Farmers looking to upgrade to a header designed to cut through tough conditions and allow for higher cutting speeds can check out the MacDon FD2 header. Wayne Krowelski, with MacDon, says the FD2 header is in full production this year after its release in 2021. He says they’ve reengineered several aspects of their past header… Read More

Managing nitrogen fertilizer is a balancing of economic considerations, yield goals, and environmental implications. With both increased fertilizer prices and scrutiny on N fertilizer emissions, this episode of The Agronomists tackles the loss pathways and management tools required to minimize them. Our experts for this conversation are John Heard of Manitoba Agriculture, Peter Johnson of… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio. Today’s show is brought to you by Roquette. Host Shaun Haney is joined by Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson, RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist, to talk about farmers trying to combine corn in the snow, and if there is a purpose to bringing out the land… Read More

The last significant update to Ontario’s Veterinarians Act was over 30 years ago, in 1989. Stating that the current act no longer reflects the realities of modern veterinary practice, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) Lisa Thompson today announced the Ontario government is launching consultations to modernize the Act. The review will “explore… Read More

The Great Lakes Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) winner for the 2022 wheat competition topped 162 bushels per acre and achieved 87.97 per cent of potential yield potential. Coordinated by the Grain Farmers of Ontario, Michigan State University, Michigan Wheat Program, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and the University of Guelph the… Read More

Protect Your Grain: You’ve devoted time and money to your grain. Proper drying is essential to maintaining optimal moisture levels in your bin, says Ron Kleuskens, Technical Sales Representative at AGI. The condition of stored grain can deteriorate due to temperature variations and moisture levels. Drying moist grain before it goes into the bin makes… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Friday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show, Lyndsey Smith and Kelvin Heppner of RealAgriculture join host Shaun Haney for the RealAg Issues Panel. The trio discuss: Indo-Pacific strategy pieces being announced; Sollio and Olymel and its financial struggles; and, Machinery dealers and right to repair bill. Thoughts on… Read More

Each year, Canadian Cattle Young Leaders (CYL) selects 16 program participants ages 18-35 from across the country and offers industry networking, travel, and skill building opportunities. A focal point of the program is matching participants with a hand-picked mentor in their specific area of interest in the Canadian beef industry for a nine-month mentorship experience…. Read More

Effectively integrating a cereal rye cover crop into corn is not for the faint of heart. Cereal rye can deliver tremendous benefits for a corn production system but there are challenges. Many growers wrestle with how to get uniform establishment in the fall; determining the best nitrogen and tillage plans; and finding that sweet spot… Read More

The current “price on pollution,” i.e. the carbon tax, sits at $50 per tonne carbon dioxide equivalent. Right now, there is an exemption on this tax being applied to on-farm diesel and gas bought in bulk, however propane and natural gas used for grain drying, barn heating, or running irrigation is still subject to the… Read More

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced several new pieces of the Canadian government’s yet-to-be-released Indo-Pacific Strategy while in Thailand for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting on Friday. The announcement included $31.8 million designated to establish Canada’s first agriculture trade office in the region to “increase and diversify agriculture and agri-food exports to the… Read More

A new not-for-profit organization plans to take a hands-on approach to farmer mental wellness across the country. Organizers of the Canadian Centre for Agricultural Wellbeing (CCAW) say they will support farmers with a research-to-action approach to mental health. “Compared to the Canadian public, farmers experience elevated rates of stress, anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. Unfortunately,… Read More

 

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