Commodity Classic continues in Anaheim, California, with Shaun Haney hosting today’s show on-location. Kelvin Heppner is also in the States in this week, in Washington, DC, for the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Convention, where he sits down with Grain Growers of Canada president Jeff Nielsen to discuss the federal budget and what’s in it, or… Read More

Players are going to start dropping out of the race to be the dominant farm data platform sooner than later, says a cropping systems economist who focuses on farm data analytics at Kansas State University. Right now there are still dozens, maybe hundreds, of participants, with agronomy companies, equipment manufacturers, seed and chemical companies, tech… Read More

The first time I read it, it seemed like some kind of sick joke. A man, convicted in the death of his son, was recently slated to speak about healthy living at a “wellness expo.” Some backstory: David Stephan and his wife believed herbal treatments would cure their son’s meningitis. When they finally called 911,… Read More

With commodity prices staying low and farmers facing higher interest rates for the foreseeable future, there is reason to be cautious about equipment sales moving forward, especially after 2017’s mixed bag of results between Canada and the U.S. Some manufacturers, though, do see light at the end of the tunnel. At play in the optimism,… Read More

The 2018-19 federal budget tabled by Finance Minister Bill Morneau on Tuesday did not contain any major farm programs or funding. “We had to do some deep digging to actually see some positives for farmers. It’s really lacking compared to budget 2017 when they had ambitious goals for agriculture — exports worth $75 billion by… Read More

Just like highly successful people share several traits, highly profitable farms share consistent attributes. Regardless of farm type or geography, there are farmer traits and business management practices common to profitable farms. “The number one practice driving farm profitability is lifelong learning and your commitment to building your skills,” says Heather Watson, executive director of… Read More

RealAgriculture is hiring a full-time, in-the-field videographer to cover Western Canada. If you’re outgoing and enthusiastic with a passion for farming and know your way around a camera and production software, we’d like you to consider joining the RealAgriculture team. As videographer, you’ll be expected to travel across all three Prairie provinces, though a home… Read More

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is building support for its vision of Ontario agriculture and food and it’s banking on a new partnership with other key stakeholders to make politicians take notice. With a provincial election campaign just over three months away, OFA travelled to Queen’s Park last week to ask politicians to spread… Read More

Wonder no more, farmers and industry, the new DowDuPont agriculture company has a name, and it’s Corteva Agriscience. As part of the DowDupont merger, the company plans to spin-off a standalone agriculture company, which would include DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer, and Dow AgroSciences, by June 1, 2019. The intended company will be named Corteva… Read More