Features

On-farm emergencies

HAVE A PLAN FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

NO ONE CAN ever really prepare for an emergency. The cause, scale, and impact are unpredictable, especially on a farm where emergencies or accidents can include anything from barn fires or tractor roll overs, to [Read more]

Also in this issue

Farmer’s voice missing

UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO RESEARCH

FROM LONG-RANGE climate forecasts and GIS crop production models to satellite pest control and precision agriculture drones, Digital Farming, often in the form of Big Data and Information Communication Technology, is permeating Canadian food systems [Read more]

Features

Always read the data contract

NEW TECHNOLOGY’S LEGAL ISSUES

FARMERS ARE INCREASINGLY trying to improve productivity and profitability with farm management software systems. Those systems generate vast quantities of data about the farms on which they’re used, however, who owns and has rights to [Read more]

Features

Artificial intelligence

USING TECHNOLOGY TO HELP WITH SCOUTING

EDUCATION IN AGRICULTURE from an early age and stressing the importance and need for careers in agriculture has been a theme within the industry for years. Both ring true — educating young people in agriculture [Read more]

Features

Charging up

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ELECTRIC TRACTORS

“IMAGINE A FARM where electric agricultural vehicles, some autonomous, some conventional, are connected to charging points in large solar PV equipped ‘carport-style’ machinery sheds, earning additional income from so-called ‘vehicle-to-grid’ network balancing services while they [Read more]

Advocacy

A toxic issue

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

DON, ONE TYPE of Vomitoxin in corn, seems to be one of those lingering problems that, despite our best efforts, we can’t find a solution for. It’s been another challenging year for grain farmers in [Read more]