering. Farmers are now wondering when the rally will end. Technical analysis is very useful for determining current trends and trend changes. Some analysts rely on moving averages and others simply draw trendlines. Here is an

Livestock Producers Alerted To Hedge Meal

David drozd So y b e a n meal prices have rallied $42 per ton over the past five weeks. On June 9, technical analysis signalled traders and livestock producers alike to expect prices to turn back up. Technical analysis is the study of market movement. Its strength and popularity comes from the explicit assumption

Oat Prices Explode On A Short Covering Rally

David drozd Although the oat futures market is the most thinly traded cereal grain market in Chicago, it still provides reliable chart patterns and technical signals on when to buy and sell. Reading a chart is much like reading a road map. It tells you where prices are going to go. Let’s begin this journey


Technical Signals A Warning To Investors

David drozd On Thursd a y, May 6, 2010 the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) suffered a severe 1,000-point drop that sent shock waves around the world. To this day, investors from far and wide have been trying to understand why. Ludicrous rumours surfaced – one being that someone had accidently entered an order to

Two-Month Reversal Warns Of Euro’s Impending Collapse

David drozd If you don’t think the failing euro doesn’t affect your bottom line, think again. Since the end of November 2009, the euro has lost about 12.5 per cent of its value relative to the U. S. dollar index and 15 per cent to the Canadian dollar – and this devaluation caused North American