Thanks for tuning in to this Thursday edition of the Farmer Rapid Fire! Host Shaun Haney is joined by: Brendan Byrne, of Essex, Ont.; Emery Huszka, of Lambton, Ont.; Wilco Van Meijl, of Rapid City, Man.; and Kris Mayerle, of Tisdale, Sask. Don’t miss the spotlight interview with Jordan Wolkowski, with FMC Canada, on Intruvix…. Read More

The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) has announced its 2023 executive committee, with a well-known Canadian name in the vice-president’s chair. Leading the organization will be Ian McConnel, of Tyson Foods, with Canadian rancher Bob Lowe, of Tri-L Ranch, serving as vice-president. Established in 2012, GRSB is comprised of over 100 member-organizations working to… Read More

At many meetings that I attend across the country, there are hallway discussions that include someone saying, “why do we have so many farm groups?” It’s a question that we will likely hear more often as time goes on. This is not the same as questioning the value of farm groups (they are valuable!), this… Read More

The Canadian Pork Council’s board of directors have chosen their new chair and vice-chair. Rene Roy, a pork producer from Quebec, has replaced Rick Bergmann of Manitoba, the longest-serving chair in CPC history, having led the board for the past eight years. Scott Peters of Manitoba was elected to replace Roy as first vice-chair. “I… Read More

The announcement in late November that Health Canada is moving forward with a label change for lamba-cy insecticide products, ie. Matador and Silencer, effective April 2023, immediately set off alarms across Western Canada regarding problems with flea beetle control in canola. Ontario agronomists and growers then began to ask if they too would have access… Read More

Waterhemp that’s resistant to multiple herbicide groups continues to march across Ontario, but growers still have options to control the weed. There’s also emerging proof that integrated management could help growers take the fight to the spreading yield robber, says University of Guelph weed scientist Dr. Peter Sikkema. At the Ontario Agricultural Conference earlier this… Read More

The Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame has announced its slate of five inductees for 2023. Bill Huber, Kevin Hursh, Dorothy Long, John McKinnon, and Laurie Tollefson will be recognized for their contributions and formally enter the Hall at an induction ceremony at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon on Saturday, April 15, 2023. “The 2023 inductees highlight… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio, brought to you by SeedMaster Manufacturing. Host Shaun Haney is joined at the Crop Production Show at Saskatoon, by a farmer panel including: Keith Fornier, vice chair of SaskCanola; Shaun Dyrland, chair of SaskPulse; and Brett Halstead, chair of SaskWheat Don’t miss our spotlight… Read More

Who’s buying, who’s growing, and who’s selling? Chuck Penner, founder of Leftfield Commodity Research, gave a grain market outlook at the Western Canada Crop Production Show at Saskatoon this week. RealAgriculture’s Atley Hamlin caught up with Penner and asked about the pea, lentil, and chickpea market factors at play for the year ahead. Starting with… Read More

The Government of Saskatchewan has released the 2022 Saskatchewan Clubroot Distribution Map, which outlines the rural municipalities (RMs) where clubroot has been identified. Clubroot is a destructive soil-borne disease of canola first identified in Canada near Edmonton, Alberta, in 2003. Saskatchewan has been surveying and testing for clubroot for several years, and has just released… Read More

Welcome back to The Agronomists! We’re kicking off 2023 with a focus on profitability. Is top yield the driver, or is long-term thinking a better bet for profit planning? Joining host Lyndsey Smith to dig in to this topic is Chad Anderson, of Anderson Agronomy Services, and Edgar Hammermeister, Saskatchewan farmer and agrologist with Western… Read More

In September of 2022, Protein Industries Canada (PIC) launched an Artificial Intelligence Program, focused on working with agri-food companies across the country to support them in developing AI technology for use in their business. The program’s first round of applications saw a steady flow of intake, the organization says, with projects currently under review for… Read More

 

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