Around eight in every 10 Canadians support the broad idea of a one per cent tax on people who have more than $20 million in net assets, according to poll results published by Abacus Data this week. The survey results coincide with calls from certain politicians in Ottawa to move ahead with a so-called “wealth… Read More

The annual recommendation list of barley varieties is out for 2021, with some very familiar names and a few up-and-coming varieties, as well. The Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC) releases the list each year, identifying varieties that hold the most promise for producers in terms of selection and marketability based on current acceptance in… Read More

The newly-formed Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA) has announced the results of its inaugural nomination process, as the group called for farmers to sit on its new crop committees. The MCA was formed on August 1, 2020 following the merger of five provincial commodity organizations that collect check-offs on wheat (spring and winter), barley, sunflowers, corn,… Read More

The Manitoba government’s pledge to begin eliminating its education tax on property in 2021 includes farmland, according to a spokesperson for Finance Minister Scott Fielding. The phased elimination of school taxes on property starting next year was mentioned, without any details, in the Progressive Conservatives’ throne speech earlier this month. “Given the challenges we face…Manitobans… Read More

Fendt has made some noticeable changes to the small field robot concept that the company first unveiled in 2017. The Xaver is a compact, electric-powered prototype from AGCO/Fendt that’s designed to work autonomously in swarms or groups in a field, with the aim of reducing soil compaction, energy consumption, and, potentially, labour costs, versus traditional… Read More

BASF is planning to introduce a new higher-concentrated glufosinate ammonium herbicide to the North American market after announcing the acquisition of the proprietary rights for the technology from AgriMetis. Glufosinate ammonium is the active ingredient in Liberty herbicide, which is commonly used on Liberty-tolerant crops, including canola and soybeans. The proprietary Glu-L technology developed by… Read More

Update, October 28, 2020: India has issued another extension to its lower lentil tariff. The Indian government says the 10 per cent levy on imports will stay in effect until December 31, 2020. It was scheduled to revert back to 30 per cent on October 31. India has dropped its tariff on lentil exports once… Read More

Electric semi trucks are likely a long way from being deployed on farms, especially for long-distance hauling in a cold Canadian winter, but others in the supply chain are starting to adopt electric power to move goods around. They’re not switching to electric trains (yet), but CN Rail has ordered 50 all-electric tandem axle Class… Read More

The Manitoba government is asking for input for possible legislation aimed at addressing several rural crime-related issues, including metal theft, landowner liability regarding trespassers, and risks to animal biosecurity. Justice Minister Cliff Cullen, speaking in Portage La Prairie, Man. on Monday, said the province is considering adopting legislation similar to other provinces that would make… Read More

New data on farm cash receipts for the second quarter of 2020 sheds some light on the early impact the pandemic has had on farm income across the country and across different commodities. Livestock receipts were down $629 million — nearly 10 per cent — from April through June of this year versus the same… Read More

 

Register for a RealAgriculture account to manage your Shortcut menu instead of the default.

Register