The Government of Canada is supporting the work of the Canadian Poultry Research Council (CPRC) with an $8.24 million contribution, provided under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), and AgriScience Program Clusters. The financial backing will be in addition to $3.78 million invested by the poultry industry. Funds will go towards addressing threats to the poultry… Read More

Prostate Cancer. Despite its wide-reaching impact, it’s often both misunderstood and misrepresented. According to Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC), in 2019 alone, over 20,000 cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in Canada. Robin Speer, spokesperson for PCC adds that 4,000 of those men will lose their lives to the disease. In case you don’t feel… Read More

Most people in rural areas across Canada have one unfortunate thing in common: slow internet. The Ontario government is hoping to change that for the people in Wellington County. Infrastructure Minister, Monte McNaughton announced up to $63.7 million will be given to the Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT), as part of the government’s commitment for… Read More

Ontario is dotted with fields of “wimpy wheat.” That’s what RealAgriculture agronomist, Peter Johnson is calling late-emerging, thin, spindly winter wheat that lacks vigour and did not tiller. In this episode of RealAgriculture Wheat School, Johnson explains these plants are simply suffering from cold injury after a rugged Ontario fall and an equally tumultuous spring… Read More

Happy Friday! For today’s RealAg Radio show, host Shaun Haney has the following guests: RealAgriculture’s news lead, Jessika Guse with the top ag news stories of the day; Robin Speer with Prostate Cancer Canada is in to explain the #PlaidForDad campaign; J.P. Gervais, chief economist with Farm Credit Canada discusses interest rates; and, RealAgriculture’s Lyndsey… Read More

By Sean Mitchell and Dr. Alfons Weersink As wet planting conditions persist across Ontario, many growers have switching on their mind: should they switch to shorter-season corn hybrids or even leave corn in the bag and plant soybeans? From an economic perspective, the best choice is likely to switch to shorter-season corn with lower heat… Read More

The Do More Ag Foundation has announced the hiring of Adelle Stewart as its new executive director. The not-for-profit organization focuses on mental health in agriculture across Canada. “We’re excited to have her on board to help lead the foundation even further,” says co-founder Himanshu Singh. “Adelle brings an important combination of operational experience and the… Read More