We often take inspiration from the social media feeds of those in our RealAgriculture community. This week, Ron Krahn, farmer in Manitoba and regular guest on the Farmer Rapid Fire, asked a great question on Twitter:   Thinking about farm fuel use/storage (not because of the Ottawa truck protest/jerry can issue). ?? What % of… Read More

Each week, we here at RealAgriculture choose a new question to ask in our poll. A few weeks ago, we asked which professional farmers plan to add to the farm in the year ahead. The final tally favoured a business/succession expert, but adding a marketing advisor ranked second. Brain Voth, founder of IntelliFarm Inc., isn’t… Read More

In 2022, the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame will induct Paul Kelly, Patrick Lynch, Patricia Mighton, James Rickard, and Dr. Patricia Shewen as worthy candidates based on their life-long commitments to Ontario’s agriculture. The five will be recognized in an induction ceremony on June 12, (in-person, if restrictions permit, and online) bringing the total number… Read More

After losing a leadership vote earlier this week, Erin O’Toole’s short-lived leadership of the federal Conservative Party of Canada has come to an end. O’Toole says he intends to stay on as a Member of Parliament. A vote on February 2nd saw Candace Bergen, Manitoba MP for the Portage—Lisgar riding, step in as interim leader…. Read More

About a year after #buttergate took social media and mainstream media by storm, the working group tasked with investigating the issue has provided its conclusions and recommendations. It’s unfortunate we can’t go back in time and track the fatty acid profile of milk, says working group chair and president of Lactanet, Daniel Lefebvre, but we… Read More

Farmers are known for their independent, get ‘er done mentality, and seemingly endless energy for putting in the required work to get those things done. But no farmer truly works alone — whether it’s an agronomist, a marketing pro, or an equipment technician, most farmers know it takes a team of professionals to keep a… Read More

There are more than a dozen decisions to make before the sprayer hits the field. Are conditions right? Are the tank-mix partners correct? Do I have the right nozzles? How’s my water? Should I be adding in something more? The key to making the right call for these and all the other decisions that go… Read More

Boasting “season-long” control of some major weed pests, Bayer Crop Science has announced the registration of Corvus herbicide for corn in Eastern Canada. According to the label, Corvus is effective against waterhemp, lamb’s quarters, velvetleaf, sowthistle, yellow and green foxtail, and barnyard and crab grass. Corvus offers three ways of dealing with weeds: as a… Read More

You may have noticed a change on RealAgriculture this past week, as we’ve introduced a registration portal for some of our content. First things first: this is a registration portal, not a paywall. As has been the case since this company began, there is no subscription fee to access the long list of schools, news… Read More

The last strategic plan launched by the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) set the goal of 26 million tonnes of production by 2025. Tucked in to that strategic plan was also a shift in the Council’s approach to agronomy. “Agronomy changes over time,” says Clint Jurke, agronomy director for the CCC. “In 2018, we did… Read More

There are an estimated 100 million pounds of hay pledged to the Hay West ’21 initiative waiting for a ride west from the Maritimes, Quebec, and Ontario. The federal minister of agriculture, Marie-Claude Bibeau, on Wednesday (Dec. 15) pledged up to $3 million in support for the program to help cover the cost of hay… Read More

 

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