Becoming an effective leader of any team begins with first taking charge of yourself. Leadership of self, says Mark Gasparotto, is a necessary step before being truly ready and able to lead others, whether on the farm or elsewhere in life. Gasparotto, founder of The Gasparotto Group and former Canadian military commander, says potential leaders… Read More

The parade of new John Deere combines continues this month as the equipment manufacturer has shared plans to roll out a T6 800 walker combine. This announcement follows Deere’s introduction of the S7 Series of combines at Commodity Classic in Houston, Texas in March where the S7 Series family rollout included four models — the… Read More

Welcome to Frontlines: Geopolitics affecting agriculture with Jacob Shapiro of Cognitive Investments and Shaun Haney! On this podcast episode, Shapiro unpacks the results of this week’s Mexican presidential election. Shapiro says that electing Claudia Sheinbaum as its president-elect is a net positive for the country, but potentially negative for Canadian and American agricultural producers, as… Read More

Ontario government sources have confirmed that Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) will no longer exist after Premier Doug Ford cabinet shuffle, announced late Thursday. OMAFRA was hatched in 1994 when Bob Rae’s New Democratic Party government combined agriculture with the rural affairs portfolio to create the new ministry with Agriculture Minister… Read More

The Canadian Angus Association is set to receive just over $1.6 million through the AgriScience Program – Projects Component, to help improve genetic evaluation tools for Canadian beef and dairy cattle. With this federal support, the CAA says it will “leverage cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, camera and computer vision systems to capture… Read More

Soybean yield contest winners typically rely on weekly tissue testing and foliar feeding to help produce eye-popping, trophy-winning yields. But does this tool have the power to make yield for growers who test and feed just a couple of times during the season? SGS Canada agronomist Jack Legg thinks the practice makes sense for a… Read More

Methane emissions from cattle have received plenty of mainstream attention over the past decade, with calls to eat less beef often not accounting for the carbon sequestration and biodiversity benefits of producing highly-nutritious food on grasslands. The panel in this episode of the Ag Policy Connection ruminates on how environmental policies can help or hinder… Read More


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