Left on the desk, Oct 20: Mad cow, subsidies, family feuds, and touring the BBC

Left on the Desk is back this week, bringing you content that caught my attention, but didn’t make it on to the site. This week, I was on vacation visiting family in the UK, but the world waits for no one, so let’s get ready for the info, tidbits, and scattering of information that was left… Read more »

Beef Market Update: Cattle on feed, big exports, and seasonal price dips

Year-to-date Canadian beef exports are up about 4%, and that’s just some of the good news Anne Wasko, market analyst for Gateway Livestock, has for us in this mid-October edition of the Beef Market Update. Occasional host Lyndsey Smith and Wasko cover the most recent cattle on feed numbers for both Canada and the U.S…. Read more »

Agricorp examining options for high vomitoxin corn in Ontario

Agricorp is keeping a close eye on vomitoxin levels in Ontario’s corn crop and telling growers not to destroy any crop at this time. The provincial risk management program provider has indicated it will wait to see how the market and shipping season develops before making decisions on how to address damage claims as a… Read more »

Wheat School: Keep planting… it’s not too late

With a little luck, RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson believesOntario farmers could still plant one million acres of winter wheat this fall. In this episode of RealAgriculture’s Wheat School, Johnson says it’s not too late to plant wheat in most of the province. Late-planted wheat can still deliver strong yields, but growers have to pay strict… Read more »

An organic cattle ranch is at the middle of the Stronach family lawsuit

An organic beef ranch near Gainesville, Florida, is at the centre of a $520 million lawsuit between a father and daughter. Frank Stronach, Canadian billionaire and founder of Magna International, is suing his daughter, former Member of Parliament Belinda Stronach over a number of things, but most notably the misuse of funds and purposely underfunding… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 18: Forages, beagles, trade, grain dryers, and Wheat Pete’s Word

What do beagles have to do with hog barns? Very little and yet everything (see tweet below). It would seem that not much is off limits when Lyndsey Smith hosts RealAg Radio, but at least she manages to connect to actual farming at some point. On Thursday’s edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear: Jessika Guse… Read more »

Don’t let unspoken gender rules get in the way

When it comes to communicating in the workplace — men and women don’t typically speak the same language. According to Sherry Waddingham, president of Mindshift, a Toronto-based workplace communications company, men tend to be more assertive, competitive, look to problem solve and are poor listeners. Women on the other hand, are less assertive, look to share… Read more »