Farmers Edge is set to become a publicly-traded company as soon as next week, as the digital agriculture company founded in Pilot Mound, Manitoba, in 2005 has filed its final prospectus with Canadian securities regulators. The company says its initial share price is set at $17, with total proceeds projected at C$125 million. An over-allotment… Read More

A Conservative MP’s private member’s bill that aims to exempt propane and natural gas used on farms from the federal carbon tax was approved at second reading in the House of Commons on Wednesday night. MPs from the Conservative, New Democrat, Bloc and Green parties voted in favour of Ontario MP Philip Lawrence’s Bill C-206,… Read More

Alliance Seed and SeCan say they’ve agreed to a cash settlement worth over seven hundred thousand dollars with a large farm in southern Alberta that made unauthorized sales of barley and wheat varieties protected by plant breeders’ rights (PBR) legislation. Alliance, SeCan, and one unnamed seed distributor will receive $737,597 in compensation for royalties, as… Read More

Brandt Agricultural Products has announced an expansion of their tillage products offering with a series of all-new, high-effiency land rollers. The new models are designed with field preparation and harvest efficiency in mind, so producers can work with a smooth, uniform field surface, which is especially important in regions where low-growing crops like peas, lentils,… Read More

One of the silver linings of COVID-19 is that it has shone a spotlight on Canadian farms and food production, says the federal agriculture minister. Marie-Claude Bibeau joined Shaun Haney for Canada’s Agriculture Day to highlight the event and discuss several key agriculture policy files. Bibeau also delivered the opening remarks at Agriculture More Than… Read More

Canadian teachers will have access to a new resource developed by Farm & Food Care (FFC) and Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C). The Real Dirt on Farming in the Classroom (RDOF) was produced by AITC-C, working in collaboration with FFC, and will be distributed virtually with the help of AITC-C’s provincial agriculture in the classroom organizations. Teachers will… Read More

RealAgriculture’s own Shaun Haney has been named one of Canada’s Top 50 in Agriculture, in the inaugural celebration of industry leaders hosted by the Canadian Western Agribition. Nominated in the Upstarts category, Haney is in good company, joined by the likes of Sandi Brock, Jill Harvie, and Cherilyn Nagel. RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist, Peter Johnson, was also… Read More