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Around corners

Futurist Bob Treadway encourages farmers to pay attention to people and politics and markets and technology so they can “see around the corner” for events or shifts that could dramatically change the business environment. The key, Treadway says, is to see what might be coming and have the business nimble and flexible to adapt. Export...
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Follow the Bushel

Shipping vessel at port

After you deliver canola from a bin on the farm, what are the quality checks, processing steps, transportation modes and packaging requirements as each bushel winds its way to the end user? This article follows the thread from gate to plate, describing each step along the way.

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Change it

The saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” doesn’t work for weeds. People promoting effective weed management have their own expression that is pretty much the exact opposite. Tammy Jones, weed specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, shared the catchphrase for a Canola Watch article back in June. “If something is working, change it.” Jones credited...
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Harvest Losses can be “that bad!”

Challenging harvest conditions or combine mismanagement can push canola harvest losses as high as 10 per cent of yield. This article will explain how to check for losses and how to set the combine to reduce losses.

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