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July 2, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Conservation tillage through the decades
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Soybean and canola acres down

As of June 11, 2015, farmers had either planted or intended to plant more wheat, corn for grain, barley and oats compared with 2014, while acreages seeded to soybeans and canola were down. >> Read full article

Are EAPs worth the cost?

An employee assistance program (EAP) can boost engagement and productivity, but many employers are unsure if their programs are advancing organizational objectives. >> Read full article

Rose Valley grain farmers named Saskatchewan’s Outstanding Young Farmers

Jeff and Ebony Prosko of J & E Prosko Farms in Rose Valley were chosen as the 2015 Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) for Saskatchewan at a recent OYF event in Regina. >> Read full article

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Conservation tillage through the decades

Forty-five years ago, conservation tillage was unknown, save for a few forward-thinking research scientists and concerned farmers. In 1970, a world wheat glut had wheat prices low and federal agricultural initiatives produced Lower Inventories for Tomorrow (LIFT) where farmers were paid to keep land out of production. The result was a dramatic increase in summerfallow, with some land not seeing a grain crop for several years. Salinity was on the rise and dust storms were brewing. >> Learn More…

 
 Event Calendar 
 

Feeding Crops to Feed the World: 2015 International Stewardship Symposium

July 14-15, 2015
Location: Calgary, AB >> More Info

Medicine Hat Field Day

July 16-22, 2015
Location: Farming Smarter Cypress Site, Medicine Hat, AB >> More Info

Canadian Simmental Convention

July 30-Aug. 2, 2015
Location: Lindsay, ON >> More Info