For months since the North American Lamb Company (NALCO) announced it had gone into receivership, it’s been unclear as to who would take over the Alberta assets of the company, including a large feedlot and processing facility at Picture Butte. Finally public, the majority of the Alberta assets of NALCO have been acquired by Préval AG,… Read More

SeedMaster has introduced several upgrades and options for the 2023 model of the Ultra-SR drill. Single-rank machines like the Ultra-SR have had challenges with residue management in the past, but SeedMaster has solved this problem with a new residue management system. They are introducing options for different fertilizer types and increased capacity, as well, says… Read More

“pH is easy to spell, but it’s more difficult to understand,” at least that’s what Dr. Larry Oldham, extension soil specialist at Mississippi State University Extension Service told Mike Howell when he and Dr. Clain Jones, Montana University soil fertility specialist, were guests on The Dirt podKast. Soil pH characterizes the soil as acidic (0-7),… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Friday edition of RealAg Radio! On today’s show, host Shaun Haney is joined by Lyndsey Smith of RealAgriculture and Meagan Murdoch of H&K Strategies for the RealAg Issues Panel. They cover a lot of topics, including: Food banks; Job numbers and inflation; and, Environmental policies as trade barriers. Also,… Read More

A drone designed specifically for broadacre aerial applications of pesticides was on display at Manitoba Ag Days, at Brandon, Man., earlier this month. With some features different than the typical rotary drones you see out there now, the hybrid drone has a vertical takeoff and land. As Don Campbell, of ROGA Drone Ltd., explains in… Read More

Weather is the biggest variable farmers face, and as many have seen throughout their career, too much or too little of something can seriously wreak some havoc. Andrew Pritchard, senior meteorologist with Nutrien, spoke earlier this week at the Northern Pulse Growers Association AGM, at Minot, North Dakota, to discuss the weather outlook for 2023…. Read More

Imperial says it plans to spend around $720 million on building the largest renewable diesel facility in Canada at its Strathcona refinery near Edmonton, Alta. The plant is expected to produce more than one billion litres of renewable diesel annually from locally sourced feedstocks, including canola oil, the company said on Thursday, noting this fuel… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this special Thursday edition of RealAg Radio, brought to you by SeedMaster Manufacturing. Host Shaun Haney is joined by: Don Henry, CEO of SeedMaster Manufacturing, on how SeedMaster has grown; Scott McAllister, of Antler Valley Farms, on using SeedMaster equipment and technology on the farm; and An agronomic panel discussion… Read More

Battle lines are being drawn over how countries handle environmental and climate programs. It’s been suggested that climate programming could be a clever way for governments to funnel money to farm programs and remain under the radar of trade rules. There’s also the looming discussion of using these programs to “score” commodities on their carbon… Read More

Wider row spacing in cereals has traditionally been associated with lower yields, but SeedMaster says its SeedMaster Ultra-SR provides 15-inch spacing with no yield loss when used in cereals. Tim Criddle, global sales director for SeedMaster, took time at the Western Canada Crop Production Show to discuss the new drill with RealAg’s Atley Hamlin. In the… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio. brought to you by Northern Pulse Growers Association. Host Shaun Haney is joined at the Northern Pulse Growers Association annual general meeting by: Dr. Joe Outlaw, Texas A&M University, on the U.S. Farm bill negotiations and its ramifications for trading partners; Erin Becker, of… Read More

 

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