The Canadian Grain Commission is outlining its new science strategy, which details the organization’s goals and desired outcomes for grain science. Leading up to the release of the new strategy, the CGC received feedback from stakeholders — industry, organizations, academia, and other departments — as well as from an internal consultation. Esther Salvano, director general… Read More

Hello February! Thanks for tuning in to this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio. brought to you by MNP Agriculture. Hear from host Shaun Haney, and listen in as Lyndsey Smith speaks with Mairead Lavery, CEO and president of Export Development Canada on enhancing trade and infrastructure. Plus, hear from Ted Bilyea, distinguished fellow with the… Read More

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its biannual cattle inventory report, and it fell largely in line with expectations. With drought being a significant driver in parts of the U.S., the herd liquidation that has occurred over the past couple of years is continuing, confirming a tight supply picture going forward. According to… Read More

In 2023, the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame (OAHF) will induct David Biesenthal, Dale Cowan, Mack Emiry, Richard Frank, Brian Gilroy, Peter Gould, Carolynne Griffith, Ray Robertson, Robert James Scott, Tarlok Singh Sahota, and Doug Wagner. The new OAHF nominees represent a wide range of industry sectors, disciplines and organizations including agronomy and crop consulting,… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio. Host Shaun Haney is joined by Neil Townsend of FarmLink Marketing Solutions on the markets, and Esther Salvano, Director General of Grain Research Laboratory at the Canadian Grain Commission, on the new science strategy. Don’t miss the top ag news stories! Thoughts on something… Read More

Rising interest rates mean the federal government’s move to expand the interest-free portion of its advance payment program will save farmers — and cost government — more than originally expected. Last June, the government increased the interest-free amount that farmers can borrow through the cash advance program for 2022 and 2023 from $100 thousand to… Read More

Back in November, SeedMaster launched a contest where a canola grower in Western Canada would win everything they need to grow a whole quarter section of canola. The winner of the contest, announced on RealAg Radio, is Ken Krywko of Sturgeon County, Alberta. As part of the winning package, Krywko, who farms with his sons… Read More

The United States is formally requesting a second dispute settlement panel over Canada’s dairy tariff-rate quota (TRQ) policies under the Canada-U.S.-Mexico trade agreement (also known as CUSMA or USMCA). “Although the United States won a previous USMCA dispute on Canada’s dairy TRQ allocation policies, the Canadian government’s revised measures have not fixed the problem,” said… Read More

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) is extending its best wishes as Johanne Ross, founding executive director of the organization, steps back. Having spent seven years as the founding executive director, Ross was instrumental to the establishment and growth of the national organization. Her many accomplishments included raising the profile of AITC-C at the national… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio, brought to you by Proven Seed from Nutrien Ag Solutions Canada. Host Shaun Haney is joined by Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson, RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist, to discuss the winter wheat outlook, compaction impacts on frozen ground, and high levels of productivity. You’ll also hear… Read More

Over last few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to bounce around from conference to conference, learning on topics ranging from no-till, to canola production, to irrigation. On a glance these three topics may not have a ton in common, but as January wraps up (already!?) it’s got me thinking about some of the common themes…. Read More

 

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