Back home from the US Farm Progress Show in Iowa, Bern Tobin and Kelvin Heppner take over the Kickin’ Tires podcast for this episode to reflect on what they saw and heard at the massive farm equipment and technology trade show. With crowds exceeding 100,000 over three days, many companies use Farm Progress to launch… Read More

The federal budget introduced by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland on Tuesday featured changes to how capital gains are taxed, as well as federal funding to develop biofuel production and artificial intelligence, but did not mention many topics and programs farm groups were hoping to see addressed. It also included many previously-announced measures, such as the… Read More

Farm groups are urging members of the Senate to avoid stalling on Bill C-234, with limited time left on the calendar before Parliament’s summer break. The proposed legislation, which was approved by the House of Commons earlier this year, would remove the federal carbon tax from propane and natural gas used for grain drying, barn… Read More

Claas has introduced a new Class 7 combine model for those looking at a new combine with modern features, but a lower price tag. RealAgriculture field editor Bern Tobin toured the Claas booth at the Farm Progress Show at Des Moines, Iowa, to get the scoop on where the Trion 740 might fit for farmers…. Read More

Several grain industry groups are calling on the federal government to show up for the commodity logistics system with a new public relations campaign. Ten policy and producer groups, including Pulse Canada, SaskWheat, Cereals Canada, and Canola Council of Canada, are calling on everyone in agriculture to use the hashtag #CanadasReady with photos or prepared… Read More

The Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL) and the advisory board for Canada’s Farm Show — formerly known as Canada’s Farm Progress Show — have decided the 2021 edition of the show is going to be held virtually. “Last year was a difficult year for everyone, globally,” says Tim Reid, president and CEO of REAL, in… Read More

The federal government needs to step up and fix its business risk management programs for farmers. It should also consider paying farmers for soil management practices that sequester carbon, invest in rural internet, and partner with other countries that trade with China to gain leverage on international markets. That’s according to federal New Democrat agriculture… Read More

Is a profitable farm the most successful farm? Or is it the largest land base, the one with the newest equipment? Or is it the one whose operator takes a vacation every year or has the lowest debt? Earlier this week, we talked to Dr. Greg Ibendahl, of Kansas State University, and we talked about… Read More

Although there are still talks happening behind closed doors, progress of the business risk management program (BRM) review feels as though it’s slow-moving. At this year’s CropConnect conference held at Winnipeg, Man., the topic was acknowledged by federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, but there was no mention of action — which is what most are… Read More

 

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