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How dark is dark?

In this idiot-proof world that we live in, we are told how fast we can drive, how we build, how much alcohol we can drink, when we can water our…

A discouraging year for Pontiac farmers

Spring flooding of rivers, creeks, municipal and provincial ditches and fields that turned into lakes, preventing draining of both open ditches and tile drains delayed spring tillage and seeding. Flooded…

It’s fall fair time

From small valley towns to Canada’s largest city Toronto, the fair is still the best event of the year even in a year when floods destroyed thousands of homes and…

Animals with weapons

Animals with weapons are an unknown side of farming that farmers learned to deal with but most consumers didn’t have to. For decades, cattle were proudly shown and displayed at…

What’s a farmer?

Farmers don’t think much about what words describe their occupation. A couple of years ago a friend said that his dad, who was a western farmer, once asked him this…

What’s to learn about agriculture in Canada?

How we do agriculture in Canada has intrigued governments, agricultural universities and farmers from all corners of the world. When Mikhail Gorbachev was head of agriculture in Russia, he spent…