Ep 138: What does it take to grow Canadian Wheat?

My guest today is Rob Stone, a 4th generation farmer in Saskatchewan, Canada. Rob also worked as the director of the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) which works at helping grow the Saskatchewan wheat industry. In our chat today, Rob and I talk about his family’s history in farming, no-till and glyphosate usage on the farm, environmental issues, and much more!

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Show Notes:

  • Robs background – 4th generation on this farm (same place since 1904)
  • Succession in Canada – carrying on the farm for future generations
  • Crowing crops for biofuels
  • Farm in central Saskatchewan
  • Conventional, highly operation of wheat – plain old efficient agriculture “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”
  • No till / direct seeding
  • Canada wheat
  • 75% of Saskatchewan farms are no-till
  • No-till leads to more moisture retention and carbon capture
  • Sask Wheat Director – Sask Wheat – Research, market development, advocacy
  • Environment issues
  • Carbon credits
  • Driverless tractors

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