One year in to navigating a global pandemic, it’s clear that the economic health of consumers is ailing, but it’s difficult to measure by how much; and until COVID-19 passes, any economic recovery in Canada is strained. “It’s interesting, when we think back to a year ago, just before the pandemic really began to bear… Read More

When it comes to the fertilizer industry, many of us are all eyes on the markets; but there are logistical concerns we need to be watching out for to ensure that fertilizer is actually able to get to the farm. Josh Linville of StoneX says the biggest concern right now, and what he thinks we… Read More

The federal government plans to introduce draft regulations for its national greenhouse gas offset system in the next few weeks. Originally announced in the 2019 federal budget, the intent is to establish a framework for generating carbon offset credits, which can then be sold to help others meet their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets. The offset… Read More

When it comes to farming, we often think about partnerships purely as a legal definition, a business structure. But are we missing out on some real leadership opportunities by forgetting the other meaning of the word? Kelly Dobson of LeaderShift Inc. says we need to stop looking at a partnership as a contractual obligation and… Read More

Reforming business risk management (BRM) programs, such as the AgriStability program, has been top of mind for many across the agriculture industry. Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau proposed changes to the program at the federal-provincial-territorial agricultural ministers’ meeting in November, which the federal government says would increase AgriStability payouts by 50 per cent, but the… Read More

Two provinces and thousands of kilometres apart, farmers Dean Toews and Mark Brock run surprisingly similar strip-tillage systems. The benefits are similar too, even with substantially different soil types and weather conditions, as these farmers share on this episode of The Agronomists. From lessons learned, to equipment choices and fertility management, learn more about the… Read More

Welcome to an agronomic Monday show here on RealAg Radio! Thanks for tuning in. On today’s show you’ll hear: Dr. Bob Nielsen of Purdue University, who recently spoke at the Ontario Agricultural Conference on characteristics of a yield champion; A product spotlight with Alan Blaylock of Nutrien, on starter fertilizer; Nicolas Dubuc of Soucy International,… Read More

Farmers in Alberta will see a significant reduction in their crop insurance premiums for the 2021 growing season. Announced January 25 by the Alberta government and the Agricultural Financial Services Corporation (AFSC), a 20 per cent reduction will save farmers more than $55 million on their crop insurance premiums this year. Minister of Alberta Agriculture… Read More