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They’re not cheap, but this cordless fence stapler will make the job go at least five times faster, says its Canadian distributor.

A need for speed, making the farm safer, and less compaction

This year’s AgInnovation award winners bring three very different — but very valuable — things to the table

Innovation drives the agriculture industry and a lot of it is on display at Agri-Trade. “The technology is diversifying every year, and the ideas keep getting better,” said Rod Bradshaw, a vegetable and crop grower from Innisfail. He’s also chair of Agri-Trade’s ag innovations committee that chooses three products for its innovations awards. “We believe […] Read more


Farmers. Do you know your customer? Try this pop quiz

Alberta exported a record $9.7 billion of agri-food products last year — but where did they go?

Farmers are being urged these days to know their customers, so here’s a pop quiz based on the province’s latest agri-food export stats. 1) The U.S. has long been the No. 1 importer of Alberta agri-food products (raw commodities and processed products). What country is No. 2 and did its purchases go up or down […] Read more

Help on offer for starting or expanding an on-farm business

Along with business development info and tools, new-venture specialists offer coaching and connections


Thinking of starting a new business or adding something new to your existing product line? “Before you start, you need to do your homework and research what is already available and what is needed,” said Kathy Bosse, new-venture specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. “This may seem like a daunting task, but there is assistance […] Read more