Wednesday’s radio podcast, with co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, includes: thanks to our listeners for sharing feedback! Some great points on the CPC leadership vote, vertical farming, and rural internet service (email [email protected] or [email protected], @realagriculture on Twitter). Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay discusses the launch of consultations on a national food policy. A look… Read More

If above average moisture continues through June, growers should start scouting early for northern corn leaf blight (NCLB). Rob Miller, BASF’s technical development manager for eastern Canada, says NCLB can appear as early as the 8-10 leaf stage in a wet season. Lesions appear on the lower leaves and move upwards, as the infection often… Read More

On Tuesday’s radio podcast, co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner discuss, among other things: Andrew Scheer’s surprise win over Maxime Bernier in the Conservative Party leadership race, with Jeff English, the federal government launching consultations on a national food policy, new Canola Council of Canada president Jim Everson joins to discuss the future of canola… Read More

Are you looking to step up your fusarium control measures this spring? In this episode of RealAgriculture Wheat School, resident agronomist Peter Johnson reviews the basics of managing fusarium in Ontario’s wheat crop and also offers some tips on how growers can elevate their control efforts. For Johnson, effective fusarium control starts with the basics:… Read More

With the United States’ exit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the new administration says it’s focusing on bilateral agreements instead of multilateral deals in its attempted execution of an “America first” ideology on all things, including trade. Now that President Trump has formally notified Congress of his desire to renegotiate NAFTA, the countdown has started with… Read More

Monday’s agronomy-themed Memorial Day show, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, includes: Colleen Smith of Agscape on getting more agriculture into classrooms, Kevin Zachuk of 20/20 Seed Labs on evaluating seed performance, Darcy Pawlik of Syngenta on hybrid wheat, and Aaron Daigh of NSDU on striptillage feasibility in the northern plains and prairies. Listen… Read More

Consumers need to know where their food comes from. Why don’t we have more agriculture in the classroom? Those are recurring conversation themes and questions AgScape executive director Colleen Smith encounters every day. They’re challenges the Ontario agriculture industry has been grappling with since the Ag In The Classroom program was launched 25 years ago…. Read More

After years of discussion about the idea, the federal government has launched consultations on creating a national food policy. “Developing this food policy is an exciting opportunity for Canadians to have their say about how government can help address those opportunities and challenges that exist in our food system,” said Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, announcing the consultations… Read More

Many dairy and poultry farmers across Canada breathed a sigh of relief on Saturday night as Andrew Scheer defeated front-runner Maxime Bernier to become the leader of the Official Opposition and the Conservative Party of Canada. One of Bernier’s main promises during the campaign was to dismantle supply management (SM) — the quota system that ensures a… Read More

Last week, the Alberta government introduced Bill 17, the Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act, which updates Alberta’s Labour Code and Employment Standards Code. Since the bill covers all workers in Alberta, it requires some further digging to parse out what applies to agriculture and farms. On Friday, Shaun Haney spoke with Oneil Carlier, Minister of… Read More