Edible beans are not huge consumers of fertilizer, but they will deliver better performance with a balanced fertility plan. On this episode of the RealAgriculture Edible Bean School, Hensall Co-op field marketer Meghan Scott breaks down the components of that plan and offers tips on how growers can fine-tune fertility for the 2023 crop. Overall,… Read More

Mother Nature rarely cooperates with everyone perfectly, and some areas seem to get more fair treatment than others. While Jocelyn Wasko, based in southwestern Saskatchewan, is always happy for some moisture, she says the drawn-out winter season happening now is making calving on her operation a bit tricky, to say the least. The problem is… Read More

Soy Canada has responded to requests by importers of Canadian soybeans and launched its Sustainable Canadian Soy verification program. Brian Innes, executive director of Soy Canada, says the voluntary program has been two-years in the making. “What we heard consistently is that some customers, particularly in Japan, and Europe, are asking for a verified supply… Read More

CNH Industrial — the parent company of Case and New Holland — has entered into an agreement to purchase global satellite positioning company Hemisphere GNSS, whose subsidiaries include Outback Guidance. Hemisphere is owned by Unistrong, which is based in China. “This move enhances our automation and autonomy tech stack and broadens our talent pool,” said… Read More

Bill C-234 — the private member’s bill that would remove the federal carbon tax from natural gas and propane used on farms — received final approval at third reading in the House of Commons on Wednesday. The bill passed with a 176-146 vote, as Conservative, New Democrat, Bloc Quebecois, and Green Party MPs voted in… Read More

The federal budget announced earlier this week had a handful of agriculture-related commitments, including $333 million over 10 years for the establishment of the Dairy Innovation and Investment Fund. The fund, set to be administered by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, is for research and development of new products that use solids non-fat (SNF), market development for… Read More

New Holland had its model year air disc drill for the first time on a trade show floor at Commodity Classic at Orlando, Florida, earlier this month. The P2185 is a model year ’23, replacing New Holland’s P2085 disc air drill model. It’s a single shoot drill, that comes in 30-foot capacity of 110 bushel,… Read More

Within hours of Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, introducing the 2023-24 federal budget, comments in support of or criticism against the government’s proposed budget began to roll in. Livestock groups, including the Canadian Cattle Association and Dairy Farmers of Canada, are welcoming the government’s commitment to establishing a Foot-and-Mouth (FMD) disease… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio! On today’s show, host Shaun Haney is joined by Tyler McCann of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI), and Kelvin Heppner of RealAgriculture to discuss Episode 3 of the Ag Policy Connection podcast focused on transportation and railway rules. They will also discuss yesterday’s… Read More

A probiotic developed at the University of Alberta (U of A) that supports milk cows before and after calving is heading towards being commercially available in Canada. Burim Ametaj, immunobiologist and professor in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences at the U of A, says this is the first of its kind to… 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 Lyndsey a message ([email protected]) to have them recognized as a Student… Read More

 

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