The Bank of Canada raised its overnight rate by 0.50 per cent earlier this week, but signalled this may be the beginning of the end for rate hikes. What does this, a tight labour market, and high commodity prices have in store for 2023? J.P. Gervais, chief economist with Farm Credit Canada, spoke this week… Read More

It’s not often, and never a good thing, when the basis drops lower than the temperature. Anne Wasko, with the Gateway Livestock Exchange, says that the chilly basis in Western Canada, currently at about -30 to the U.S. cash market, is certainly reason for cattle feeders to look forward to a calendar flip. “It is… Read More

The next meeting of federal and provincial agriculture ministers from across Canada will have a new longest-serving minister at the table. Lana Popham was shuffled out of her agriculture post, as B.C.’s provincial cabinet under new premier David Eby was announced and sworn in on Wednesday. Popham, who had served as B.C.’s ag minister since… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Thursday edition of the Farmer Rapid Fire! Today’s show is brought to you by Pioneer Seeds Canada. Host Shaun Haney is joined by: Jenn Doelman of Renfrew, Ont.; Ken Schaus of Bruce County, Ont.; Dwayne Leslie of Portage, Man.; and Kent Erickson of Irma, Alta. As well, don’t miss… Read More

Fungicides are a key tool in the tar spot management toolbox. But what’s the best time for growers to apply a fungicide to get optimal control of the disease and the best return on their crop protection investment? On this episode of the RealAgriculture Corn School we catch up with Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food… Read More

Where Brazil and Mexico have the potential to emerge as hot markets in the longer term, China is a market that one geopolitical analyst says should be sold to when the opportunity arises, but should not be the centre of a trade strategy. Jacob Shapiro with Cognitive Investments strongly cautions Canada, and the U.S. too,… Read More

It’s a good time to be in the canola business, as vegetable oil demand is up, and the world wants Canadian canola. So says Jim Everson, president of the Canola Council of Canada, who gave a state of the industry address at Canola Week in Saskatoon, Sask. this week. There’s plenty to be optimistic about… Read More

The pace that technology and manufacturing advances can, at times, be dizzying. It’s no wonder then, that rules and laws on the books concerning copyright and intellectual property might need updating once in a while. Saskatchewan Conservative MP for Cypress Hills-Grassland, Jeremy Patzer, has put forward private member’s bill C-294, in an effort to amend… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney. On this episode, we hear from Jacob Shapiro, director of geopolitics with Cognitive Investments, and we will hear a clip from Canola Week happening now in Saskatoon where Jim Everson of the Canola Council of Canada gives a report on… Read More

Before you know it, the days are going to start getting longer, just as meteorological winter begins! And what does winter really mean? Conference season! In this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson answers your questions left on the phone line, offers some solid life advice from an astronaut, and shares his… Read More

The potential loss of access to an insecticide used to manage flea beetle populations poses a challenge for canola production in Western Canada in 2023. Syngenta and ADAMA Canada have recalled insecticide products containing lambda-cyhalothrin, under the trade names Matador and Silencer, from their distribution channels in Western Canada, following a decision by the Pest… Read More

Plans have been unveiled for another major soybean crush plant to be built in North Dakota. Epitome Energy LLC has announced the construction of a US$400 million facility on the north side of Grand Forks, North Dakota — approximately 120 km (75 miles) south of Emerson, Manitoba. It marks the third — and most northerly… Read More

OPINION Travel with me to a time not long ago when the government in Ontario was of the red variety. The former premier, at one point, went so far as to also serve as agriculture minister, in an effort, one can only imagine, to show her commitment and respect for the portfolio. Kathleen Wynne’s government… Read More

What’s the best way to manage corn residue to mitigate soybean yield loss in a no-till system? That’s a question University of Wisconsin Madison soybean specialist Shawn Conley hears more and more from growers as both corn yield and the biomass produced by more prolific hybrids continues to grow. On this episode of the RealAgriculture… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney. On this episode, we hear a clip from an interview with Paul Wells on the current political landscape in Canada as Justin Trudeau and Pierre Poilievre face off in Ottawa. Jack Bobo with The Nature Conservancy talks sustainability being a… Read More


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