It’s a Windy Wednesday over here in Alberta, where Shaun Haney is hosting RealAg Radio live in the Lethbridge studio. On today’s show, sponsored by Federated Cooperatives, you’ll hear: Craig Klemmer of Farm Credit Canada (FCC); A product spotlight with Ian McDougall of Federated Cooperatives Limited (FCL); RealAg’s Kelvin Heppner on the Saskatchewan commodity annual… Read More

Let’s face it — the prairies are no stranger to winds. However, Wednesday’s wind events have wreaked some intense havoc across southern Alberta and southern Saskatchewan, and the pressure system is expected to continue heading east. This isn’t just a matter of 20 km/hr winds — many areas have experienced 80 km/hr and up winds,… Read More

This week’s Wheat Pete’s Word kicks off with a quick explanation and an update on host Peter Johnson’s “extra 15 minutes” concept. The agronomy questions keep rolling in, and this week, Johnson puts off some of the wheat questions and instead tackles some sulphur questions, forage questions, and questions on spring cover crops. Have a… Read More

The agriculture industry loves its iron and the upcoming trends in equipment manufacturing are an exciting prospect. Al Cervero, senior vice president of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, recently wrote an article titled Five Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2021, and also joined Shaun Haney on RealAg Radio. First up is how the equipment industry… Read More

The topic of soil health has gained a tremendous amount of followers over the last ten years. There’s a large, dynamic community devoted to the topic, too — from farmers and researchers, to consultants and extension specialists. Dr. Abbey Wick, extension soil health specialist and associate professor at North Dakota State University (NDSU), recently presented… Read More

The Government of Saskatchewan and SaskCanola have released the 2020 Saskatchewan Clubroot Distribution Map, which outlines the rural municipalities where clubroot has been identified. Since 2017, 75 commercial canola fields have been confirmed to have clubroot, which is an increase of 24 fields since last year’s update. The number of fields with the clubroot pathogen… Read More

When it comes to farming, there are many moving parts and uncontrollable variables. How do you manage all the risk? Steph Berlett of Agromart Group says that we have to do everything in our power to manage the variables that are in control. “Everything we do in farming is risk management. We’re banking on the… Read More

Saskatchewan’s crop commissions are going to be pushing for mandatory grain export reporting, as well as continuing their effort to have farmers rewarded for sequestering carbon, following their 2021 annual general meetings this week. SaskCanola, Sask Wheat, SaskBarley, SaskFlax, SaskOats, and Saskatchewan Pulse Growers hosted their annual meetings in a virtual version of the annual… Read More

Several more consultation sessions for farmers have been announced following strong interest in the proposed Responsible Grain voluntary code of practice over the last several weeks. The draft code includes a list of required and recommended practices for grain farmers across Canada who choose to participate in the initiative. The committee that developed the code… Read More

There are some aggressive targets for a reduction of fertilizer in the new climate plan proposal recently released by the federal government. At first glance, the support of the proposal by Fertilizer Canada doesn’t make a lot of sense. To explain, Clyde Graham, executive vice president of Fertilizer Canada, recently chatted with Shaun Haney on RealAg… Read More

The federal government is launching consultations on the long-awaited review of the Canada Grain Act. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau made the announcement as part of her speech kicking off the virtual CropSphere conference hosted by Saskatchewan crop commissions on Tuesday (January 12). “The Canada Grain Act has not had major updates… Read More