It’s already Thursday, and in this episode of RealAg Radio, Shaun Haney covers: U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue was pressed at Farm Progress Show in Illinois yesterday on the conflicting messages surrounding NAFTA negotiation. StatsCan production report released this morning. DLN Agventures’ Dwight Nichol joins Haney to talk about the numbers. The two talk durum… Read More

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visited the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois on Wednesday, where he scrummed with the media and was pressed on the fact that there are mixed messages coming from the White House on trade. As Canada, the U.S. and Mexico head into round two of NAFTA talks this weekend, President… Read More

Over the past couple of decades, those who make a profit off of the environment — farmers, ranchers, miners, and loggers — have seen a fair amount of negative publicity. As people involved in some of these industries, we know the negativity isn’t always accurate, and Bruce Vincent with Environomics Incorporated more than agrees. “The… Read More

Case IH had their Quadtrac 540 CVX tractor on display this week at Farm Progress Show in Illinois. The tractor is the ‘flagship’ of three models, all outfitted with continuously-variable transmissions (CVT), something that the company says has not been available in 4WD articulated tractors until now. “CVX can bring a wide range of engine,… Read More

Five of Manitoba’s agricultural commodity groups are working towards a potential merger. In May, the groups signed a memorandum of understanding and this month made significant steps towards their goal of completing phase one by April 2018. The merger steering committee met with Synthesis Agri-Food Network’s Rob Hannam in Carman, Manitoba. There, they discussed how… Read More

Aimed at producers who are tired of shovelling, sweeping and sneezing their way through the dregs of grain bins, Grain Systems, Inc (GSI) announced a new bin technology at Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois this week. The patent-pending technology, named FlexWave, consists of two inflatable liners that replace the bin floor. To empty the… Read More

When penciling out the cost of replacement heifers, it’s easy to think of all of the obvious costs, the cash costs. But Kathy Larson, research economist with the Western Beef Development Centre, encourages producers to consider the opportunity costs of raising animals as well. “Opportunity costs are essentially non-cash costs. The biggest one being the money… Read More