Month: September 2016

Beef Market Update: Big Protein Supplies On All Sides

Beef is facing stiff competition from other proteins as huge North American pork and poultry production is coinciding with big beef supplies. “We have issues on all sides of the fence. We’re looking at record production on both pork and poultry right in front of us,” explains Anne Wasko of Gateway Livestock in this Beef Market… Read more »

TWORA, Sept 30: Fall Weather & Water Issues

Harvest rolls on across the country — will the rains stay away? We hear from DTN’s senior ag meteorologist on this week’s podcast. There’s been a more-than-100 percent increase in North American media coverage of agriculture-related water issues in the last year, as we hear from American public relations expert Jay Byrne on what this… Read more »

AGCO’s New Folding Corn Head Reduces Downtime

It takes time to detach a corn head, roll in a cart, and transport the header to another field. AGCO says its new 3200 Series folding corn heads will eliminate that downtime and keep your combine rolling. The company introduced the new heads at the recent Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. In this video,… Read more »

Dry Weather Trend to Continue through Ontario Harvest

It’s been dry, to very dry, to a full-on drought in Ontario this year, and that dry trend doesn’t look to be letting up substantially heading into the harvest season. That’s according to Bryce Anderson, senior agriculture meteorologist with DTN, who spoke with Shaun Haney, to recap what weather farmers can anticipate for the #harvest16 season. From… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word — Sept 29: Punky Corn Cobs, Yield Monitor Highs, & Orange Gas Warnings

Yes, we’re a day late with Wheat Pete’s Word, but it was so worth it because we broke a record for most questions in a week! Well, OK, that’s not quite true, but it was so close — so hats off to you, dear listeners and readers, we really do appreciate all the interactions and… Read more »

Ag Committee Drops Manitoba, Adds Saskatchewan to Growing Forward 3 Tour

Manitoba’s provincial farm group is miffed the province is being left out of the House of Commons Agriculture Committee’s upcoming consultations for the next agricultural policy framework. With the current Growing Forward 2 framework set to expire in early 2018, MPs on the ag committee are planning to tour the country seeking input for the… Read more »

Warm and Dry — Western Canadian #Harvest16 Weather Forecast

Could the great dry up finally be on for Western Canada? Will we stay frost-free to Thanksgiving? Real Agriculture’s Shaun Haney is joined by senior agriculture meteorologist for DTN Bryce Anderson to talk current weather trends for Western Canada —  including what’s behind the cool, wet weather trend most farmers have been grappling with for… Read more »

Virtual Reality Crop Scouting Coming to a Field Near You

Virtual reality technology is making it possible to get a close look at a crop without having to set foot in the field. Someday you might not even have to leave the farmyard or office. Using a 360-degree camera mounted on a quadcopter drone and an off-the-shelf virtual reality headset to hold a smartphone, Matt Johnson… Read more »

Quebec Farmer Wins Million Dollar “Seed for Life”

When you give away a million dollars you get people’s attention. That was Pioneer’s plan when it launched its ‘Seed for Life’ promotion in 2015. Earlier this month at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, the company announced that Marc-André Pilon, a farmer from Saint-Polycarpe, Quebec, had won the grand prize of $50,000 worth of Pioneer seed… Read more »

New Dry Bean Varieties Poised to Battle Bacterial Blight

New genetics are expected to help dry bean growers fight back against common bacterial blight — the number one foliar disease in beans in Western Canada. Annual dry bean field surveys in Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan show common bacterial blight “is usually quite severe and widespread,” explains Bob Conner, pulse crop pathologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC),… Read more »

Extending the Grazing Season — Options for Adding Days on Grass

Having enough forage on hand for the fall grazing or winter feeding season is sort of like the best time to plant a tree — it should have been planned for a long time ago. But even the best of intentions got waylaid this year throughout much of Ontario because it Just. Didn’t. Rain. Many… Read more »

Ontario Ag Minister’s Marching Orders are Heavy on the Environment

Ontario’s focus on the environmental side of farming has just been underlined and intensified, even more. With the midpoint mandate of her provincial government having been reached, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne put pen to paper last week to help guide both new and established ministers on the next part of their journey. Her mission was… Read more »

MYFB — Ep 22: What’s Fair is Not Always What’s Equal

“One day, this will all be yours.” If this is the sum total of succession planning you’ve done as a farm owner, or if, as the son or daughter, you’ve heard this one too many times with nothing to show for it — the interview below is a must listen. On this episode of the… Read more »

Beef School: Ep.1 — Supercharge Forage With Silage Inoculants

Do you inoculate your silage? If not, you could be losing out on added digestibility or leaving the bunk or silo open to added spoilage. In this very first episode of the Beef School, we meet with Dr. Tim McAllister, principal research scientist, ruminant nutrition & microbiology, with Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, to learn more… Read more »

New Report Lays out 21 Recommendations for the TFWP

Last week, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) released its report of and 21 recommendations for changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program. While the program applies to any industry in Canada, it is largely used by the farming and agriculture processing industries…. Read more »