January 9, 2014 – The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) announced its new target for Canada’s canola industry earlier today, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The CCC aims to increase the demand for canola, create a stable and open trade environment and sustainably and profitably increase production of canola to 26M tonnes by 2025. The CCC’s new targets have… Read More

With a nod to tradition, Cereals Canada has announced Winnipeg, Manitoba, as the chosen city to house the headquarters of the organization. “A great deal of thought and consideration went into making this decision,” says Greg Porozni, Cereals Canada chair, in a press release. “Through this process it became clear to us that Winnipeg will… Read More

Research out of the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) suggests that radio frequency identification (RFID) tags inserted into an animal’s ear cold not only require more strength to install, they are also much weaker than those installed at room temperature. These findings will no doubt be a warm message on a cold day to producers… Read More

Consumers can expect to see a new, “original” label on shelves soon. Though General Mills is a long-time supporter of biotechnology, it has started manufacturing its Original Cheerios without genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Tom Forsythe, vice president of Global Communications for General Mills, claims on the General Mills blog, that the change was not brought about by… Read More

We’re wrapping up a fantastic year of covering the world of agriculture here at RealAgriculture.com, and we couldn’t wait to see how the numbers played out for our top posts. There were a few, as we watched the Twitter shares and blog comments roll, that we knew would make the list, but there are a… Read More

The Beef Straw Man trio published a recommendations report at the end of December, 2013, based on the outcome of meetings held over the last year. The report signals the end of the Beef Straw Man process and provides recommendations based on three strategic priorities: industry profitability, competitiveness, and synergy and alignment. Learn More: Beef Straw… Read More

Canola growers now have access to a new option to defend their crops against the long-time disease threat of sclerotinia. DuPont Crop Protection today announced that the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved a label addition allowing the use of DuPont Acapela fungicide in canola for control of sclerotinia. Todd Friday, Saskatoon-based Pulse and… Read More

We took the opportunity while at Canadian Western Agribition this year to find a different kind of farmer for our Talking to Farmers feature. It wasn’t hard to round up enough cowfolk to cover some of the basics of showing cattle. And, between being asked to be filmed and starting the interview, many of the cattle fitters… Read More

While we may forever ask who has seen the wind (thanks, W.O. Mitchell!), now you can…sort of. John Gruber, a writer and blogger from Philadelphia, hosts DaringFireball.net, a science-y website for all things super cool. His latest post caught our attention, as not only is it pretty (see image above), it’s actually rather facsincating. Monday’s… Read More