Olymel’s management has announced the sudden passing of its president and CEO, Réjean Nadeau. Nadeau, 71, succumbed to a sudden and virulent cancer. He passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 14, surrounded by his loved ones at his home in Rougemont, the company says. The date and location of a memorial are soon to be… Read More

Tar spot is taking a bite out of yields in some Ontario corn fields but there is hope that growers will have effective tools to manage the leaf disease. Characterized by tar-like speckling on the upper surface of corn leaves, the fungal pathogen has been delivering yield hits ranging from 20 to 60 bushels per… Read More

Whether we plan to or not, we learn something new every growing season. Some learning is required, as on-the-spot breakdowns or problems arise. Other times, a farm conference or show is so full of informative presentations and knowledgable people that just attending can make your brain feel over-full. But have you ever planned out learning… Read More

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) have both made contributions to the Hay West 2021 initiative to help cover shipping costs to send hay to drought-stricken farmers in the Prairie provinces. The 2021 Hay West initiative, organized by Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), is moving hay from eastern Canada to the… Read More

About 10,000 John Deere employees at 14 facilities in the U.S. went on strike at midnight Thursday, after rejecting tentative labour agreements this past weekend. Depending how long the strike lasts, it could intensify inventory shortages that dealers are already facing due to other supply chain disruptions. The employees are members of the UAW (International… Read More

What’s potentially on the desk for the next agriculture minister? What should be in the new Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s mandate letter? Host Kelvin Heppner is joined by Tyler McCann, managing director of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute, for this episode of RealAg Politics. McCann recently wrote his own mandate letter of what he… Read More

Welcome to this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio, guest hosted by Kara Oosterhuis. On today’s show you’ll hear from: Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, on record average highs for gas prices; Jordon Underhill of Canadian Dairy XPO, talking about their upcoming show plans for 2022; Lara de Moissac of RealAgriculture, on… Read More