It appears the Government of Alberta has listened to Team Alberta’s concerns over the timing of the Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) for new Class 1 drivers announced last month. Transportation Minister Brian Mason has announced agricultural workers may apply for a one-year exemption from the training, recognizing the quick turn-around to implement MELT would be incredibly tight… Read More

Richardson International has completed its purchase of Wesson, a purchase originally announced last year. The deal, made December 18, 2018, closed as of February 25, 2019, as all the regulatory and other closing requirements were made. According to the new release, Richardson will acquire the Wesson production facility located at Memphis, Tennessee, which will expand… Read More

On Tuesday’s edition of RealAg Radio: Ontario field editor, Lyndsey Smith and news lead, Jessika Guse discuss the top ag news stories of the day; RealAg Radio host, Shaun Haney discusses farm succession with Idaho farmer and succession consultant, Dick Wittman. For the longer portion of the interview, click here; and, Ontario field editor, Bern Tobin… Read More

North Carolina farmer Russell Hedrick is trying to make money in agriculture. That’s one of the reason’s why the first-generation farmer, who started with just 30 acres in 2012, believes in farming for profit, not max yield. Fast forward to 2018, and Hedrick’s operation has grown to more than 800 acres while his crop inputs… Read More

A 63-year-old man from Prairie View, Man., is dead after a grain auger incident on Monday. Mounties from the Virden detachment received the report of an incident at 9:25 p.m. The farm site, where the incident happened, is located roughly 15 kilometres northwest of Virden in the RM of Wallace-Woodworth. The initial investigation has revealed the… Read More

Whether its Brussels sprouts or black coffee, odds are you simply haven’t given it enough of a chance. “Most adults who drink their coffee still find it bitter,” says science writer Bob Holmes, in this episode of Food Bubble with Andrew Campbell, adding it’s a “horrible, horrible drink” but over time, we learn to enjoy it… Read More

As we see more autonomy and robots on the farm in the future, will that minimize or reduce the impact of the benefits of being a farm kid? Does it change it? There’s an element of the physical aspect of doing some of the work, which creates some of the long-term character, like picking rocks,… Read More