The Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) has committed $500,000 to support the construction of the Prairie Crops & Soils Research Facility (PCSRF) at the University of Manitoba (UM). The new 20,000 square foot facility will extend the capacity for crop research, strengthen the development of tomorrow’s agricultural specialists and farmers, and will accelerate research to benefit western… Read More

Welcome to this Thursday edition of RealAg Radio, brought to you by PRIDE Seeds. On this Farmer Rapid Fire edition you’ll hear: A PRIDE Seeds product spotlight with Doug Alderman, speaking about their partnership with CANTERRA Seeds for Western Canadian corn seed distribution; Kevin Buchner of Tillsonburg, Ont.; Dane Froese of Winkler, Man.; Keith Fournier… Read More

The University of Saskatchewan has launched the Insect Research Facility (USIRF), the first of its kind at a western Canadian university. The new facility will also be one of only a few facilities in Canada specifically designed to conduct research on arthropod plant pests and beneficial insects. Funding for the design and construction of USIRF… Read More

Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio, brought to you by GlenGarry Farm Finance. Today, you’ll hear from: Karen Proud, president and CEO of Fertilizer Canada, on federal policy for fertilizer emissions reductions; A product spotlight with Tara Sterken of GlenGarry Farm Finance; Tyler McCann of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI), on the… Read More

Fertilizer Canada has released details of a report, compiled by Meyers Norris Penny (MNP), that aims to outline the significant impact a regulated reduction in nitrogen fertilizer use would have on farmers’ bottom lines. The Government of Canada has announced an “aspirational” goal of 30 per cent absolute emissions reduction target for on-farm fertilizer use… Read More

The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) has named four renowned agri-food experts as distinguished fellows. Dr. Susan Wood-Bohm, Dr. Ellen Goddard, Ted Bilyea, and Nicholas Mesly will “contribute to a thriving and sustainable agri-food system through policy research in the critical areas of environmental sustainability, innovation and animal health, trade, and water,” says CAPI. Tyler… Read More

Cleanfarms has announced a return to British Columbia’s interior, holding one-day events at 11 locations September 27 to October 21. Cleanfarms will collect unwanted, old agricultural pesticides and obsolete livestock, equine, and farm animal medications. Cleanfarms operates this no-cost program so that farmers can safely dispose of unwanted materials, keeping them out of the environment…. Read More

On this Friday edition of RealAg Radio, our issues panel featuring Kelvin Heppner, Andrew Campbell, and Meagan Murdoch break down: Whether Erin O’Toole has a future with the Conservative party; The recent rain storm in Ontario that’s wreaking havoc with crops; Skyrocketing fertilizer prices; and Who the next federal agriculture minister might be. Thoughts on… Read More