Month: September 2018

New trade agreement reached by Canada, U.S., and Mexico

Canada has reached an 11th hour trilateral trade agreement with the U.S. and Mexico. The new deal is dubbed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Multiple media outlets say Canada’s dairy sector will see changes, with American dairy farmers getting more market access at a reported 3.6 per cent.  Additionally class 7 pricing will be revamped… Read more »

Start your seed testing story with 20/20 Seed Labs

As the 2018 growing season comes to a close, it’s a good time to evaluate what impact the environment has had on the seed during both the growing and harvest season. It’s important to consider that your seed analyst and disease diagnostician are very much on the front lines again this year – and as… Read more »

Finally, the end of a tumultuous quarter — This week in the grain markets

Grain markets ended the last trading week of September mostly in the red, weigh on by relatively bearish stocks report from the USDA. Oats and canola prices were the only crops that were able to end the week in the green as concerns about the Western Canadian harvest continue to mount. The gains made this… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept. 28: Carr talks trade, special farm panel, and higher interest rates?

As RealAg Radio host, Shaun Haney, puts it… “Today’s show is jam packed!” Canada’s Trade Diversification Minister, the Honourable Jim Carr is on the show today. He talks about CETA’s one year anniversary, and if Canada will get the NAFTA deal done. Shaun also asks Carr what’s holding Canada back from signing a trilateral deal?… Read more »

Scheer: What’s needed for NAFTA, our farmers, and rural Canada

We’re just a year away (or less?) from a federal election, even as deadlines on huge trade deals, such as NAFTA and CPTPP, loom large. As the opposing Conservatives narrow their gap in the polls with the reigning Liberals, Official Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Scheer answers some tough questions on how the Conservatives would be navigating… Read more »

Canola School: Introduce yourself, start a conversation

Your thirty second elevator pitch: We are often told we should have one. For many of us it is hard for us to even stammer out who we are in 30 seconds, let alone talk about something intelligently. Afterwards, we often think we should have said more, but with fewer words. In this episode of… Read more »

2019 Deere 8RT tractors designed for better ride, more maneuverability

For those people who like two-track tractors but always thought the ride could be a little better, good news: John Deere agrees with you and is making the cab suspension more operator friendly on its new two-track tractors. RealAgriculture had a chance to talk to Tiffany Turner, product marketing manager, large tractors, for John Deer,… Read more »

Eastern Ontario gains a two-year agriculture diploma course

Algonquin College, based in Eastern Ontario, has announced two new agriculture-related programs set to begin in fall of 2019 at its Perth campus. The new program comes a few years after the University of Guelph’s Kemptville Campus shut down its agricultural programing. Starting in September 2019, Algonquin’s Perth campus will offer a one-year certificate in… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 27: MP Andrew Scheer talks dairy, rural issues, plus hear Wheat Pete’s Word, top news

RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney is working through a huge week on the show, as Thursday’s show features Official Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Scheer, talking NAFTA, dairy, rural crime, and broadband. On News with Guse, news lead Jessika Guse and occasional host Lyndsey Smith talk new NAFTA (USM?), reports of fraudulent hog movement in… Read more »

Farm visit connects culinary art students to their food

What do you do when two busloads of students come to your farm? Well, of course you welcome them, show them around, and feed them lunch. On a rainy day during harvest, students from Saskatchewan Polytechnic came out to the farm of Doyle and Val Wiebe near Langham. All of the farm equipment was lined… Read more »

Combine drop pan aims to put more bushels in the bin

Marcel Kringe has taken his combine remote drop pan and separator east to show Ontario farmers how the innovation can reduce harvest losses. Manitoba-based Kringe, who hatched the idea with a co-worker while working as a custom combine driver, brought the Bushel Plus combine calibration system to Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS) earlier this month…. Read more »

Farmers no further ahead with recent right to repair agreement

If your harvest (or seeding or spraying) has ever been shut down because of a piece of equipment throwing an error code, you probably need to know about the building concern over right-to-repair rules and regulations. In case you haven’t heard, there’s a growing rumble out of the U.S. pitting farmers against equipment manufacturers in a… Read more »

Spread variable rate fertilizer up to 120 feet with the BBI Sniper

The new BBI Sniper spinner spreader from Salford gives growers the ability to spread fertilizer accurately up to 120 feet at variable rates, the company says. Salford marketing manager Anson Boak says the BBI Sniper is ideal for large-scale dry fertilizer application. In this video, recorded at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS), Boak explains how… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept. 26: Bayer stands by Dicamba, ABP plebiscite, & right to repair your machinery?

If you own your own equipment, the equipment that sits on your own property, you should be able to repair said equipment yourself, right? Well maybe not. RealAgriculture’s Ontario field editor Lyndsey Smith joins host Shaun Haney to discuss possible changes that could be coming to your right to repair. But first, Shaun is joined… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept. 26: Banner soybean yields, slow dry down, and one-cut miracle hay

This week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word runs nearly coast to coast, with questions from out west, down south, out east, and everywhere in between. From the on-fire soybean yields in Ontario, to the evergreen crop in Western Canada, to fungicide timing on forage crops, you won’t want to miss Peter Johnson’s answers to this… Read more »