Winnipeg, Manitoba-based Ag Growth International (AGI) has announced it intends to acquire a minority stake in a startup company in Arizona that’s working on technology for reproducing native soil microbes from farmers’ own soil on-site. MyLand describes itself as offering a unique “Soil-as-a-Service” model that extracts live, native microorganisms directly from a grower’s soil and… Read More

Provincial governments across Canada are consulting with farmers and the agriculture industry as they prepare to hammer out a new five-year federal-provincial-territorial agricultural policy framework. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) — the $3 billion 5-year investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments — is set to expire in 2023. While federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau… Read More

Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) has invested funds in a collaborative project between Alberta’s producer-led Crop Sector Working Group (CSWG) and three major life-science companies. The collaboration will be working on a water stewardship and monitoring project. The new project will help ensure that farmers have access to innovative crop protection tools, while upholding sound… Read More

The federal government held campaign-like events in several provinces this week to announce the opening of the application window for its $165.7-million Agricultural Clean Technology Program. Different Liberal MPs hosted virtual visits in Ontario’s Port of Johnstown, B.C.’s Winecrush Technology Inc., and a Manitoba-based biomass grain dryer manufacturer, all highlighting the same program which will provide farmers and… Read More

Ontario’s Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC) has elected a new chair and vice chair and two new directors to its board at its recent annual general meeting. Brian Miller, a Huron County farmer and the poultry industry representative on the board, steps up as chair of the organization, while Don Gordon, a farmer from the… Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario has launched a 10-part video series aimed at researchers, post-secondary educators, policy makers, and students to gain better foundational knowledge of grain farming in Ontario. The Ontario Grain Farming 101 video series, available on YouTube, covers a wide range of topics including farm business management, technology used by farmers,  sustainability initiatives… Read More

This edition of RealAg Radio has a little something for everyone, including news, personal development, professional development, and steak. That’s right: steak. On today’s show you’ll hear: Kara Oosterhuis and Rosie Thoni talking finding your place in agriculture; Stephen Clark, Chop Steakhouse & Bar, about of sustainable-certified steak cuts; MNP’s Peter Manness and Kim Gerenscer… Read More

The Canadian Western Agribition’s scholarship program is now open for applications. The program, intended to provide financial support and incentive to young people in order to pursue post-secondary and graduate eduction, is open to students in their second or subsequent year in programs at least two years in duration. Applicants must be passionate about agriculture… Read More

Richardson Pioneer has formally announced plans to build a new high throughput elevator at Carmichael, Sask, about 65 kilometres west of Swift Current. Construction on the new facility began earlier this month, and is expected to be complete by fall of 2022. The new elevator will include 46,000 metric tonnes of storage capacity, with loop… Read More

February 1, 2021, four seed industry groups amalgamated to form Seeds Canada with the vision to become the leading voice of the Canadian seed sector, helping members succeed and grow in Canada, and around the world. RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney was recently joined by Seeds Canada’s Barry Senft, executive director, and Ellen Sparry, the group’s inaugural… Read More

 

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