An Alberta rancher has been chosen as McDonald’s Canada first-ever Canadian representative of its global breeders and model farmers program. Stephen Hughes of Chinook Ranch, will join 33 other producers, breeders, farmers, and growers from 17 different countries as part of the company’s global program. According to a news release, the members represent eight different… Read More

FendtOne, Fendt’s new terminal interface offers operators unique task management features, and the ability to access data from home or the tractor. “So we tried to merge the world that you will find onboard on your tractor, and the world that you will find at home on your PC,” says Fendt’s Stefan Pscheidl, in the… Read More

Biso’s new header line-up offers operators a fast transition between crops and a ground-following system that reduces losses, and is excellent for short crop harvesting, laid grain, and matted cereals. 3D Varioflex headers, available in two options — 3D Varioflex•Air and 3D Varioflex•Air•i — use force sensors to measure ground contact pressure, and an automatic… Read More

The first phase of a trade deal between China and the U.S. has been agreed upon by both parties. United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer says U.S. President Donald Trump has “focused on concluding a Phase One agreement that achieves meaningful, fully-enforceable structural changes and begins rebalancing the U.S.-China trade relationship.” As part of… Read More

First, on today’s show with host Shaun Haney, an update on the agreement-in-principle on Phase One of the U.S.-China trade deal, then: More top ag news, with RealAgriculture’s Jessika Guse; When is the next generation really ready to take on management responsibilities? Patti Durand, agriculture transition specialist at Farm Credit Canada, provides perspectives on making… Read More

If you think you may experiencing déjà vu on the U.S. and China Phase One deal, completed in principle, then you are not alone. Whether last May, September, October or today — any deal with China has been elusive. On CNBC Friday afternoon, national economic advisor Larry Kudlow was asked if Americans can believe the… Read More

Federal ministers have received their marching orders from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for the 43rd Parliament. For minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Marie-Claude Bibeau, those orders include several initiatives focused on trade, economic development, tax treatment of farm succession, food waste, and water quality. The mandate letter lays out what Trudeau’s government prioritizes… Read More

Terry Betker has worked with farmers to establish peer groups for more than a decade. Traditionally, farmers engage with their peers to share management ideas in informal settings  — everywhere from industry meetings to the local coffee shop — but formal peer groups are not common in Canadian agriculture, says Betker, president of Winnipeg-based Backswath… Read More