It’s bad news for weeds. Travelling at speeds of up to 18 km per hour, Garford says its Robocrop guided hoes will either pull out the pests or cut them down. In this report from Agritechnica 23, host Shaun Haney and Garford’s technical sales and marketing manager Allan Knight discuss how the U.K.-based company uses… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this episode of RealAg on the Weekend! On this weekend’s show, host Shaun Haney discusses: Ian Boxall, Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan on a new study looking at the relationship of food prices and commodity prices; Dave Carey, with the Canadian Canola Growers Association, on his frustrations with Bill C-234;… Read More

Thanks for tuning into this Friday edition of the RealAg Issues Panel on RealAg Radio! Host Shaun Haney is joined by Kelvin Heppner and Lyndsey Smith of RealAgriculture to discuss a number of topics, including: The removal of the yellow pea tariff by India; CosMc’s cafes; and, Dave Carey of the Canadian Canola Growers Association… Read More

The Indian government has temporarily cancelled its longstanding and prohibitive tariff on yellow pea imports. A government order published Thursday completely removes the 50 per cent duty on peas effective Dec. 8, 2023 through March 31, 2024. Prior to the tariff taking effect in November 2017, India was Canada’s largest market for peas, accounting for… Read More

The agricultural industry is immensely frustrated with the challenges Bill C-234 has faced in the senate, and for good reason. As I have watched the shenanigans in the senate the past month, I have been searching for a word that describes the vibe of the situation as the supposed “independent” senators have allegedly taken marching… Read More

Farmdroid, the autonomous seeding and weeding robot, began working Canadian soils in 2022. The solar-powered robots first landed in Canada with the ability to seed 30 different crops, including sugar beets and a range of vegetables. In this report from Agritechnica 23 at Hanover, Germany, FarmDroid’s Eddie Pederson notes that the evolving robot will now… Read More

Grain farming in Ontario has a significant and growing economic impact in the province and across the country. That’s the conclusion of a recent study from business accounting firm MNP prepared for the Grain Farmers of Ontario. The study, titled: Economic Impact Analysis of Grain Farming in Ontario, found that the industry created $27 billion… Read More

CN has signed and closed an agreement to acquire Iowa Northern Railway, as of December 6. Iowa Northern operates approximately 275 track miles in Iowa connecting to CN’s U.S. rail network, serving the upper Midwest agricultural and industrial markets, including biofuels and grain. “This transaction represents a meaningful opportunity to support the growth of local… Read More

Off-farm income has been a contributor to farm households for decades, but in many ways the extent and role it plays in the farm business isn’t fully understood. In the October Canadian Farmer sentiment index conducted by RealAgristudies, we asked questions related to off-farm income in order to better understand the role it plays on… Read More

One spreader for both lime and granular fertilizer — that’s what Amazone has delivered with its new trailed ZG-TX combi-spreader. In this report from Agritechnica 23 at Hanover, Germany, Amazone’s Jeff Schott shares how the ZG-TX can apply both granular mineral fertilizers and earth-moist limes precisely through the one machine. “Both operations can be achieved… Read More

In the tale of the three little pigs, our three little friends continue to make false assumptions of their safety based on the construction material of their house. It was not until the third little pig constructed a house of bricks that the wolf had met his match no matter how strong his huff and… Read More

Black beans, sometimes called black turtle beans, are hugely popular in Latin American and with fans of cajun and creole cuisines. From salads to rice, burritos and fajitas, demand for the small, shiny bean is creating opportunities for bean growers across Canada. On this episode of the RealAgriculture Edible Bean School, host Bernard Tobin looks… Read More

 

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