As farmers continue to look for answers to questions they are faced with on their farm, the need for on-farm research programs continues. One of these on-farm research programs is the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions Plot2Farm program. Jeremy Boychyn, agronomy research extension specialist with Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, was at the Prairie Cereals… Read More

Bill C-208, an act to amend the Income Tax Act, received royal assent in June of 2021. The act, which governs the rules and regulations regarding the transfer of agriculture businesses between family members, was applauded by many in the farming industry. Farm business advisors and accountants might be telling farmers and ranchers that changes… Read More

Last winter, a draft of a code of practice for Canadian grain farmers created significant push-back from growers. Following a consultation period, the majority of feedback was “unsupportive” of the code, as written. The feedback provided pushed the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops (CRSC) to take a step back, and further dig in to the “why”… Read More

Welcome to another Monday edition of RealAg Radio! We’re excited to bring you a jam-packed agronomy show to start out your week. You’ll hear from: Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist, with an agronomy update from the east; Matt Chapple of PRIDE Seeds, on corn and soybean agronomy; Russell Trischuk of BASF, with an… Read More

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) is proposing to update producers’ access to grain grading dispute resolution, commonly known as “Subject to Inspector’s Grade and Dockage.” Comments will be accepted on the new rules until midnight on February 28, 2022. If a producer disagrees with a Canadian Grain Commission-licensed primary elevator’s assessment of their grain, they have… Read More

Tyson Foods Inc. has announced plans to spend more than US$1.3 billion to increase automation in meat plants, over the next three years. Announced at Tyson Foods’ virtual Investor Day, the productivity initiative aims to reduce labour costs and associated risks, and ultimately deliver cumulative savings — upwards of $450 million by fiscal year 2024…. Read More

Organizers of the biennial international equipment event Agritechnica say the postponed 2021 show will no longer be held in March 2022, and will instead be cancelled. The Hanover, Germany, event will return to the regular fall schedule in 2023. “Due to the deteriorating pandemic situation and the current official regulations, the conditions for hosting a… Read More

Canadian trucking industry groups are warning the Canadian government that supply chain challenges will get worse unless there are changes to upcoming COVID-19 vaccination mandates. The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) says it estimates that up to 22 thousand Canadian drivers will decide to leave the Canada-U.S. market when the Canadian government’s planned cross-border vaccination mandate… Read More

A research scientist known for his cropping systems research and extension work with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) will have his first court appearance in Swift Current on December 13 following a major RCMP investigation that resulted in his arrest more than two years ago. Yantai Gan was arrested on November 19, 2019 following a… Read More

Supply chain interruptions may result in product and seed shortages Canadian farmers are known for resiliency and perseverance through difficult circumstances. Those qualities will likely be tested in 2022, according to ADAMA Canada. The company is looking to help growers be more strategic this year to ensure a quality crop as product shortages are expected… Read More

Thanks for tuning into this Friday edition of RealAg Radio. First up, you’ll hear an interview with B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham, on the flooding aftermath. Then, you’ll hear an issues panel featuring Lyndsey Smith, Kelvin Heppner, and Christina Crowley-Arklie, of Crowley-Arklie Strategy. They’ll talk about: The situation in B.C. and thoughts on Minister Popham’s… Read More

 

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