Month: December 2016

RealAg Radio, Dec 1: Heated Canola, TB Compensation, CRISPR & Pulse Crop Hype in Montana

The federal and Alberta governments are offering $16.7 million in TB quarantine compensation, a Bayer executive is talking about selling some canola business, pulse acres in Montana are climbing quickly…there’s lots of ground to cover on today’s edition of RealAg Radio. Back from the Montana Grain Growers’ meeting in Great Falls, we hear Shaun’s conversations… Read more »

Lewis Elected APAS President

A farmer from Gray, Saskatchewan, has been elected president of the province’s general farm group. Todd Lewis was chosen to lead the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan at the organization’s annual general meeting in Regina this week. He replaces Norm Hall of Wynyard, who stepped down after five years as president. Hall and Ian Boxall… Read more »

Advanced Wheat and Barley Breeding Techniques Excite Montana Grain Growers

Wheat and barley growers across North America have been waiting for advancements in breeding techniques to make the crop types more competitive with corn, soybeans, and canola. At the recent Montana Grain Growers Association convention in Great Falls, Shaun talked to Dr. Hikmet Budak about a new advancement in plant breeding that really excited the crowd… Read more »

Want to Stop Cities Eating Up Farmland? We Need Urban Allies

It’s estimated that an average of 350 acres of arable land per day are gobbled up in Ontario alone. While urban sprawl may have less of an acres-per-day impact in less populous provinces, the permanent loss of farmland is and should be a major concern not just for farmers, but for urbanites, too. When’s the last… Read more »

Fake News Also Plagues Ag and Food

It took an election over the Oval Office, but it seems some of the Internet’s biggest companies are now saying, just maybe, they have a role to play in wrangling up false and fake news. Google and Facebook have both announced that they will cut off the advertising revenue for websites that produce fake news…. Read more »

Deere Aims for Accuracy with New Nozzle Control

John Deere’s new intelligent nozzle control system promises to help sprayer operators maintain consistent droplet size and pattern through a range of speeds, while reducing overlaps, skips, and drift. The ExactApply system was unveiled earlier this year at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. In this video, John Deere product manager Lydia Thomas explains… Read more »