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Farmer in wheat field

‘Three times a day, you need a farmer’ — a phrase that says a lot

It’s not just the food we produce — farming is 
much deeper and more meaningful than that


Reading Time: 3 minutes My grandfather used to say, “Once in your life you need a doctor, lawyer, policeman, or preacher but every day — three times a day — you need a farmer.” To some this may be a catchy phrase but to others it has a deeper meaning. We were working on a school project, Grandpa and […] Read more

Gaining more efficiency in “labour, power, and machinery” is the key to bigger profits, says Saskatchewan farmer Kristjan Hebert.

Looking to cut costs and increase profits? Try the five per cent rule

Increasing yields and your sale price by five per cent while 
cutting costs by the same amount can double your profit


Reading Time: 3 minutes In the sport of baseball, the difference between superstar Derek Jeter and a squad player is simply hitting one more ball every 20 times at bat — a five per cent improvement done “over and over and over again.” Well, that’s fine for baseball, but what does five per cent look like in farming? “If […] Read more


Tax deferral an option — but is it your best one?

Tax deferral an option — but is it your best one?

Experts say you should run the numbers and get expert advice before deciding how much tax to defer

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s a classic ‘good-news, bad-news’ story. The bad news is: If you’re a producer reading this in Alberta, chances are you live in one of the vast majority of Alberta municipalities devastated by drought or other inclement weather. The good news is you may be eligible for the Federal Livestock Tax Deferral, which allows producers […] Read more

Wheat commission pricing website to roll out new features

Wheat commission pricing website to roll out new features

More information on crops and zones will be added in the next six to 12 months

Reading Time: 2 minutes Producers across Western Canada will soon have a new tool to help them make decisions on when to sell and get the best value for their grain. A website from the Alberta Wheat Commission called pdqinfo.ca is currently in test mode and will be rolling out new features over the coming year. The site — […] Read more