Two Saskatchewan Co-ops are expanding service to farm customers with the acquisition of Paragon Ag Services Ltd. (Paragon). Lake County Co-op and Prairie North Co-op have entered into an agreement to purchase Paragon’s three Saskatchewan retail ag sites and two anhydrous ammonia locations. This means these local Co-ops will grow their service footprint and add… Read More

The confirmation of issues with the glyphosate ingredient supply chain has rattled the farming industry this week and added uncertainty for what spring may hold for input supplies. Another crop protection product that has also been under scrutiny when it comes to availability is glufosinate, also sold as Liberty by BASF. Mark Shillingford, director of… Read More

How might a changing climate affect soybean production across Canada? On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Soybean School, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientist Ward Smith shares how he and his colleagues have been studying agroecosystem models to predict the impact changing climates have on soybean production. During the virtual Northern Soybean Summit hosted by last month… Read More

Yep — it’s the start of yet another week, which also means it’s time to talk agronomy! On today’s Agronomic Monday episode of RealAg Radio, we’re going to share some of our favourite episodes of The Agronomists. You’ll hear: Horst Bohner of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), and Doug Moisey of Pioneer… Read More

By Garth Donald, Manager of Agronomy, Decisive Farming by TELUS Agriculture 24 years ago, when I first started in this business, almost every farmer planted canola at exactly the same rate. No matter how sandy or loamy, high or low moisture, productive or thin yielding the land, and no matter how plump or slim the… Read More

Several agriculture groups are calling for an immediate conclusion of the blockades of Canada’s transport and trade corridors, and for all levels of government to work collaboratively towards action on the issue. Protests have hampered or stopped the transport of fruits and vegetables, meat, food packaging, feed supplies, livestock shipments, transport equipment, and inputs for… Read More

Since the start of COVID-19, the rise of at-home fitness equipment has surged, especially with fitness centres not being able to remain open during lockdowns. Phil Villeneuve of Newtown Sales joins co-hosts Shaun Haney and Gary Chambers in this Fit Farmer podcast episode, to discuss the sporting goods industry. Originally from Sarsfield, Ont., Villeneuve spent… Read More

We often take inspiration from the social media feeds of those in our RealAgriculture community. This week, Ron Krahn, farmer in Manitoba and regular guest on the Farmer Rapid Fire, asked a great question on Twitter:   Thinking about farm fuel use/storage (not because of the Ottawa truck protest/jerry can issue). ?? What % of… Read More

With an eye to the future, cattle prices and cut-out values will eventually have to reflect significant shifts in labour and robotics, packaging, transport, and sustainability demands on the sector. Over the last 23 months, there’s been a lot of talk about supply chains moving from just-in-time delivery to a more of a just-in-case type… Read More

 

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