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2016 Harvest Sampling Program

Understanding your grain’s quality is important when it comes to marketing. Depending on end-user requests, your local buyer might have some wiggle room to pay above grade. The many diverse end uses for different crops domestically… Read More

With Dryness Alleviated, Attention Turns to Quality

The early part of this growing season on the Prairies carried a lot of concern about dryness through a large portion of Saskatchewan, Alberta and parts of Manitoba. However, widespread rain over the past… Read More

Safe Grain Handling Tips

We know the dangers of augers and PTOs. But we also need to be prepared for drowning in dry grain, or dust fires. Grain farming has its share of potentially deadly hazards. There are some obvious… Read More

How Hedging Can Help When Margins Are Tight

This is a guest post by Jonathon Driedger, Senior Analyst – FarmLink Marketing Solutions. How Hedging can help when margins are tight, and considerations for getting started As we look ahead to the 2016… Read More

2016 Acreage Estimates, And How To Use Them In Farm Marketing Planning

This is a guest post from FarmLink Marketing Solutions. In the course of analyzing the medium and long-term outlook for the various crops that we market for farmers in western Canada, the analysts at… Read More

Get More From Benchmarking – Compare Apples To Apples

This is a guest post by Brenda Tjaden Lepp, Chief Analyst at FarmLink Marketing Solutions. Follow her on Twitter @btjadenlepp! The 2015 growing season is a wrap and the work of planning for… Read More

Three Fall Trends In Selling And Buying Used Farm Equipment

This is a guest post by Jordan Clarke, Ritchie Bros. Sales Director – Saskatchewan & Manitoba. Farm At Hand is doing a Twitter chat with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers on Nov 9 at 8pm ET. Join… Read More

A Quick Refresher For New Crop Marketing

Volatile futures markets, fluctuating currencies and shifting spreads can make marketing your grain a difficult task. As you’re marketing this year’s new crop here are some tips to help you stay on top of your marketing… Read More

Harvest Is Here – Ensure Safety Is Top-Of-Mind On Your Farm

As the days get shorter, it means only one thing for farmers: harvest is here. Harvest is a farmer’s busiest time of the year and unfortunately one of the most dangerous, as it comes with the… Read More

Crop Insurance: How to File a Claim to Protect Losses Due to Drought

Crop production is a cash intensive, high risk venture. Many unknowns exist that farmers must deal with, such as production costs, market conditions and weather/growing conditions. Production costs can be controlled by early purchases or prepayments… Read More

Managing Combine Losses During Harvest

Every farmer wants to get the most out of their hard work and one way to do that is to minimize combine losses during harvest. We connected with Derek Rude A.Sc.T. from PAMI (Prairie Agricultural… Read More

Sampling Your Grain Bin 101

This is a guest post from SGS Agricultural Services Canada. You completed another long and tiring harvest, the fruits of your labour are in the bin. Do you have a sample in hand, ready… Read More

Pro Tips for Pre-Harvest and Desiccation Sprays

This is a guest post by Tom Wolf of Agrimetrix Research and Training. Image courtesy of Korey Peters. A fast and efficient harvest is one of our enduring dreams. Few things are worse… Read More

Spray Nozzle Technologies and Trends – Things to Consider for #SPRAY15

This is a guest post by Wayne Steward, Global Spray Technology Product Manager – Pentair Hypro. The agricultural spraying industry is changing at a fast pace with new chemical formulations, potential regulation changes… Read More

The Hail Cometh And Taketh Away

Earlier this year we ran #HereForFarmers campaign to raise funds for farmers’ well-being, and to increase awareness about the realities of farming and how stressful it can be. It’s been really dry in the West… Read More

Talking About Insects With Scott Meers

We chatted with Scott Meers, Insect Management Specialist at Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, and ask him questions about insects management. Check out the Q&A below. You can find Scott on Twitter @ABbugcounter. Read More

Harvest Marketing Decisions

This is a guest post by Jonathon Driedger, Senior Market Analyst at FarmLink Marketing Solutions. For other grain marketing tips, check out this post. Harvest is just around the corner and farmers’… Read More

Getting To Know Barley Council Canada

Over the coming months we will be featuring organizations and associations in North America that helps and works with farmers. This week, we sat down with the Barley Council of Canada. What is Barley Council… Read More

Used Farm Equipment: Pricing Insight & Help From Ritchie Bros

This is a guest post by Simon Wallan, Vice President, Sales – Ritchie Bros. Every day you spend on the farm is spent consumed by the numbers that can make or break your operation: commodity… Read More

Economic Thresholds Of Insect Pests: How Many Insects Are Too Many?

This article originally appears on the Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Agriculture website. If you’re looking for information regarding recommended monitoring procedures, and for certain pests, alternatives to chemical control, see the full article on their… Read More

Farm Safety 101

We all know that safety comes first. This is especially true in farming. Agriculture is the third most hazardous industry of Canada based on the number of fatalities, most of which are machine-related. However,… Read More

Visualize Your Farm!

At Farm At Hand, we always want to make things easier for farmers. We work hard to bring you features that will help you this growing season. With that in mind, we want to introduce you… Read More

Top Apps For Farmers On The Go

Never accuse us farmers of being afraid to use new technology. We all want to avoid sitting at a desktop whenever we can and the plethora of apps and other tools out there really help… Read More

Farm Data – One Large Step For Grain Marketers, One Giant Leap For Farmkind

This one of a series of blogs where we explore how Farm At Hand is helping those enterprises farmers are increasingly relying and depending on to become more efficient and productive. Last week: Agronomists, next… Read More

Farm Data For Agronomists

This one of a series of blogs where we explore how Farm At Hand is helping those enterprises farmers are increasingly relying and depending on to become more efficient and productive. Next up: Grain Market Consultants. Read More

Stay Powered Up In The Fields!

Growing season is here and soon you’ll be out in the fields for hours on end. We are with you every step of the way and we want to keep you powered up! Share a screenshot… Read More

15 Farmstagram Accounts You Should Follow Now

As the old adage goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. And it can definitely convey more than 140 characters! What better way to share the #farmlife? If you haven’t already, start snapping some… Read More

The Ultimate Guide For #Plant15

You are always on our mind. No, seriously! We want and always try to add value to our users – that’s you! – so for the fast approcahing growing season we decided to put together a… Read More

Top 5 Tips and Tricks for #Spray15

This is a guest post by Tom Wolf of Agrimetrix Research and Training. Spray15 is here, but are you ready? Here are the top 5 tips and tricks to give you a productivity… Read More

Grain Marketing Tips You Don’t Want To Miss

This is a guest post by Brenda Tjaden Lepp, Co-Founder and Chief Analyst at Farm Link Marketing Solutions. As farmers prepare to hit the fields, a few last-minute marketing decisions may be in order. Once… Read More

Learning More About Precision Ag with Remi Schmaltz

Precision Ag is a huge topic that could be hard to navigate. So we sat down with Decisive Farming CEO, Remi Schmaltz to pick his brain about what you need to know prior to… Read More

Q&A With An Agronomist – Scott Keller

Planting season is right around the corner. We sat down with Scott Keller to pick his brain about what you need to know prior to seeding this year. Check it out! (Or skip to… Read More

10 Myths About Free Farm Apps Debunked

We’ve have received many questions around what a “free” farm management app exactly means. The app is free because we feel farmers should have access to the best technologies and data to improve their farm operations,… Read More

Three Planning Tips For Your Most Efficient #Plant15 Yet

By now, despite the snow, many of you are gearing up for seeding and planting this spring. Let us help you make #Plant15 your most efficient and productive planting season yet. As we all know getting… Read More

Taking The Pain Out Of Tax Prep

Tax time…two of the most hated words in all the land. No one likes spending hours doing manual, paper-based bookkeeping or scrambling at year-end to get all of your farm records in order. That is why… Read More

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