There’s no doubt that conversations have been buzzing in both the Canada and the U.S. when it comes to challenges and issues around electronic trucking logs. Electronic log book laws have been put in place, effective January 1, 2023, in effort to increase safety on the roads, which of course is the number one priority,… Read More

Farmers in Western Canada should add another chemistry to the list to pay attention to when it comes to herbicide resistance in kochia, says a weed scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The problematic weed is already known to be resistant to Group 2, Group 4 and/or Group 9 herbicides. “The new thing that we’re… Read More

Using a combination of machine learning and AI, input from analytical teams, current and historical market data, regional aggregate data, and insights its network, GrainFox launched the Smart Advisor platform this week. “As the only technology of its kind in North America, GrainFox’s ability to deliver personalized farm wealth solutions around the clock to producers… Read More

Rising costs and inflation are a hot topic right now, but what are the overall trends being seen in consumer choices in the long term? Heather Thomson is the executive director at the Alberta School of Business Centre for Cities and Communities and she spoke at the Ag Awareness Summit at Saskatoon last week. Thomson… Read More

Every corn input you choose represents an investment in the yield and quality you expect at the end of the season. The BASF Take Stalk Best Management Solutions for Corn Webinar brings together an interactive, expert panel to cover practical advice for getting the best from your 2023 corn crop. You’ll hear about recommendations for protecting corn… Read More

RealAgristudies has been tracking farmer sentiment on key issues since the launch of the Canadian Farmer Sentiment Index in September 2022. Every two months, the sentiment survey is sent out to the RealAgristudies Insights panel members to gauge their feeling on several different aspects of their farm’s outlook, their outlook for the industry as a… Read More

The new president of Manitoba’s general farm organization says advocating for farmers when it comes to policies around sustainability and the environment is at the top of her to-do list as she steps into the role. Jill Verwey was elected president of Keystone Agricultural Producers at KAP’s annual general meeting last month. As she explains… Read More

Given how demographics are shifting, it’s only going to get more difficult to find new employees for the farm. Looking bigger picture to agriculture as a whole, there are far more career opportunities than there are those lining up to work. While there are longer-term issues that need attention, in the short-term farms have immediate seasonal… Read More

Agriculture in the Classroom works to give kids an opportunity to learn about food production. An annual part of that goal is agriculture literacy month, celebrated each March. Chandra Gusikoski, communications coordinator for Agriculture in the Classroom, spoke at the Ag Awareness Summit last week at Saskatoon. RealAg’s Atley Hamlin asked Gusikoski about agriculture literacy… Read More

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we all learned some new terms that we likely hadn’t previously been exposed to. Terms like “herd immunity” and “contact tracing,” for example. As well, there was an increased focus on where we had been, who we may have met, and how viruses travel, all of which dominated our discussions for… Read More

In watching all of the tweets, headlines, and instagram posts from across Canada, it’s clear our industry knows how to celebrate. That’s a great thing — but what about the next steps required? Let me be clear: I think Canada’s Ag Day is a great idea, as it brings awareness to the industry with policy… Read More

 

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