Let’s start here: not all tillage is unwarranted. In some soils and circumstances, tillage can help warm, dry, or prepare a seedbed before planting and can help bury trash that is otherwise tough for a seeder to get through. At times, burial of residues can provide a larger surface area for microbes within different soil… Read More

Dairy farmers can check the mailbox soon for directions on how to access the next payment under the Dairy Direct Payment Program. The federal government announced last week that dairy farmers will receive cash payments on the basis of milk quota. The total payouts will equal $468 million in 2020-21, $469 million in 2021-22, and $468 million in 2022-23. In order… Read More

As weed populations evolve and we continue to see growth in tolerance to active ingredients, the need for strategies that include multiple modes of action in burnoff applications has never been more necessary. To get the most value from pre-seed burnoff, all the products in the tank should work in synergy to provide powerful control… Read More

We’ve reached the end of another week! Thanks for tuning into RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear a Beef Market Update from Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange, as well as an issues panel with RealAgriculture’s Lyndsey Smith, Kelvin Heppner, and Christina Crowley-Arklie of Crowley-Arklie Strategy. They’ll be talking about: The U.S. inauguration;… Read More

The federal government has announced $162.6 million in additional funding for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) over the next five years, and $40 million per year in added funding for the agency on an ongoing basis after that. The funding boost, announced by Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, and Health Minister Patty Hajdu on Friday, follows… Read More

It’s been more than 30 years since Caterpillar launched the first tracked tractor for farming. A lot has changed since those first basic tracks and under carriages rolled into farm fields. Most of those early tractors were in the 200 to 400 horsepower range. In the past decade however, many of those smaller tractors are… Read More

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) announced an investment Friday into a program that will introduce youth in Kindergarten through Grade 12 to the career opportunities available to them in the plant-protein, agri-food, and digital agriculture sectors. As part of a $2 million co-investment with the Enterprise Machine Intelligence & Learning Initiative (EMILI), national STEM outreach charity… Read More

As of this week, the Ontario government is expanding its workplace safety COVID-19-compliance blitz to more businesses, including farms. The campaign began last week focused on big-box retail stores. More than 300 provincial officers will now be focusing on retail, restaurants providing take-out, gas stations, and farms, among other essential businesses. Officers will enter businesses to… Read More

What can farmers and ranchers expect from President Joe Biden’s administration? Tyne Morgan, host and executive producer of the U.S. Farm Report, joins Shaun Haney for a fast-paced, 30 minute conversation covering what to expect from Biden’s first 100 days in office, if ad hoc payments will continue, and commentary on Biden’s choices for leadership… Read More