Canada’s beef cattle industry has made significant, continual improvements on the amount of methane emitted by cattle over the last 30 years. A combination of genetic selection and feeding advancements plus sound scientific research means that Canadian ranchers and feedlot operators have a good story to tell about cattle production. Dr. Tim McAllister, research scientist… Read More

It’s time for another podcast featuring Wisemeyer and Haney covering all the big agricultural topics impacting farmers and ranchers in Canada and the United States! This week Shaun Haney of RealAgriculture and Jim Wiesemeyer, D.C. policy analyst with Pro Farmer, jump into some issues that really connect and are creating angst in the countryside of… Read More

On this Tuesdays with Lyndsey edition of RealAg Radio, host Lyndsey Smith is joined by: Tim McAllister with Agriculture and Agri Food Canada on the draft methane and carbon offset protocol for beef cattle; Greg Cherewyk with Pulse Canada on India’s removal of tariff on pea imports; Hear a clip from The Agronomists with Nick… Read More

When agriculture is ready for hydrogen-powered tractors, TAFE says they’ll be ready to roll. Last month at Agritechnica 23, the India-based tractor manufacturer displayed a prototype hydrogen tractor with a 55 hp Simpson combustion engine. The tractor, which has participated in field demonstrations, has hydrogen tanks strategically positioned behind the seat and under the platform… Read More

Western Canadian soils are generally neutral to slightly basic in pH values. On average, there’s plenty of buffering capacity to the soil in the west but that doesn’t mean there aren’t pockets of acidic conditions. What’s more, research is proving out to show that long-term zero-till combined with applied fertilizers is creating an acidic area… Read More

Saskatchewan is joining other provinces in offering AgriRecovery support to beekeepers who suffered suffered high colony losses in 2022. Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and his Saskatchewan counterpart, David Marit, announced the launch of a $1 million AgriRecovery program for beekeepers in the province on Tuesday. Saskatchewan joins Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario in providing disaster… Read More

Dealing with herbicide resistant weeds or trying to control weeds without access to certain herbicides really equates to the same thing — finding alternative means to control weeds. For attendees at Agritechnica, that meant a focus on iron, from inter-row and around the plant cultivation, to precision tillage, but also into the spot-spray realm. To… Read More

It’s Agronomic Monday on RealAg Radio! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by RealAgriculture’s in-house agronomist Peter Johnson to discuss: Sulphur management; No-till; and, Carbon emissions. We will also hear some agtech features from Agritechnica including FarmDroid and Combine Settings. Thoughts on something we talked about on the show? Connect with host Shaun… Read More

Ag Growth International (AGI) is well known for its grain storage and conveyance services and technology, but a big part of the company’s business in North American and around the globe focuses on its feed platform. At Agritechnica 23, RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney caught up with Noam Silberstein, AGI’s senior vice president for global feed, to… Read More

Environment and Climate Change Canada has published its draft protocol for Reducing Enteric Methane Emissions from Beef Cattle (REME protocol). This is the fourth draft protocol under Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System, following those for refrigeration, landfill methane (completed), and forestry (in draft). The REME protocol is intended to “incentivize farmers to implement changes… Read More

A new Simon Fraser University-based centre for agriculture technology is aiming to revolutionize agriculture practices in British Columbia. The B.C. Centre for Agritech Innovation (BCCAI) was established through a government initiative, receiving funding aimed at bolstering economic growth for small and medium-sized agritech companies over the next five years. It stands as a beacon of… Read More

 

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