5 tips for operating your Tier 4 tractor in the winter months

The calendar has flipped to December which brings Christmas music (yay!) and, inevitably, colder weather (boo!). But just because it’s cold outside on the farm or ranch the work does not stop. Whether it’s pushing snow or bedding or feeding the animals, cold weather brings a new set of challenges for the tasks to get… Read more »

Will Canada get CRISPR regulations right?

In order for Canada’s farmers and agriculture industry to adapt and welcome new technology, the rules and regulations governing the industry must be predictable, fair, and enabling. Pierre Petelle, president and CEO of CropLife Canada, says that a predictable and fair regulatory environment means that Canada remains an attractive market for new products, varieties, or… Read more »

Funding intake to support DON testing in corn now open

Ontario grain farmers dealing with high DON (vomitoxin) levels in their corn crop can now apply for funding to cover DON testing. The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) has announced a new intake for cost-share opportunities to support DON testing under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP). The initiative will support producers whose corn crop or corn products… Read more »

Market left scratching its head amidst U.S./China trade “truce”

The days following a successful Donald Trump/Xi Jinping supper meeting were supposed to have been all about the launch of soybean futures. Instead of a drive higher following Saturday’s G20 dinner, the market has been timid at best and perhaps somewhat confusing, at first glance. On Tuesday’s RealAg Radio show, Chip Flory, host of AgriTalk,… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 5; Interest rates unchanged, data decision making and next level crop marketing plans

It was a day where the world remembered former U.S. President George H.W. Bush at his memorial service. There was a Canadian flare at the funeral as former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney gave one of the eulogies.  Shaun Haney shares a portion of Mulroney’s comments to open the show. Today show run down includes:… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Dec 5: Corn wintering strategy, wet wheat, potato shortages, and the theatre

This week’s edition of Wheat Pete’s Word tackles tough questions and comments from the Maritimes, the United States, and across Ontario. In case you missed it, the east has called time-of-death on the potato harvest with a full 10% of the crop abandoned. There’s no shortage of concern for next year’s wheat crop, too, and… Read more »

GGC revamps board structure to represent national voice of the organization

In a move designed to “streamline decision making and empower the advocacy committees to build consensus and develop policy positions,” the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) has revamped its structure from a president, vice-president, and executive committee to a chair, vice-chair, and board member organization. Jeff Nielsen, of the Alberta Barley Commission, was elected chair,… Read more »