The Senate’s amendments to Bill C-234 in December could result in farmers paying $910 million more in carbon tax, according to updated analysis by the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO). After several weeks of contentious debate, a narrow majority of Senators voted to limit the proposed carbon tax exemption for natural gas and propane used on… Read More

As the possibilities of farming with autonomous tractors and implements gain traction, many manufacturers are working on how autonomous machinery will run efficiently without human hands and eyes as it travels on or through the ground. At Agritechnica, Lemken shared how its iQblue tool monitoring technology uses sensor systems to monitor performance as well as… Read More

Happy Canada’s Agriculture Day! While it’s worth celebrating every day of the year, February 13, 2024 has been chosen as a special day to acknowledge Canadian farmers, ranchers, producers, and everyone who works in agriculture, from coast to coast in many diverse and important roles. Our team at RealAg is honoured to work in and… Read More

Thanks for tuning into this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio, brought to you by Nufarm. On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by RealAgriculture’s in-house agronomist Peter Johnson to discuss yield components, learning blocks, winter crops with cold weather, and more! We will also hear a spotlight interview with Tyler Gullen for Nufarm… Read More

Wheat yield is made up of many yield components ranging from thousand kernel weight to head size and kernels per head. But when it comes to driving higher yields, all those components take a back seat to the number of heads per square metre. It’s the big data point emerging from three years of data… Read More

Farm Management Canada is hosting free, one-day farm business practices assessment workshops across Canada beginning later this month. The workshop, Seeding Success: Assess, Act, Achieve!, is open to all Canadian producers and farm families and management teams. The workshop is funded through the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council, as part of the Sectoral Workforce Solutions… Read More

Ag robotics company Naïo Technologies and Canadian track manufacturer CAMSO have announced a new research and development partnership focused on development of new work tools, boosting productivity and reducing environmental impacts. The agreement will span multiple years and includes factory technical testing and on-field trials with producers. This work aims to adapt tracks on agricultural… Read More

Western Canadian farmers and ranchers have endured several years of drought over the last five seasons. While AgriRecovery and other national drought programming has been triggered in all the Prairie Provinces, there are other provincial insurance products available. Both Saskatchewan and Alberta have modified moisture deficiency insurance products in the last two years, with Alberta… Read More

A Canadian seeding success is heading overseas, as Vaderstad is bringing its Seed Hawk air drill to European farms for 2024. In this report from Agritechnica ’23 in Hanover, Germany, Vaderstad’s Bernt Martensson explains how the company has modified the machine to fit the specific needs of smaller European farms. In Canada, the air seeder… Read More

Each year, farmers face increased pressure to meet demands for abundant, sustainable, high-quality outputs. In turn, we have seen a heightened need for innovative solutions that not only help you meet these demands, but also improve your bottom line. Biologicals provide natural tools to complement your current production practices—such as protecting your crops from pests… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this episode of RealAg on the Weekend! On this weekend’s show, host Shaun Haney discusses: The data from the January Canadian Farmer Sentiment Index survey; Greg Peterson, otherwise known as Machinery Pete, on used equipment prices and the trends he is seeing; and, A clip from a Farming Forward episode… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Friday edition of the RealAg Issues Panel! Host Shaun Haney is joined by Kelvin Heppner and Lyndsey Smith, both of RealAgriculture, and Alberta farmer Jeff Nielsen. They discuss a number of topics, including: The dicamba ruling in the U.S.; A noticeable decline in Canadian farmers’ optimism coming into the… Read More

The federal government will be contributing up to $11,017,979 million to Pulse Canada for a new pulse crop research cluster under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership — the five-year framework that started in 2023. Winnipeg South Centre MP Ben Carr announced the federal commitment at the University of Manitoba on Friday afternoon. “I’m happy to… Read More

In the January 2024 edition of the RealAgristudies Canadian Farmer Sentiment Index, the mood among Canada’s farmers and ranchers has notably darkened, with an increased level of concern about their financial health and the overall state of the Canadian agricultural economy. This summary, drawing from the valuable insights of those who participated in the survey,… Read More

 

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