David Phillips Gives His Spring Forecast For Eastern and Western Canada

Last year proved to be a very interesting year for weather.  Eastern Canada had probably one of the most ideal growing seasons in history.  Western Canada suffered from the problems of dealing with heavy moisture and even drought in Northern Alberta.  I have been at several farm shows across the country this month and weather… Read More

Is Western Canada Doomed For An Early Frost - David Phillips, Environment Canada

How many coffee shops in Western Canada are talking about the fall weather.  Will we get an early frost?  Does late spring mean early fall?  Can September be the hottest month of the year again?  Weather is always something that occupies a farmers mind because the timing is so critical.  For example, if we have… Read More

Weather Outlook For Canada - David Phillips - Environment Canada

Is there anything that occupies more time in discussions for farmers than the weather.  Farmers depend on the weather.  It either makes us or breaks us in most years.  It is not only the amount of heat or moisture that we get but also the timing that is just as important.  Look at this weeks… Read More

What Kind of Winter Weather Can We Expect in Canada? - David Phillips from Environment Canada

David Phillips is the Senior Climatologist with Environment Canada and I spoke to him this morning on the fall weather and what kind of weather that we can expect in both Eastern and Western Canada this winter. David is Canada’s expert on the weather and always provide interesting commentary.  I have heard david speak live… Read More

Somehow it’s Friday already! This week-ending edition of RealAg Radio with host Shaun Haney includes: Top ag news with Kelvin Heppner, including an exciting personnel announcement for RealAg, soybeans’ strongest rally in a long time, Trump’s speech in Great Falls, Montana, and more Have we seen the low in the soybean market? Will canola yields… Read More

The Adversity of 2010 Continues For Farmers in the West

By Shaun Haney Its official the harvest of 2010 that we feared appears to be here. Even though David Phillips may of thought we would be free of frost, it is cold and wet.  Is a hard frost next?  The low hanging fruit of harvesting the early seeded crops is gone and now farmers across the… Read More

Did the Iceland Volcano Eruption Cause the Unusual Weather in 2010

I have had many different farmers comment on the potential impact of the Iceland volcano eruption on the weather patterns this year. Was there more of an impact than just cancelled flights in and out of Europe or has the extreme variable weather in 2010 been just a coincidence? Farmers love weather and drawing correlations… Read More

If I had a dollar for every time I have heard about the fog 90 days ago causing all this spring time moisture I would be getting rather wealthy at this point.  For those of you that have never heard the prediction it goes as follows.  Ninety days after a fog you are guaranteed rain. … Read More