Let's Do It Ourselves

Keystone XL Pipeline

May 22, 2013

Hi. I am Dave ReesorThe Keystone XL pipeline has been in the news a lot lately. That is the one that will carry oil from Canada’s oil sands to Steele City, Nebraska. On the way, about 25% of its capacity will be used to pick up oil from North Dakota and Montana. Then from Steele City it will go on the existing Keystone pipeline to refineries in Texas. Canadian and American oil will replace Middle Eastern and Venezuelan oil. For some reason that seems to upset some Ho…

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Tractors & Tankers

May 16, 2013

 I am Dave Reesor and today I am in Mossleigh, Alberta on land farmed by Ian Donovan. Ian is in the middle of spring seeding. His 535 horsepower tractor is pulling a 65 foot or roughly 20 meter wide no-till seeder with fertilizer and seed tank in tow. Ian is a fourth-generation grain farmer who got his start at a very young age. Ian: “I rented my first piece of land, my Dad rented with me, when I was 15 so got a little taste of farming then. And then my Dad had a stroke when I was …

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