Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew and Agriculture Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced nearly half a million in federal and provincial funding for the Manitoba Farmer Wellness Program (MFWP) while at Ag Days in Brandon this week. The grassroots non-profit organization, which started providing free counselling to farmers and farm families in 2022, will receive $450 thousand over… Read More

New Holland is redesigning and restyling its line of forage harvesters. Up front, farmers will notice a renewed version of New Holland’s UltraFeed grass pickup on its range of FR forage harvesters for 2024. The UltraFeed will be available in working widths of 3.o, 3.5 and 4.0 metres. In this interview from Agritechnica, Laurent Libbrecht,… Read More

Manitoba’s NDP agriculture minister says he wants to maintain a focus on value-added protein production and processing in the province, continuing with one of the flagship initiatives of the previous Progressive Conservative government. After a seven-year hiatus while the PCs were in power, Ron Kostyshyn returned to the role of Manitoba’s agriculture minister following the… Read More

Precision Planting’s Panorama platform and Climate FieldView, Bayer’s digital farming platform, have announced new connectivity for the 2024 growing season. Now, farmers using the Panorama platform, either by app or website, can transfer agronomic and farm equipment data to their FieldView accounts. Those using FieldView’s Gen 3 20|20 can view maps, input summaries, and agronomic… Read More

It’s time for the Frontlines podcast! Shaun Haney is joined by Jacob Shapiro of Cognitive Investments, to tackle the top geopolitical issues impacting agriculture. Up for discussion in this episode: Skirmish in the Red Sea — the U.S. is working to stop Iran-backed Houthi attacks in the shipping lane Logistics are definitely impacted, but is… Read More

Leaf twisting, burning, cupping, or crinkling — those are just some of the signs that a crop may be suffering from herbicide injury. Why do herbicides cause crop injury? University of Guelph weed researcher Dr. Peter Sikkema says injury causes can be classified into seven basic categories. That list includes extreme weather, unique or variable… Read More

There’s never going to be a one-size-fits all recipe for top wheat yields — too much depends on fertility, soil conditions, and weather. That said, there are some practices that year in and year out are part of a successful stand. Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson says that the Great Lakes YEN project has helped to… Read More

Farm Credit Canada has added a sixth Sustainability Incentive Program for those who use FCC as their lending institution and use AgExpert Premium software. Curtis Grainger, director of lending products and sustainability programs for Farm Credit Canada, explains that this latest program provides up to $2,000 for farms that already use or implement 4R nutrient… Read More

Azure Sustainable Fuels Corp. is on track to begin producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2027. That plan got an $8.4 million boost through the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) today. Sustainable aviation fuel can be used directly in aircraft engines by blending up to 50 per cent with traditional jet fuel, and has the potential… Read More

Winter is making itself known across all of Canada this week, after a polar vortex descended on Alberta, all the way to Ontario getting hit with snow, wind, and cold temps (for Ontario, mind you). That sparked some questions on fall-seeded crop survival, including canola, alfalfa, and wheat, which host Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson answers… Read More

It’s taken a few years, but John Deere has quickly evolved its See & Spray technology, moving from broadcast and targeted spraying of fallow ground to weed identification and targeted spraying in-crop. In this report from Agritechnica, Deere product marketing manager Solenne Bourgeois discusses how the company has combined its ExactApply system with camera technology… Read More

 

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