Farm groups in Newfoundland and Labrador have posthumously recognized the province’s former ag minister two days after his passing. Derrick Bragg served as Newfoundland and Labrador’s minister of fisheries, forestry, and agriculture from 2021 to mid-2023 when he announced he’d been diagnosed with tongue cancer. He passed away on Monday, Jan. 22 at 59 years… Read More

Last month, RealAgristudies asked farmers and ranchers across Canada for their perspectives on their involvement, support, and challenges with producer groups. Over 700 farmers participated to share their thoughts on: Producer group membership and participation Asking for check-off refunds, when available Effectiveness of producer groups Praise for what groups do well and where they need… Read More

Thanks for tuning into this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio, brought to you by the Northern Pulse Growers Association! Host Shaun Haney is recording from the Northern Pulse Growers Association annual general meeting and is joined by: Erin Becker with the Northern Pulse Growers Association to discuss their organization; Dr. Joe Outlaw of Texas A&M… Read More

Agriculture, with its demanding nature, often requires individuals to be physically and mentally prepared for challenging situations. Farmers spend most of their days tending to crops or livestock, but don’t always commit time to caring for their own well-being. In this episode of the Farm Safety Roundup, Shaun Haney covers this critical topic in conversation… Read More

The Government of Saskatchewan is freezing the 2024 Crown land grazing rates at 2022 levels, as the industry continues to deal with the effects of several years of dry conditions, the province says. Saskatchewan has approximately 6 million acres of Crown land under grazing leases. Crown grazing rates are set annually using a formula based… Read More

Farmers Edge has entered into an agreement with its largest shareholder to take the company private, pending approval from other shareholders. The deal would see a subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings, which owns approximately 61 per cent of the common shares in the digital agriculture company, purchase the remaining shares for a price of C$0.35… Read More

Agriculture leader Mary Robinson has been named to the Senate, representing Prince Edward Island. Robinson is currently the vice-president of the World Farmers’ Organisation and is a managing partner of the Robinson Group of Companies, a 6th-generation farm and agribusiness in Prince Edward Island. She is the past president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture,… Read More

Thanks for tuning into this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Doug Bauman with Vive Crop Protection on herbicide formulations; Dr. Dave Hooker with University of Guelph-Ridgetown on crop rotations; Leon Pratchler with HumaTerra on the roll of biologicals can play when improving soil health; Plus,… Read More

Lactanet, created just over four years ago through the amalgamation of CanWest DHI, the Canadian Dairy Network, and Valacta, has announced changes to its membership structure. The organization, which is focused on dairy cattle improvement in support of Canadian dairy farmers, will have Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) as the only member representing Ontario dairy… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Friday edition of the RealAg Issues Panel! Host Lyndsey Smith is joined by Kelvin Heppner of RealAgriculture, and Saskatchewan farmer Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel. They discuss a number of topics, including: Sustainability practices and lending; Carbon tax cheques; Sticky inflation, and; Toilets (yes, toilets). We will also hear from Anne Wasko… Read More

It’s time for the Frontlines podcast! Shaun Haney is joined by Jacob Shapiro of Cognitive Investments, to tackle the top geopolitical issues impacting agriculture. Up for discussion in this episode: Skirmish in the Red Sea — the U.S. is working to stop Iran-backed Houthi attacks in the shipping lane Logistics are definitely impacted, but is… Read More

 

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