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Sarah Foster of 20/20 Seed Labs Talks About Seed Quality In Chile

Canola is big business in Alberta, so the spread of canola diseases like blackleg, clubroot and most recently, aster yellows is taken very seriously by both industry and producers. How those diseases are transmitted and spread becomes a source of discussion and speculation as well. At this point it becomes incredibly important to separate fact… Read more »

Sarah Foster: The Building Blocks Of Complete Seed Quality

A good crop starts with good quality seed. As far as choosing that seed goes, most producers make that choice based on two factors, germ and vigour. Those two things are critical, but they don’t tell the whole story. The truth is that there are other unseen things that, if unaddressed can have a major… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 5: Seed tests, beef markets and the push for a meat sin tax

Host Shaun Haney starts off the show with a discussion around chaos — increasing political division — and the importance in keeping an open mind, and working towards compromise. Then: Top Ag News What hidden surprises could be lurking in your seed? Sarah Foster, 20/20 Seed Labs, joins to talk about the importance of testing… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Jan 3: Free run chickens, plant growth regulators and erosion

In this episode of The Word, host Peter Johnson addresses New Year’s resolutions, spreading manure on snow, fertility, plant growth regulators, and the ongoing tillage discussion. Have a question you’d like Johnson to address? Or some yield results to send in? Leave him a message at 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him… Read more »

Gay Lea Foods heads further west with acquisition of Alberta Cheese

Ontario-based Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited announced it’s agreement to acquire the shares of Alberta Cheese Company Ltd. this week, effective October 13, 2017. Alberta Cheese was founded in 1976 by Frank Talarico, and remained in the family name for fourty years. “Today’s announcement represents an exciting next chapter for Alberta Cheese, as my family’s… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 27: A Return to Mixed Farming, Seed Test Questions & Major Pulse Export Uncertainty

It’s agronomy Monday here on RealAg Radio, as we discuss how to make mixed farming work, abnormally large differences between germ and vigour numbers on seed tests, how soybean plants sense neighbouring weeds before they emerge, and some reminders if you’re looking at planting RR1 off-patent soybean seed. We also explore the latest developments surrounding the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 2: Shaun & Anne Go To Nashville

Right from the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA trade show in Nashville, Shaun and special guest co-host Anne Wasko discuss the latest news and sentiment in the beef industry on today’s program. American Farm Bureau Federation president Zippy Duvall also joins Shaun to discuss trade, environmental policy and immigration under President Trump. Sarah Foster and Kendra… Read more »

Infected from Within — Diagnosing an ‘Atypical Case of Lameness’

It’s easy to jump to conclusions when diagnosing issues in livestock. But, when a team from the University of Calgary, stumbled upon a case of lameness that just didn’t seem to be going away, they knew to look beyond the oft-blamed culprit of footrot. “This was a very experienced producer. He had a lot of animals,… Read more »

Pulse School: Is Your Seed Up to Snuff?

How confident are you that your pea and lentil seed is not limiting yield potential before you even put it in the ground? With rising acres leading to a shortage of certified seed, there are serious concerns about the quality of the seed that will be used this spring. Sarah Foster of 20/20 Seed Labs joins our own Kelvin Heppner… Read more »

How About Telling This Story: Farmers Look After Their Livestock

Among the agriculture stories consumers need to hear are those that show the industry has known all along they were there. It has not just suddenly discovered them. Farmers have anticipated society’s needs and have long taken measures to keep food safe and affordable. This imperative is growing in importance, as popular food chains seek… Read more »

The National Agriculture Leaders Debate — Live Blog

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is hosting an agriculture debate, today, in Ottawa. Follow along on Twitter: #AgDebate, #Elxn42Ag. In attendance: Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Hon.Gerry Ritz Malcolm Allen, NDP Agriculture Critic Mark Eyking, Liberal Agriculture Critic Andrew West, Green Party candidate for Kanata-Carleton Yves Lessard, Bloc Québécois candidate for Beloeil-Chambly Moderator: Andrew Campbell, farmer,… Read more »

Ag Education in the Time of Mommy Bloggers

With two young children around our house, I often wonder if our parental intuition is weaker than it was for my parents or grandparents. When one of the kids feels hot, we take their temperature. We are pretty sure they have a fever – but can’t remember for sure what that threshold is, so we… Read more »

Oneil Carlier Sworn in as Alberta’s Agriculture Minister

A former Agriculture Canada employee with more than 20 years of experience in the labour movement was sworn in as Alberta’s new minister of agriculture, forestry and rural development on Sunday. Oneil Carlier, who lives in Darwell and is the new MLA for Whitecourt-Ste. Anne, was chosen by Premier Rachel Notley to look after the ag portfolio. Originally from… Read more »

It’s Farm Safety Week! The Challenge for One Meaningful Change

The occupation “farmer” shows up in more than a few Top 10 lists — like “The 10 most trustworthy roles,” for example. But there’s one Top 10 list that we’d all rather not have made where farmers hold the number 9 spot. That’s the Top 10 list of most dangerous jobs in North America. It’s… Read more »

Exhibitors’ Trucks Vandalized at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

The trucks and trailers of several sheep and beef producers were vandalized this week, even as the vehicles were parked in a monitored parking lot. Exhibitors were attending the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Ont. No one has taken responsibility for the vandalism, though sheep and beef producers at the show believe they were… Read more »