All eyes are once again on British Columbia as headlines have become dominated by record amounts of rain causing disastrous flooding, evacuations, and road closures. Some major transportation highways have been closed — including the Trans-Canada, the Crowsnest Highway, and the Coquihalla. Both CN and CP rail lines are also closed due to damage. Alongside… Read More

By Denis Tremorin The COP26 Summit brought together countries from around the world to discuss new targets to mitigate climate change and the methods required to meet them. There is no shortage of opinions, and more often than not, the discourse moves quickly into supporting one sector at the expense of another. The end result… Read More

Unit sales of both ag tractors and combines continue growth above an already-hot pace set in 2020, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). U.S. total farm tractor sales climbed 4.8 per cent in October compared to last year, while U.S. self-propelled combine sales jumped 72.9 per cent, the fourth… Read More

We’re not about to let some technical difficulties keep us from having The Agronomists go live! In this episode, storm-stayed Tom Wolf and mall-Santa-ready Jason Deveau join host Shaun Haney for an engaging conversation about new sprayer technology, the rate of commercialization, and strategies for effective product application in the face of possible shortages in-season…. Read More

Soybean harvest in Ontario is wrapping up as growers roll through a 2021 crop that won’t break any records but will deliver solid yields. The province’s corn crop, however, appears poised to smash the average per-acre yield and be one for the record books. As combines continue to soldier on through November, growers are turning… Read More

Welcome to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: Leighton Blashko, senior technical service specialist at BASF, talks canola storage considerations on a recent Canola School episode; A clip from last week’s episode of The Agronomists, featuring Dr. Merrin Macrae of the University of Waterloo, and Dr. Jeff Schoenau of… Read More

The Ontario government will spend $25 million over three years to strengthen the agri-food supply chain through the Strategic Agri-Food Processing Fund. The funding is designed to “incentivize industry investment in projects that help address the processing capacity shortage and increase the sector’s competitiveness and resilience against future disruptions,” the province says. Lisa Thompson, Minister… Read More

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) says they are calling on the province to reject proposals by the Saskatchewan Growth Coalition which is calling for lower rural municipal tax rates for resource and processing industries. Scott Owens, APAS board member and farmer at Maidstone, Sask., says that the proposal would decrease the amount of… Read More

Building on last fall’s $815-million investment, the government of Alberta — leveraging from the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) — is investing another $117.7 million to modernize irrigation infrastructure and increase water storage in southern Alberta. The funding has the potential to create 7,300 permanent jobs and 1,400 construction jobs, while contributing up to $477 million… Read More

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) has announced that Regina City Council has officially approved an offer to purchase land north of the Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC). The land would be used to construct a renewable diesel plant. Construction of the new plant is still subject to market conditions and securing necessary government approvals and support, however,… Read More

On this Friday edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear a Beef Market Update with Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange. You’ll also hear an issues panel with Lyndsey Smith and Kelvin Heppner. They’ll discuss: Federal-provincial-territorial agriculture ministers meetings; Lobbying in Canadian ag; and The potential meat processing strike at Cargill’s High River, Alta plant…. Read More