Winnipeg-based Canterra Seeds has announced a major increase in its internal research and product development (R&PD) program. “We are set for some dramatic changes in our research program, in both scope and depth. In 2014, we will be testing five times as many potential varieties as in 2013, including a significant amount of material from… Read More

Every year, North American farmers adopt more technology, enabling precision, efficiency and, in some cases, more holiday time. Even those with intensive management systems can control and monitor some of the operation from a distance. This is certainly becoming the case with irrigation systems, with a few apps and precision technologies now competing on the marketplace…. Read More

In 1997, Agremote Systems Inc developed a remote controlled truck chute system that allows producers to control the hoist and chute on a grain truck. This way, when a quick change needs to be made — like stopping the hoist because you were tweeting and over-filling —  it can be done from atop the grain bin or air drill…. Read More

Every year, Brazil’s Carnaval kicks off the Friday before Ash Wednesday, which signals the beginning of Lent. The celebration is impressive, involving street festivals, masquerades and parades across the country. Perhaps the most notable Carnaval celebration occurs in Rio de Janeiro, with nearly 500 000 foreign visitors alone. The Carnaval is a celebration that involves all walks of life, ignoring cultural and sexual… Read More

A total of ten participants have been selected for the 2014 IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism award, an award that supports participation in an intensive journalistic boot camp-style workshop and attendance at the International Farm Association of Journalists Congress in Scotland. RealAgriculture is pleased to announce that field editor Debra Murphy was chosen as a regional finalist. “We need strong,… Read More

It’s with much fanfare, pomp and circumstance, confetti cannons and more that we roll out the following news: Lyndsey Smith, editor of this illustrious web site is moving to Ottawa to open our fifth bureau. (The other four are Lethbridge, somewhere in the Special Areas of Alberta, Guelph and, currently, Winnipeg. There will be a… Read More

Farm Management Canada and the Canadian Association of Diploma Agriculture Programs are collecting submissions from agricultural students across Canada and will award three winners with $1,000 towards furthering their education in agriculture. The award is designed to help students develop their communication skills by having the opportunity to voice their opinion on a subject related… Read More

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) announced today its plans of investing $1.5 million across ten agronomic and breeding/genetic research projects. This funding commitment is part of the Agriculture Funding Consortium (AFC), a group of 14 funding organizations that have partnered to collaborate on agriculture research funding. Kent Erickson, chair of AWC’s board of directors, says… Read More