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

Horsch is making its first foray into the mounted row crop planter market. Earlier this month at the National Farm Machinery Show at Louisville, Kentucky, the North Dakota-based manufacturer rolled out its all-new Maestro RC series mounted row crop planters. In this video, Horsch product manager Jeremy Hughes notes that the Maestro RC features new technologies… Read More

How do you know when it’s time to set up shop on your own? And in this day and age of rapidly evolving precision agriculture and technology, how does a boots-on-the-ground agronomist carve her niche? Deb Campbell has addressed both those tough topics — the first, in 2012, after a few almosts and could-have-beens, and… Read More

As we approach the ending of another winter, Mother Nature is not being kind. As some Ontario and Quebec farmers learned last week, wind-whipped snow loads can quickly become too much for even brand new construction. Reports of at least one dairy barn, a hog barn, and a drive shed collapsing in the last week has… Read More

This past week the Beef Farmers of Ontario held their annual general meeting near the Toronto airport to take care of some business and discuss the year ahead. The meat sector has seen strong demand for product due to positive economic factors, but 2019 could be different.  Additionally, producers are facing increasing costs due to… Read More