Year: 2011

RealAgriculture.com Top Ten Videos of 2011

Here we are again at the end of another year. It’s been a great year at RealAgriculture.com. Our YouTube channel has had over 150,000 views this year and our website traffic has grown dramatically. We’ve met some great people and covered some fascinating stories. We’ve also come together in some great new partnerships to launch… Read more »

Herbicide Resistant Weeds Affecting Canadian Farmers

The issue of herbicide resistance is a concern to all farmers. This is especially a concern in the areas where glyphosate tolerant crops are planted extensively. Prices over the past five years have made growing certain glyphosate tolerant crops very profitable. That profitability is causing some farmers to push their rotations which can impact in… Read more »

Dells Latitude XT Tablet a Good Fit For the Farm

The 2011 Farm Forum Event was all about the integration of man and machine for the benefit of agriculture. The tablet device fits right into that category. More and more agri-businesses and producers are making a tablet standard issue in their business or on their farm. Their portability and processing power make them easier to… Read more »

Change a Necessity When it Comes to Farming Smarter

There are some elements of farming that will always be the same, but to move ahead and grow as a farm, it’s the changes that need to be kept up with. Whether it’s technology that keeps evolving every year or the ever changing dynamic of the consumer market, change isn’t just good when it comes… Read more »

Beef Market Update: Annes Christmas Wish List

It’s Christmas on this episode of the Beef Market Update and this year we get Anne to give us her Christmas list. 2011 hasn’t been a perfect year. The Beef Market Christmas tree has a few bright ornaments and a few broken branches to mark the 2011 calendar year. The year finished with some bright… Read more »

Farm Forum 11 – The Integrated Digital Farm of the Future – Jeff Thurston

Technology is integrating our lives into a hopefully more simplified system. The farm is no exception to this new rule. Data from every sector of the farm can now be collected, stored, analyzed and distributed like no time before in history. With the advent of the data storage cloud and the increasing accessibility of high… Read more »

A Farmers Perspective on the Loss of the CWB Single Desk.

The press conference following Royal Assent of Bill C-18 in the House of Commons was like a cross between a New Years party and an awards ceremony for the farmers that support marketing choice.   There was cheering, shout-outs and thank you speeches. To say that many in the room were excited would be an understatement…. Read more »

Corn School – Corn Futures are Testing Support and Wading into Bearish Territory

Corn has dropped over 200 dollars a tonne in futures markets since August. The argument taking place now is whether we are correcting a hot market or just starting the slippery bear slide. A number of different factors come into play with either argument. One argument states that supplies are still tight and demand is… Read more »

Don’t Miss on the FarmTech 2012 Early Bird Registration

FarmTech 2012 promises to be a much bigger, much better event than in previous years. Not only has the venue changed to the much larger Edmonton Expo Centre, but the agenda has expanded as well. The show will offer 60 concurrent sessions spread out over three days covering everything from technology and environment to agronomy and… Read more »

Jeff Nielsen Comments on the End of the Single Desk and the Ritz Press Conference

We have talked to Jeff Nielsen several times in the past and he always speaks his mind on the issues at hand in regards to the Canadian Wheat Board. This morning Jeff was at the press conference with Minister Ritz. The press conference had a very celebratory element which really stems from the hard work… Read more »

Wheat School- What Does the Winter Wheat Crop Look Like in Ontario?

Wet weather has really put winter wheat in a hard place for farmers in parts of Ontario. For starters, it pushed the seeding date back and secondly a large portion of it is sitting in some very wet conditions, conditions that can be very problematic for growth and development. So what does that mean for… Read more »

RealWeatherwatch- Ontario Prepares for a See-Saw Winter

If the past few days are any indication of the winter to come, I say bring it on. Unfortunately, we all know that this can’t last. Officially, we’re not even into winter yet. Winter will come, it’s just a matter of time until there’s a massive dump of snow and some absolutely brutal temperatures. It’s… Read more »

Beef Market Update – Will 2012 Be Great For the Rancher and the Cattle Feeder?

Where will 2012 see the cattle market go? Who’s star will rise? there is potential for a great year for the cattle feeder depending on where the global economy will leave the Canadian Dollar and the demand for beef. That profitability could be tempered by rising feeder costs. The cow calf producer looks to be facing a great… Read more »

RealWeatherWatch: Riding the Western Canada Rollercoaster into Winter

White Christmas? If recent temperatures are any indication, we may have to haul in snow to make that happen. Although winter’s not officially underway, there has been a real unsettled pattern of weather leading into it. While it may not be as dramatic and volatile as late November-early December, as Chris Scott of the Weather… Read more »

Ian White Reminds Farmers that the CWB is Still Here and Viable

In case you were not aware, Alan Oberg was not the CEO of the Canadian Wheat Board.the actual CEO is Ian White, a very repected intelligent senior executive from Australia. By all accounts Mr. White should not be judged by the recent actions of Alan Oberg and the group of eight. I have heard from… Read more »