Global changes are inevitable and are continuously evolving. But how does that impact Canada? RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney caught up with Janice Stein, founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs (University of Toronto), at the Grow Canada conference, to talk about re-bordering the world, and what that means. Continues below video… Defining “re-bordering” Stein… Read More

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) is providing its second investment into a $19.1 million project with the aim of commercializing high quality plant-based proteins. The project will focus on proprietary pea protein and canola protein isolates — including introducing the world’s first highly soluble, highly functional canola protein isolate. “This project is a great example of… Read More

Alberta’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has come out with its grasshopper outlook for the upcoming farming season, and indications are that populations could put serious pressure on growing crops. The 2020 grasshopper forecast map is based on adult grasshopper counts conducted in early August 2019 by participating agriculture fieldmen across the province. This year’s… Read More

Happy Thursday, and thanks again for joining us! On today’s show, you’ll hear: Top ag news, with RealAgriculture’s Jessika Guse; Lyndsey Smith speaks with certified crop advisor Jennifer Doelman about soil resiliency; Bernard Tobin talks to farmer and business consultant Dick Wittman about professionalism on the farm; and A product spotlight with AGI’s Derek Johnson…. Read More

A University of Saskatchewan lab is now home to the deadly virus wreaking havoc in Asia and parts of Europe, all to support Canada’s preparedness strategy for African swine fever. In partnership with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) located in the U of S will… Read More

At the Pennsylvania Farm Show, New Holland announced a formal partnership with the National Hemp Association (NHA), a non-partisan hemp advocacy group. The partnership, which will operate under the banner “Pushing Progress Together”, plans to accelerate the return of hemp commodity crops on farms across North America. Brett Davis, vice president of New Holland North… Read More

Is it Wednesday already? In today’s episode of the show you’ll hear: The top ag news with RealAgriculture’s Jessika Guse; Thoughts on the upcoming planting season, with Southern Alberta farmer Kevin Serfas; About a new competitiveness study comparing Alberta’s beef industry to beef industries in three states, with Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association’s Janice Tranberg; and… Read More

The Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association (ACFA) and the Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) recently conducted an industry competitiveness study to evaluate the industry’s ability to profitably maintain or enhance the market share of the Alberta beef industry in relation to its American counterparts. Key highlights from the report include: Beef cattle sales in Alberta amount to… Read More

Both ChemChina and Sinochem will be consolidating their businesses into a new holding company within ChemChina, dubbed Syngenta Group Co. The newly formed company will be based in Shanghai, China. With the consolidation, ADAMA, Syngenta, and Sinochem will align the companies and capitalize on the value creation and synergy opportunities identified. According to a news… Read More

A Canadian fertilizer company is expanding its roots into Brazilian territory. Nutrien Ltd. announced today that it has started the paperwork to purchase Agrosema Comercial Agricola Ltda. The ag retailer, located in southern Brazil, has over 30 years of experience and annual sales hitting roughly US$60 million across 12 farm centers. “The Agrosema acquisition is… Read More