Technically, sometime after 5 pm Eastern on March 20th, spring arrives in Canada. Right now, most Canadians looking our their window would likely shrug and say, “Um, not quite yet.” Canadians are long used to the seasons not really lining up with the calendar. Instead, there are other, non-date specific things that we look for… Read More

Saskatchewan has announced particulars of the five-year, federal/provincial Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (SCAP). The $485 million program will focus on five priority areas: Building Sector Capacity, Growth and Competitiveness: $176.6 million to build the agriculture sector capacity, ensuring growth and competitive advantages Climate Change and Environment: $53.4 million to support long-term resiliency and sustainability of… Read More

What impact do higher-yielding corn crops have on no-till soybeans? That’s a question many growers are asking as they prepare to plant no-till soybeans into high levels of corn residue that can keep soil cooler in spring, impact emergence and reduce stands. Growers also have to contend with soil compaction caused by difficult harvest conditions… Read More

There are many reasons to adjust tire pressure, whether it be to reduce compaction, be gentler on crops, or increase the lifespan of the tire itself. Michelin’s central tire inflation system does all of the above, through two-line technology, versus the more common one-line technology seen across the market. Sean Higgins, of Michelin, was at… Read More

Canola and soybean farmers have a powerful new tool in the fight against sclerotinia after Corteva Agriscience announced the launch of Viatude™ fungicide with Onmira™ active, just in time for the 2023 growing season. Sclerotinia stem rot is the most economically significant canola disease in Canada¹, resulting in millions of dollars in yield loss every… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to RealAg on the Weekend, airing every Saturday at 4 pm on Saskatchewan radio stations 650 CKOM Saskatoon and 980 CJME Regina. On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Wade Sobkowich with Western Grain Elevator Association, on the lamda-cy label change; Farmland value growth in Canada; Katrina Schmidt, marketing… Read More

There are lots of things we are always keeping our eyes on in the cattle markets, but today, our eyes are on the fed cattle markets. Since our last Beef Market Update with Anne Wasko, of the Gateway Livestock Exchange, the U.S. markets have taken a bit of a dive, while in western Canada we… 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. They cover a lot of topics, including: Joe Biden’s visit to Canada; Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger, Farmland values in Canada; and,… Read More

Corn acres are growing in Canada, and AgReliant Genetics — sold under PRIDE Seeds in Canada — is anticipating even more growth for 2023. On the global scale, corn acres in Canada are quite low, so how does a country like Canada with such a low amount of corn acres get the research dollars that… Read More

This post is part of a series of short introductions of Students of Agriculture. From undergraduates, to PhDs, or those learning out in the world, this series will share snippets of different journeys in agriculture education. Know a student with a neat story? Send Atley a message ([email protected]) to have them recognized as a Student… Read More

We know the Green Party of Canada is very concerned about the climate — that’s not a surprise. Historically, despite farmer’s being good stewards of the land, this doesn’t necessarily mean agriculture and the Green Party of Canada are always aligned when it comes to policy. Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada,… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Thursday edition of the Farmer Rapid Fire on RealAg Radio! Host Shaun Haney is joined by: Steve Twynstra of Alisa Craig, Ont.; Ethan Wallace of Seaforth, Ont.; Jocelyn Velestuk of Broadview, Sask.; and, Aaron Hargreaves of Brandon, Man. Thoughts on something we talked about on the show? Connect with… Read More

There is growing caution among analysts on where markets will land at and after harvest 2023, as some inflation pressures ease and prices drop. Input prices have pulled back, too, but for those who may still need to price product, the clock is ticking. Kevin McNew, vice president of research and chief economist for Farmers… Read More

Anxiety levels have been increasing across the board, as producers have their eyes on the commodity markets. Many people are feeling less assured the markets are on stable ground. Tyler Schau, of, says we’ve had a pretty good three-year run, and if we follow the cliché, all good things must come to an end… Read More

The decision by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) to allow lambda-cy sales with a food-only use label has the potential to put producers in a difficult position early in the growing season. Wade Sobkowich, executive director of the Western Grain Elevator Association (WGEA), says that this is an incredibly difficult situation, but it hasn’t… Read More

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