The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture says it will move one of its agriculture extension services to the City of Humboldt. Those who work in the Watrous office will be have to make the hour drive north as of March 2020. “Establishing an office in Humboldt allows us to maximize the positive impact of our extension… Read More

There are many variables that greatly impact the profitability of the family farm. Some of those variables include different risks and often largely depends on where your farm is located in the world. Ask yourself this question — Do you like where you farm? For the majority of farms in Canada and the U.S., you… Read More

Fungicides play a key role in helping manage disease in pulse crops across the Prairies. But growers need to be vigilant to prevent fungicide resistance and ensure they have the tools required to fight yield-robbing diseases, says Alberta Agriculture and Forestry pulse research scientist Robyne Bowness Davidson. On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Resistance Management School,… Read More

The World Trade Organization (WTO) was created to add stability to global trade by upholding certain rules between trading partners. The organization has been criticized for being too slow, and, at times, ineffective. But the WTO exists for very good reason, says Brian Innes, past president of CAFTA who also is the head of public… Read More

In a great example of rare bipartisan support, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favour of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in landslide fashion. One day removed from an impeachment vote of President Donald Trump, the USMCA passed 385-41. The trade agreement will now move to the U.S. Senate, where a favourable outcome is… Read More

Canadian telecommunications company Telus has acquired a second agriculture company, Decisive Farming. Although some were keen to point out the new logo on the Decisive Farming website, including the phrase ‘powered by TELUS’ the purchase was confirmed today by Decisive Farming spokesperson, Breanne Baker. “Yes, Decisive Farming has joined the TELUS family,” she wrote in… Read More

A new soybean pest has hit the radar screen, and it could be a threat to soybean growers across Canada. Gall midge was first detected in Nebraska in 2011 and has since been confirmed in Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota. On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Soybean School, OMAFRA entomologist Tracey Baute explains that the midge… Read More