Today, farm robots come in all shapes and sizes, but they’re really not much different than a farm tractor, says Chuck Baresich, robot expert and general manager for Haggerty Creek Ltd. Last summer, Baresich joined OMAFRA crop innovation specialist Ian McDonald on the Ontario Diagnostic Days video series talk about the evolution of robot technology and where it fits… Read More

About a year after #buttergate took social media and mainstream media by storm, the working group tasked with investigating the issue has provided its conclusions and recommendations. It’s unfortunate we can’t go back in time and track the fatty acid profile of milk, says working group chair and president of Lactanet, Daniel Lefebvre, but we… Read More

Join us for two full days of research results, brainstorming ideas, and engaging conversations. We found some great keynote speakers and have updates from all our research programs including strip tillage, precision planting, cover crops, variable rate irrigation, and much more! See the full agenda below. We always give lots of time to network with… Read More

In this Friday issues panel edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear RealAgriculture’s Lyndsey Smith and Kelvin Heppner, joined by Andrew Campbell of FreshAir Media. They’ll be talking about: The trucker convoy; The Bank of Canada’s decision to not raise interest rates; and The hardness of butter; You’ll also hear special guest Greg Cherewyk, president of… Read More

This editorial was first published on Breaking the Box blog  As an advisor with Emmertech, a Saskatchewan-based ag-tech accelerator and venture fund, I get to see the latest ideas and proposed solutions entrepreneurs are pitching to industry. It’s exciting to see companies from all across Canada vying for funding and the chance to locate and scale… Read More

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) passed a resolution to pursue a farmer plebiscite to amalgamate with Alberta Barley at their annual general meeting (AGM) January 26. Alberta Barley passed a similar resolution during their AGM in Banff last month, giving the two commissions the ability to conduct a farmer plebiscite on the future of the… Read More

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency will house a new science advisory committee on pest control products. The Government of Canada has launched a call for nominations for the committee. Those who serve will be expected to “provide advice, as appropriate, prior to certain evidence-based federal decisions on pesticides, including on maximum residue limits.” In addition, the committee’s… Read More

Farmers are known for their independent, get ‘er done mentality, and seemingly endless energy for putting in the required work to get those things done. But no farmer truly works alone — whether it’s an agronomist, a marketing pro, or an equipment technician, most farmers know it takes a team of professionals to keep a… Read More

Farmers may be familiar with Morris Industries’ Quantum air seeder, but the company has recently made some updates to openers, too. “We’ve gone to a complete-cast opener on the unit sitting on the frame here,” says Garrie MacKay, district manager at Morris Industries, in this interview with Kara Oosterhuis at Western Canadian Crop Production Show,… Read More

Thunderstruck Ag has launched a new grain dryer product, the ThunderDryer from GO Technologies. “The ThunderDryer gives you the opportunity to condition and dry your grain in your bin allowing you to take your grain off the field in better conditions and operate your harvest in less than favourable conditions,” says the company’s website. Jeremy… Read More

Two Manitoba groups have launched an initiative to connect livestock producers and grain producers through the Manitoba Grazing Exchange (MGE). The Manitoba Organic Alliance (MOA) and Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association (MFGA) says the grazing exchange website is designed to make it easier for livestock producers to connect with grain producers who have available grazing pasture or cover crop fields…. Read More

 

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