It’s our fourth and final day at the Crop Production Show in Saskatoon, as Jim Hale, farmer from Lancer, Sask., joins Shaun as co-host for today’s radio program (Thanks to a storm moving through the prairies, Kelvin’s lost in airspace somewhere, flying between Saskatoon, Toronto and Calgary to get to Winnipeg.) After breaking down today’s… Read More

What impact do fungicides, plant population, and row spacing have on your soybean yields? The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) has been working with growers in the state for years to help assess the impact of crop inputs and management options. In this episode of Soybean School, ISA researcher Tristan Mueller joins Real Agriculture’s Bernard Tobin… Read More

From the Crop Production Show in Saskatoon, Shaun and Kelvin discuss the federal cabinet shuffle, changes to wheat check-offs in Western Canada and more on today’s news. Guests include Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc with his forecast for Ontario, and a feature market panel, discussing old crop marketing opportunities, new crop acreage expectations, the impact… Read More

The Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame announced its final three inductees for 2017 at CropSphere in Saskatoon on Wednesday. Biotech champion Wilf Keller, seedgrower Donna Edwards and soil scientist Bob McKercher join grain industry champion Art Mainil (deceased), beef industry advocate Tim Oleksyn and farm innovator George Cooper (deceased), whose inductions were announced during Agribition… Read More

FarmLink and Farm At Hand have announced the return of Grain World for 2017. The revamped conference will be held at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg November 14 and 15, 2017. The two-day conference will feature keynote addresses from journalists Andrew Coyne and Michael Landsberg along with industry experts covering outlooks on major Canadian crops, and… Read More

Livestock and poultry veterinarians involved with extra-label use of drugs for food animals now have an improved – and vitally important – e-resource available to them. Directors of the web-based Canadian food animal residue avoidance databank (which goes by the acronym CgFARAD) have unveiled a new user-friendly and effective database and website for licensed veterinarians… Read More

Chrystia Freeland is handing over the federal government’s trade portfolio, with one major exception. As part of the cabinet shuffle announced on Tuesday, Freeland was named Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, but she’s retaining the Canada-U.S. relations file, including trade relations. Quebec MP Francois-Philippe Champagne, formerly the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, becomes… Read More

Who are the most profitable corn growers? The answer to this question is really quite simple, says Ken Ferrie, one of North America’s leading agronomists and crop consultants. The most profitable corn growers are those who most effectively manage the big three crop production variables: sunlight, water, and nutrients. An independent agronomist, the Illinois-based Ferrie… Read More

Farmers and land owners will have two chances this year to access funding under the Grassland Stewardship Program (GSP) beginning with a January 9th to February 1 intake. The program, administered by the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) and funded through the federal Environment and Climate Change Canada department, provides funding to implement forage… Read More