Saskatchewan forage industry members will work together to develop and implement a strategy to improve the sector’s competitiveness and to ensure its long-term prosperity with the help of federal government funding announced this week. Federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz was on hand this week to announce a $148,000 investment to help the Saskatchewan Forage Council… Read More

Last week, Dow AgroSciences announced that the launch of its corn lines carrying the Enlist trait would not be available for planting in 2013 in the U.S., as the U.S. regulatory approvals have not been obtained for the trait in corn, nor has the herbicide Enlist Duo received approval. The company is confident approvals will… Read More

BASF Canada today launched an online video series called “Conversations on Sustainability.” The videos feature conversations between five consumers paired with five farmers from both the Prairies and Ontario, and highlight some of the common questions and curiosities consumers have about modern agriculture in Canada. The series tackles questions about organic and conventional production, and… Read More

From loud and colourful pants, to the excellent speakers’ line up, to true Saskatchewan innovation and the oddly-placed moat at the Saskatoon Inn, by all accounts 2013’s Crop Production Show and Crop Production Week was a roaring success. RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney and Lyndsey Smith took in the show and conference, but not content to simply… Read More

Every farm has a business plan. It may be a well-referenced physical document or it may only exist in your head. In the same way, Stuart Lawrence, with AgLeader Technology, encourages each farmer to sit down (or dream up) their own precision farming plan. Not every farm is going to farm by the inch or… Read More

China has approved four additional Canadian beef facilities that will now be able to export beef to China, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast announced today. The newly approved establishments will increase the Canadian export capacity for beef in a market estimated by the industry to be worth approximately $20 million… Read More

Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart have announced $6.5 million in funding for 38 crop-related research projects. Ritz says the research is focused on making “Saskatchewan farmers more productive and profitable.” “Saskatchewan has a reputation as a leader in crop production and research and these new projects will help to… Read More

Owning the latest and greatest technology is great, but actually using it to its full potential is what makes the cost worthwhile. When that involves your iPhone, it’s understandable that some apps amount to bells and whistles, but when the technology sits inside your tractor cab, having the latest and greatest needs to earn its… Read More

JBS USA, a subsidiary of Brazil-based JBS S.A., has announced it is moving forward with purchasing XL Foods’s Canadian operations. JBS took over management of the Brooks-based plant in late October after E. coli contamination shut down operations at the plant. JBS, upon exercising this option, anticipates the purchase of XL Foods to be completed… Read More