This week Ray Prock (California Dairy farmer), Kelly Rivard (farm blogger), Jim Doolittle (agronomist), and Michael Yezzi (pig farmer) participated in a segment on Huffington Post Live discussing the US corn drought of 2012. See the segment here. Besides the fact that the host pronounces bushels incorrectly the segment is a really good first hand account of how bad… Read More

According to the Edmonton Journal, Brett Wilson and a group of former Viewtrack creditors have taken full control of Edmonton based company. According to Brett Wilson (from the Edmonton Journal story) “The company was cash-flow neutral but couldn’t service the debenture debt,” said Wilson. “It had been bumping along for the last year and a… Read More

This week Monsanto announced they are finally going to make the TUA and canola seed purchase one transaction.  According to the press release, Monsanto stated that overwhelmingly growers provided feedback that canola TUA’s should be handled no differently than other crops like corn, soybeans and wheat.   It is surprising how long it has taken… Read More

The RealAgriculture Roundtable reconvened last week during Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina, Saskatchewan. This time around, Shaun and Lyndsey were joined by Morris Industries Chief Operating Officer Don Henry. We’ve talked with Don before on RealAgriculture.com and he is extremely knowledgable when it comes to farm equipment and cropping in general. With that in… Read More

Commodities markets are a very complex ecosystem. On the surface it may seem as simple as supply and demand affecting pricing on any given commodity. That is true, but underneath is a very complex web that ties a number of different commodities together. When it comes to effectively predicting which way prices are going to… Read More

At Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina this week it was difficult to miss the impressive rail car (errr…air cart) from Seed Hawk. Seed Hawk has a 1300 bushel air cart that is visually astonishing.  For the farmers looking to seed a section of wheat without having to refill the drill, this is the perfect option… Read More

In case you haven’t heard, Canada has finally been accepted into negotiation for membership into the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP.  The members of the partnership and those that are negotiating to get in are all looking for access to bigger markets for their products and economic growth. Canada is truly going to be on the… Read More