In this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast, provides an update on harvest conditions in Ontario. He also answers a plethora of questions ranging from fertility and row spacing on wheat to planting grasses in waterways. Get an idea of some of the topics… Read More

Alberta wheat growers are contributing nearly $1 million to 13 wheat-related research projects across Western Canada over the next five years. A total of $970,000 in research funding was announced by the Alberta Wheat Commission in Calgary yesterday. “Investing in research is one of our key priorities as it ensures farmers have consistent access to… Read More

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is hosting an agriculture debate, today, in Ottawa. Follow along on Twitter: #AgDebate, #Elxn42Ag. In attendance: Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Hon.Gerry Ritz Malcolm Allen, NDP Agriculture Critic Mark Eyking, Liberal Agriculture Critic Andrew West, Green Party candidate for Kanata-Carleton Yves Lessard, Bloc Québécois candidate for Beloeil-Chambly Moderator: Andrew Campbell, farmer,… Read More

Trade ministers from the 12 countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are expected to arrive in Atlanta today with the goal of concluding the trade deal. Both the domestic and export-oriented sectors of Canadian agriculture are well-represented at the meetings, which started at the chief negotiator level on Sunday. “The Trans-Pacific Partnership right now for us is… Read More

After four years in development, AGCO rolled out its new 3300 Command Series corn head at the Farm Progress Show earlier this month in Decatur, Illinois. AGCO brand manager Kevin Bien told Real Agriculture the new corn head has been totally redesigned. “We call it the Command Series because it allows our customers to take… Read More

The days are getting shorter, temperatures are dropping and harvest is moving along. All signs that hockey season is almost here. After having lots of fun with the inaugural RealAg Hockey Pool last winter, people have asked whether we’re going to run another friendly competition this season. Well, the answer is yes! So whether you’re a hardcore fan or not,… Read More

The Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation hosted its annual conference last week, with the theme “Fixing Fences — Bridging the Urban/Rural Divide.” Rob Saik, CEO of Agri-Trend, was one of the panelists in the “Found at the Farm Gate”  Friday afternoon session, and he suggested that one of the first steps to bridging the divide would… Read More

RealAgriculture received a handful of awards at the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation Awards Banquet in Calgary on Saturday. For the fourth year in a row, RealAgriculture.com was recognized in the website category, receiving the Henry Heald bronze award. Kelvin Heppner and Debra Murphy received gold and silver awards in the radio/audio reporting class — the Tom Leach… Read More

Grains finished the last full week of trading in September in the green thanks to some unfavourable weather conditions in Europe and Asia, and better-expected-export numbers for U.S. sales. While crop progress reports in North America continue to show that things are ahead of schedule & crop quality is relatively decent, some good buying strength… Read More