The biennial farm equipment and ag technology showcase Agritechnica has been moved from its usual time of November to late winter, 2022. Organizers say the show will run from February 27 to March 5, 2022 at Hanover, Germany. The DLG (German Agricultural Society) hopes the four-month postponement will allow companies the “necessary certainty required for… Read More

Validate your management practices and discover opportunities for improvement Knowledge is power, especially with all the information precision agronomy has to offer. The most successful plans – from crop rotation to soil zone management, crop nutrients and fertilizer strategy – leverage that knowledge to continuously improve economic and environmental sustainability on your farm. One of… Read More

Health Canada has opened consultations on how Canada regulates plants with novel traits, including those produced through gene editing technology, such as CRISPR-Cas9. The 60-day consultation kicked off March 25th, and grain industry leaders are pushing for all those in the value chain to weigh in on the importance of the modernization of the regulations…. Read More

Welcome to this Friday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: Pierre Petelle of CropLife Canada and Tyler Bjornson of Canada Grains Council join forces to talk about the consultation underway at Health Canada regarding gene editing technology in plants; Then we have a RealAg issues panel for you featuring RealAgriculture’s Lyndsey Smith,… Read More

The most recent meeting of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) ag leaders came to a conclusion Thursday without a consensus on Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Marie-Claude Bibeau’s proposed AgriStability changes. Devin Dreeshen, Minister of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, says that the conclusion of the FPT meetings was a good deal for farmers, but the… Read More

Rural and urban communities have felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic differently. From gaps in healthcare, to transport challenges and through to isolation, the pandemic has brought to light some significant differences between city and rural dwellers. Dr. Gabe Woollam, a family physician based at Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, and president of the Society… Read More

Clean Seed Capital Group has entered into an agreement to lease a new custom build facility at Saskatoon, Sask. The flagship 16,000 square foot facility will be home to the assembly of the SMART Seeder MAX-S and related electronics systems, and will serve as the sales and customer experience infrastructure, and provide dealer support and related research… Read More

Beautiful British Columbia has a diverse agricultural landscape — everything from dairy to berries — but it has its fair share (and perhaps its own unique set) of farming issues to contend with, too. For today’s RealAg LIVE!, host Kara Oosterhuis is joined by Rudi Meier, dairy farmer from Abbotsford, B.C. and chair of B.C…. Read More

The meeting of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial ag leaders ended without a full agreement on what Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Marie-Claude Bibeau proposed back in November, 2020. At that time, Bibeau offered to remove the reference margin limit and increase the coverage level from 70 per cent to 80 per cent. The cost structure of… Read More

The Canadian Seed Growers’ Association (CSGA) has announced that Doug Miller will take on the position of executive director and CEO of CSGA, effective April 1. Miller arrived at CSGA in 2011, and since then has managed CSGA’s core certification business and technology infrastructure. As a recognized industry thought leader and innovator, Miller has been… Read More

 

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