Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has had to make some changes to cabinet, following the resignation of Jody Wilson-Raybould (and subsequent testimony regarding the SNC-Lavalin controversy) from the Veterans Affairs post. Now former Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay has been moved to Veteran Affairs, while Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie was shuffled… Read More

RealAg Radio host, Shaun Haney has escaped the cold weather in Canada to take a tour down to Orlando, Florida for this year’s Commodity Classic. Guest’s on today’s radio show include: Jessika Guse with the top ag news stories of the day; Executive director of the Repair Association, Gay Gordon-Byrne speaks with RealAgriculture’s Lyndsey Smith… Read More

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) has named its new president and vice presidents. The election took place during CFA’s annual general meeting held at Ottawa, Ont., this week. Past president of the PEI Federation of Agriculture Mary Robinson will lead the organization as president. Robinson steps in to the role after the retirement of… Read More

AgJunction Inc. is bringing autosteer to smaller farms and older tractors that have difficultly accessing the advanced guidance precision agriculture application. At the National Farm Machinery Show at Louisville, Kentucky, earlier this month, AgJunction launched the Wheelman Pro and Wheelman Flex — simple, affordable autosteering systems powered by the Whirl app. In this interview, AgJunction chief marketing officer Jeff Morris notes… Read More

Revenue minus Expenses equals Profit…right? Mike Michalowicz, author and this year’s opening keynote speaker of TechTourLIVE, says putting profit last is setting yourself up for failure — because putting it last means that profit can wait, that it’s optional, that it’s less important now and more important in some distance future. But that leads to… Read More

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