Farmers and industry are invited to attend the 4R Nutrient Management Field Day at Kelburn Farm on Thursday July 3, located near Glenlea, Manitoba, to hear from leading experts on nitrogen and phosphorus management and to learn about new technology for managing these important inputs. Register here! Hosted by several Manitoba government agencies, the Keystone… Read More

CWB has announced an agreement where it will acquire, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, all the issued and outstanding common shares of Great Sandhills Terminal Ltd.  (GST), based at Leader, Saskatchewan.  The deal, worth $581.98 per share, represents a total equity value, on a fully diluted basis, of $17,426,227 (subject to adjustment in certain circumstances), according… Read More

Winter Cereals Manitoba, the Saskatchewan Winter Cereals Development Commission and the Alberta Wheat Commission have announced shared-funding for a technical specialist position at CIGI. The three-year funding agreement will be targeted at a fund a position aimed at improving the marketability of winter wheat. The position is co-funded by Winter Cereals Manitoba and the Saskatchewan… Read More

When it comes to making a decision on your farm, you may be comfortable getting agronomic advice from your peers or the generation that’s gone before, but how many of you have what you consider a mentor for your career as a farmer? The same question applies to those in industry as well — who… Read More

Syngenta Canada Inc. has launched a new formulation of Reglone aimed at pulse production. Reglone Ion desiccant herbicide is a new formulation of Reglone, featuring a built-in, non-ionic adjuvant for complete dry-down of pulses, the company says. Reglone Ion is powered by the active ingredient diquat and offers true desiccation dry-down, compared to an application… Read More

The Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SBDC) recently announced it has hired Jill McDonald as the new executive director. McDonald has extensive and diverse experience in agriculture, having worked with the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP), as a lecturer and researcher at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Agriculture and having operated a private consulting company. “I… Read More

It looks like Ontario’s corn crop will not see the shrinking acreage that many predicted as planting drags into June. That’s the word from Brian Hall, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food’s canola and edible bean specialist. Hall reports that the consensus coming out of a meeting of agronomists from across central Ontario this week… Read More

The agriculture and food industry lives and breathes in rural Ontario. While farmers have their eyes sharply focused on the needs of their business, they’re also concerned about the Ontario government’s vision for small town economies and the services farmers and rural people require. In this Ontario Election 2014 podcast, RealAgriculture.com’s Bernard Tobin speaks with… Read More

We’re about to embark on our third adventure in Brazil with Rob Saik, host of Agri-Treks and founder of Agri-Trend. We’ve explored Brazil’s Carnaval celebrations in São Paulo and Rio De Jainero, the favelas in Rio and now, we will experience the Port of Paranaguá. Located in the state of Paraná, the Port of Paranaguá has a long history, dating back to colonial times, as it was through Paranaguá that settlers first… Read More

JoAnne Buth has been named as the new CEO of Cigi (the Canadian International Grains Institute). She takes over from Earl Geddes who is retiring on September 8, 2014. Buth is well known in the domestic and international grain industry, having spent most of her professional life in agriculture. She was with the Canola Council… Read More