We made it, you guys. 2018 was a year of uncertainty, volatility, trade moves, unforgiving weather, and a harvest that wouldn’t end. It was also a year of political shuffling,with several provincial elections, trade wars, thick smoke in the West, a DON disaster for some and record soybean yields in Ontario. And did we mention China?… Read More

The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has determined  that both the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) have gone over the allowed grain revenue entitlement for the 2017-18 crop year. By the numbers, CN’s grain revenue of $788,062,078 was $1,047,285 above its entitlement, while CP’s grain revenue of $709,499,416 was $1,500,513 above its… Read More

There likely isn’t a sector in agriculture that isn’t very ready to put 2018 to bed. From drought and extreme heat for much of the summer, to a cold wet harvest out west, to high DON in corn, market volatility and trade wars, and falling livestock prices this fall, many are looking for a better… Read More

2018 was a difficult year for soybean markets. The U.S.-China trade war triggered a $2.00-$2.50 per bushel reduction in the futures market and neither side appears willing to relent in their sanction tug-of-war. In RealAgriculture’s final Soybean School episode of the 2018 season, we asked ag economist, market commentator, and farmer Philip Shaw for his take… Read More

Although the equine industry wasn’t Linnaeus Plant Sciences’ (LPSI) main target for marketing their camelina product, the company has formed a new bond with horse owners across Canada. LPSI owns new varieties of high yielding and disease resistant camelina. The company says the oil  from the crop is high in omega-3 fatty acids, and this caught… Read More

We all like to believe we are independent thinkers, but the beliefs of most people often align with one team or another. Tamar Haspel does not have a team. She is a columnist for the Washington Post and, along with her husband, has an oyster farm on Cape Cod. If you follow her on Twitter… Read More

To our followers, friends, fans, and listeners, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and restorative holiday week! Looking for a little holiday music or background sounds? Check out our radio Christmas Special, or enjoy the singing talents of our own Bern Tobin with his rendition of a family song, Christmas at Old Petty… Read More

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone! For this very special holiday edition of Realag Radio, the entire content team got together to share: Our favourite holiday traditions; A special poem from Bern Tobin Best book recommendations (according to Shaun, books are the best gifts ever); Our worst/best gift ever stories; and, We finish the sentence,… Read More

The Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) used to be a big player in the field of offering government-backed cash advances. The changes to the CWB’s structure and its transition to a private company created an administrative vacuum which 30 or so other groups that currently offer the cash advance have been working to fill. Recently, another… Read More


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