A convoy of truck drivers and their supporters assembled early Monday morning at the Emerson, Man. border crossing to protest the Canadian government’s cross-border vaccine requirement that began Saturday, January 15. The rolling convoy continued through the day on Monday north of the Emerson, Man.-Pembina, ND crossing. All truckers entering Canada as of January 15… Read More

Scoular says it has officially opened its new flax processing facility in Regina — the first flax plant to open in Western Canada in nearly a decade. The opening coincides with a strong flax market and record high prices for Canadian flax growers. Scoular’s new facility demonstrates the company’s commitment to  providing marketing  opportunities for… Read More

This story, including the headline, has undergone a major update as of late January 13. The Canadian government says news reports that it had backed off its plan to require cross-border truck drivers be vaccinated for COVID-19 as of Saturday, January 15 are incorrect. Several media outlets published stories late Wednesday and early Thursday quoting… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to RealAgRadio! On this full-slate Wednesday edition of the show, brought to you by ADAMA Canada, you’ll hear: JP Gervais, chief economist at Farm Credit Canada; Cornie Thiessen joins the show for an ADAMA Canada spotlight interview; Blake Croegaert of Verdant Partners, on M & A activity in the ag tech… Read More

The 20-year pulse breeding agreement between the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers’ Association (SPG) and the Crop Development Centre is changing, and that has many farmers asking what happens next. Previously, varieties that came out of the SPG/CDC agreement were released royalty-free for producers. Before the expiry of the agreement, the CDC notified SPG of their intentions… Read More

Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: Marco Beghetto of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, on cross-border trucking vaccine mandates and what it means for agriculture; Jim Bagshaw of Alliance Seeds, joins in to chat seed supply and weather conditions; Shaun Dyrland of Saskatchewan Pulse Growers’ Association, on plant breeding… Read More

Assiniboine Community College (ACC) in Brandon, Man. is launching a tuition-free program for off-reserve Indigenous students interested in becoming agriculture equipment operators. ACC has partnered with the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) to deliver the 13-week program, which is open to 15 students and will start in February at the college’s North Hill Campus in… Read More

Saskatchewan-based S3 Group has acquired TEMP Farm Equipment Ltd., of Mitchell, Ont. TEMP Farm Equipment is best known for its AWS airbars that introduce airflow into the header of a combine, in an effort to reduce shatter loss, even at higher ground speeds. AWS airbars are sold worldwide with a dealer network throughout North America, Europe, South Africa,… Read More