In November, John Barlow, MP for Foothills, was re-named to the position as the Conservatives’ shadow minister for agriculture. Among Barlow’s current priorities is the attention — or lack thereof — that country-of-origin labelling (COOL) is currently getting in Ottawa. As the conversations grow in strength with a bipartisan bill in the U.S. senate surrounding… Read More

Using surveys and science to detect regional pathogens aren’t new methods to detect diseases in pulse crops, but how are our U.S. pulse crop growing counterparts dealing with the diseases present in their areas? In this Pulse School episode, Lyndon Porter, research plant pathologist with the United States Department of Agriculture, joins Kara Oosterhuis to… Read More

With high fertilizer prices heading into 2022, corn growers can’t afford to over-apply nutrients. But they also can’t risk losing money by shorting the crop of its fertility needs. On the season-ending episode of RealAgriculture’s Corn School for 2021, University of Guelph associate professor Dr. David Hooker returns to comment on this conundrum and share… Read More

On this Thursday, Farmer Rapid Fire edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear from: Amy VanderHeide of Coldbrook, N.S.; Nick Dubuc near Montreal, Que.; Eric McLean of Oak River, Man.; Scott Hepworth of Assiniboia, Sask.; and, John Kowalchuk of Rumsey, Alta. Thoughts on something we talked about on the show? Connect with host Shaun Haney via… Read More

The lists of which MPs will sit on the House of Commons’ committees for the session of Parliament that started last month were finally unveiled on Thursday. The 12-member Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food includes some returnees, as well as several new faces (denoted with *): Francis Drouin (Liberal, newly-appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture… Read More

Both of CNH Industrial’s agriculture brands — Case IH and New Holland — have announced new partnerships with MacDon Industries that will see the Manitoba-based harvesting equipment manufacturer build co-branded draper headers for their respective combines. Case IH says the new line of draper headers for its Axial-Flow combines will be available to order from Case… Read More

At any current conference, no matter what sector of the agriculture industry, the word sustainability is going to pop up. Last week at the GrowCanada conference, hosted by CropLife Canada, there was a whole section of the agenda devoted to sustainability. Mary Shelman, of Shelman Group and former director of Harvard Business School’s agribusiness program,… Read More

Year-end financial statements aren’t just for year-end reviews — especially if they happen months after the year-end. Realistically, if you’re not reviewing the books until months later, the decisions being made in the present aren’t fully informed by the reality of the business situation, says Lisa Miller, partner with MNP Agriculture, based at Edmonton, Alta…. Read More

Neeralta Manufacturing is well-known for their grain baggers, extractors, and line of grain bags, but they’re adding augers to the product line-up this year. John Weirenga, co-owner of Neeralta Manufacturing, says they’re excited to come out with their first ever auger, the 1046. “We have a heavy-duty auger tube, it’s 10-gauge. The flighting is extra… Read More

Not-for-profit associations will have the opportunity to access a piece of $8 million in federal funding over the next three years for communications initiatives. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced the AgriCommunication Initiative via webcast December 9, 2021. The initiative will support progress towards achieving Canadian’s access to safe, nutritious, and culturally diverse… Read More

 

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