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How outstanding farmers do things differently

As the first, second-generation winners of the 2016 B.C./Yukon Outstanding Young Farmer Award, it’s not what Brian and Jewel Pauls do to be successful, it’s how. Highlights: • The Pauls family raises broilers, layers and grows unique crops on multiple locations in B.C and Saskatchewan • The couple buys family farms and hires families to […] Read more

Comb-cutting weeds down to size

There’s a new tool in the battle between crops and weeds that aims to be a cut above the rest. Allan Dawson with the Manitoba Co-operator spoke with Katherine Stanley from the University of Manitoba at this year’s Crop Diagnostic School about the Combcut, a weed control implement designed to cut weeds out of fields while leaving crops intact. Video […] Read more

Organic hemp field day

Manitoba Co-operator reporter Allan Dawson speaks with Alden Braul of Hemp Production Services about his organic hemp trials at Wayne Williment’s farm near Miami, Man.

Making a place for the next generation

For the Massicotte family, the path to successful farm transition is built on finding good people, instilling passion and knowledge and clear, open communication. Highlights: • Managing a business to transfer vs. to sell takes totally different mindsets • Transferring a farm means making space for others early on • Continuous, clear communication is key […] Read more

German farm equipment brands look to North America

Grimme, known for its potato harvesting equipment, and Amazone, a short line implement brand, held a field day in Germany in September to highlight their new equipment. Grainews machinery editor Scott Garvey was there. Both brands think Canadian farmers will find something of interest in their latest offerings.