Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has updated its forecast for this year’s crop, reflecting the impact of drought in Western Canada in its August numbers. AAFC’s July report garnered more attention than normal, with a 19.9 million metric tonne (MT) canola production estimate coming in much higher than any other canola projections. In the outlook… Read More

It’s hot and it’s excessively dry. Every year we seem to have this conversation about fire safety at harvest, but I think this year especially, it’s crucial that we are having the discussion. I am no expert at this topic, however, a recent grass fire half a mile from my house — that got lucky… Read More

Case IH is improving its Puma series tractor lineup to provide operators with greater efficiency, convenience, and operational flexibility. Some of the updates include longer service intervals, new styling features for greater productivity, and a more comfortable in-cab experience. Case IH announced updates to the Puma models 185-240 in late 2020, and now the Puma… Read More

The Successors is a RealAgriculture podcast series hosted by Kara Oosterhuis focusing on agriculture from the perspective of the up-and-coming generation. What does it take to make critical decisions? How do you navigate developing a leadership style? Why do we sometimes need to take the advice of others, and understand that tomorrow is another day?… Read More

Versatile, a division of Buhler Industries Inc., is introducing their new DeltaTrack and four-wheel drive models for 2022. The tractors feature more power, improved features, newly available options, and an updated appearance. New models 530, 580, and 620 have a larger cooling package designed to improve airflow and cooling capacity, improved transmission, and advanced hydraulic… Read More

Statistics Canada released its updated acreage estimates for 2021 on Tuesday morning, most of which were in line with expectations. Most notably, StatsCan boosted its canola acreage estimate to 22.48 million acres, up from 21.53 million in its April acreage report. Year-over-year, that’s an 8.2 per cent increase in canola acres, largely driven by strong… Read More