The Canadian Transportation Agency has issued its ruling on how CN and CP Rail’s profits from transporting Western Canadian grain compared with their regulated maximum grain revenue entitlements for the 2021-2022 crop year. CN’s grain revenue last crop year was reported at $592,208,589 — $3,068,088 above its maximum entitlement, while CP’s grain revenue was $515,508,638… Read More

The Christmas holidays are here! What better way to spend the time than catching some of the 30 Corn School episodes RealAgriculture published in 2022? We kicked off the season in January with Purdue University agronomy professor Dr. Tony Vyn who tackled the question: where does yield come from? Vyn notes that hybrid research over… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney. You’ll hear: Neil Townsend of Farmlink Marketing Solutions, on the commodity markets and a look at 2023; Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange, with a Beef Market Update; and, Pierre Petelle of CropLife Canada, on the impacts of the… Read More

Justine Hendricks has been appointed the new president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Farm Credit Canada (FCC). Hendricks has held various positions at Export Development Canada (EDC) over the past 16 years, and was named EDC’s senior vice-president and chief corporate sustainability officer, of sustainability business and enablement in 2019. She also designed and… Read More

The name Alfred Slinkard often goes hand in hand with pulse production, as his lentil varieties made Canada the world’s largest exporter of lentils. Affectionately known as the “Father of Lentils,” Slinkard passed away with his family by his side on November 24, 2022. During his lifetime, Slinkard received multiple agricultural awards, but his most… Read More

This month, representatives from nearly 200 countries, met in Montreal for the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. The goal of this COP15 was to hammer out an agreement on conservation and biodiversity protection. Pierre Petelle, president of CropLife Canada, says that going in to the meeting,… Read More

The final tally hasn’t been published yet, but 2022 will go down as the new record high year for soybean yields in Western Canada, mainly southern Manitoba. Statistics Canada’s latest provincial estimate came in at 43 bushels/acre, up from 27 bu/ac in 2021 (see graph below), but Dennis Lange, Manitoba Agriculture’s pulse specialist, says he… Read More

A North Dakota State University (NDSU) study suggests that some kochia populations in western North Dakota likely have developed resistance to commonly used pre-plant burndown herbicides. Sold under the trade names Aim (carfentrazone) and Sharpen (saflufenacil), Group 14 herbicides are used by farmers to control kochia and other annual weeds. In the NDSU study, a… Read More

ADAMA Canada has announced it is expanding its agronomy team for the Prairies beginning in January 2023. “We’ve experienced strong growth as farmers have found we’re able to offer a reliable supply and excellent selection of quality crop protection products. We are now investing in increased technical product support for our retail partners and our… Read More

Psychological boundaries are determined by social interactions and experiences.  So what role does this play in your career? Dr. Cami Ryan, a social scientist, says her journey to leadership was only possible because of her ability to overcome the doubt placed on early in her career. Through that lens, she has studied how social media… Read More

 

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