Well, FarmTech wrapped up yesterday, and as all the farmers and industry folk get home and tackle the mound of work that’s been piling up the last three days, RealAgriculture.com has been hard at work putting together interviews from the conference, including this very special wrap up video. Rick Taillieu, Ron McLean’s number one fan and… Read More

As we’ve covered here on RealAgriculture.com before, the Ontario government announced last year that it would end the Slots at Racetrack program as of March 31, 2013. The partnership had allowed Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) to house its VLTs at racetracks throughout the province, and the tracks were given a 20% stake in the… Read More

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast today announced the Government of Canada has reached an agreement with Japan to expand market access to Canadian beef from animals under 30 months of age (UTM). This is an improvement over the current requirement which only permits beef exports from animals under 21 months… Read More

Versatile rolled out its ML Series drill just a few years ago, but the unique mechanical linkage set up quickly caught the attention of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, a group that awarded the design an AE50 Award designation this year. At last week’s Manitoba Ag Days, Lyndsey Smith asked Trevor Jubenville,… Read More

Saskatchewan forage industry members will work together to develop and implement a strategy to improve the sector’s competitiveness and to ensure its long-term prosperity with the help of federal government funding announced this week. Federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz was on hand this week to announce a $148,000 investment to help the Saskatchewan Forage Council… Read More

Last week, Dow AgroSciences announced that the launch of its corn lines carrying the Enlist trait would not be available for planting in 2013 in the U.S., as the U.S. regulatory approvals have not been obtained for the trait in corn, nor has the herbicide Enlist Duo received approval. The company is confident approvals will… Read More

BASF Canada today launched an online video series called “Conversations on Sustainability.” The videos feature conversations between five consumers paired with five farmers from both the Prairies and Ontario, and highlight some of the common questions and curiosities consumers have about modern agriculture in Canada. The series tackles questions about organic and conventional production, and… Read More

From loud and colourful pants, to the excellent speakers’ line up, to true Saskatchewan innovation and the oddly-placed moat at the Saskatoon Inn, by all accounts 2013’s Crop Production Show and Crop Production Week was a roaring success. RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney and Lyndsey Smith took in the show and conference, but not content to simply… Read More

Every farm has a business plan. It may be a well-referenced physical document or it may only exist in your head. In the same way, Stuart Lawrence, with AgLeader Technology, encourages each farmer to sit down (or dream up) their own precision farming plan. Not every farm is going to farm by the inch or… Read More

 

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