The Canadian Farmer Sentiment Index launched in September, asking nearly one thousand farmers a wide-range of questions on how they felt about marketing capacity, the direction of the agriculture industry in general, and the capability of governments to navigate the current political landscape. Now, in our first look at how sentiment may have changed after… Read More

On November 2, 2022, Alberta farmers who submit a levy to the Alberta Wheat Commission and the Alberta Barley Commission voted in favour of amalgamating the commissions. Tara Sawyer, chair of Alberta Barley, was at the commissions’ annual event, Prairie Cereals Summit, held at Banff, Alta., where she discussed the path going forward which, as… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney. Haney is joined by Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson, RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist, discussing upcoming ag events, takeaways from previous conferences, and so much more! We will also hear a couple clips from Kelvin Heppner of RealAgriculture, at Canola Week with… Read More

Climate change is a hot topic of discussion to the chagrin of some industries and the excitement of innovators. Agriculture is an industry at the centre of much of the climate action talk, with an expectation to evolve and adapt. This year agriculture in Saskatchewan was on stage at COP27, the United Nations’ climate change… Read More

Researchers look to solve problems ahead of time, including trying to find solutions to emerging pests, or expanding markets both locally and globally. Doug Heath, research manager for Sask Canola, says that right now, the eleven ongoing Agriculture Development Fund projects range from disease resistance to abiotic stress of canola. When it comes to diseases,… Read More

The Winnipeg MP who served as Canada’s trade minister and as a representative of the Prairies in cabinet has passed away. Jim Carr, 71, passed at his home surrounded by his family and loved ones on December 12, according to a statement issued by his office. He had battled multiple myeloma and kidney failure since… Read More

Row-crop and horticulture crop growers looking for artificial-intelligence-powered weed removal will soon have to look no further than their local New Holland dealership. Stout Industrial Technology, Inc. (Stout) has announced a global distribution agreement with CNH Industrial that will see Stout’s AI-powered Smart Cultivators sold and serviced at New Holland dealerships worldwide. The deal includes… Read More

Canola growers in Western Canada likely won’t have access to crop protection products that contain lambda-cyhalothrin — one of the main active ingredients used to control insect pests — in 2023, which means there are several factors that need to be considered in planning for managing insects, such as flea beetles and grasshoppers. Lambda-cy products,… Read More

The Canadian government is launching public consultations on the creation of a “Sustainable Agriculture Strategy,” which it says is intended to provide a coordinated approach to improving the agriculture sector’s environmental performance and sustainability. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, spoke at media event to kick off the consultations in Ottawa on Monday. “We… Read More

Every canola farmer sort of holds their breath each spring as they watch their crop get through emergence to stand establishment. Once established, canola can bounce back from a lot but, until that time, it’s hugely vulnerable to early-season stressors, particularly insects like flea beetles and cutworms. Flea beetles have always been a problem. But… Read More

Farmer-designed research is a collaborative way of solving problems and innovating based on farmer’s own experiences and needs. Louis Longchamps, a professor of digital agronomy at Cornell University, says that effective design of on-farm research is important to get the most out of the work. He points out that farmers already collect plenty of rough… Read More

What makes a good farmer, and what makes a great farmer? Shea Ferster and Colin Wenngatz of MNP say through their research, the difference comes down to data — and utilizing data with intention. Farmers know that by doing things at the right time, at the right place, in the right way, is the key… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Friday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show, host Shaun Haney is joined by Lyndsey Smith and Kelvin Heppner, both of RealAgriculture, for the RealAg Issues Panel. As always, the trio cover a lot of topics. Some of them including: Highlights from Canola Week; New ag minister in British… Read More


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