We’re tackling some big-picture items today in this episode of RealAg Radio. It’s a good one you won’t want to miss… You’ll hear: Neil Townsend of FarmLink Marketing Solutions, on geopolitical tensions in Russia and Ukraine impacting wheat and soybean markets; Andy Jung of Mosaic Company, on the impacts of these tensions from the fertilizer… Read More

If you’ve been following the markets lately, you’ll have noticed moves in the wheat markets in the past couple of days, driven by geopolitics. But what’s going on with soybeans? Neil Townsend, chief market analyst with FarmLink marketing solutions, joins RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney to discuss the impacts as Russia starts to make moves into… Read More

Back in fall of 2019, Vermeer Corporation acquired Schuler Manufacturing to add to its hay tool offerings. Debuted for the first time at the National Farm Machinery Show at Louisville, Kentucky, was a 600 cubic-foot-mixer — the VT 600 twin-screw vertical mixer. Kendra Davis, forage product marketing specialist with Vermeer, says the leading edge of… Read More

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) has announced a co-investment into the second phase of Canada’s National Index on Agri-Food Performance, alongside partners Pulse Canada and the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan. The National Index on Agri-Food Performance is focused on developing a set of sustainability indicators and metrics related to… Read More

The invoking of the Emergencies Act by the federal government has left many Freedom Convoy supporters and sympathizers concerned about the possibility of their bank accounts being frozen or their vehicle insurance being suspended. While the RCMP and federal officials have said the financial provisions in the emergency order are not retroactive beyond February 15,… Read More

First off, to all of our Canadian listeners — happy Canada’s Agriculture Day! We’ve got a great lineup for you on this Tuesday-that-feels-like-a-Monday on RealAg Radio. You’ll hear: Michael Hoffort of Farm Credit Canada, on looking back on his career and the current state of ag lending and finance; Tom Harrison of the Saskatchewan Stock… Read More

Will a plant growth regulator help wheat growers harvest a better wheat crop? That’s the question Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) cereal specialist Joanna Follings and RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson tackle in this 2021 Ontario Diagnostic Days video report. We join Follings and Johnson at a wheat trial in Arva, Ont. —… Read More

Growers can look for greater capacity and productivity from the new 2150S Early Riser front-fold trailing planter from Case IH. The company unveiled the new split-row configuration of the planter last week at the National Farm Machinery Show at Louisville, Kentucky. With the arrival of the 2150S, Case IH has boosted planting capacity thanks to a 525-gallon fertilizer tank —… Read More

On Canada’s Ag Day 2022, federal minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, named the 12 organizations that will administer the $183.4 million On-Farm Climate Action Fund, originally announced in the summer of 2021. The fund is designated for projects that tackle three practices: cover crops, nitrogen management, and rotational grazing. Funding may be used… Read More

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) has released its alternative protein outlook for 2022. The findings, based on research from the company’s proprietary consumer insights platform, suggest what’s next for protein alternatives, which are expected to climb to a staggering $125 billion by 2030. New products will be heavily influenced by the seven emerging trends says ADM, including… Read More

The last three to four weeks have been nothing short of, well, wild in Canada. Regardless of where you sit on the protest/blockade/Emergencies Act issues, Canadians have witnessed a new kind of uncertainty since a convoy of Canadians converged on the nation’s capital and U.S. border crossings in late January and early February. The last… Read More

John Deere unveiled their 5125M utility tractor at the National Farm Machinery Show at Louisville, Kentucky. Brian Thorpe, manager of territory business at John Deere, was on hand to showcase the additonal 5M series tractor, which brings the lineup range from 75hp to 125 hp. Equipped with Deere’s PowrQuad transmission, the utility tractor can do… Read More

 

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