The House of Commons’ agriculture committee is reviewing Bill C-234, the private member’s bill that would exempt fuel used for barn heating and grain drying from the federal government’s carbon tax. The bill received strong support at second reading in the House of Commons back in May, with the Conservatives, NDP, Bloc, Greens, and one… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio! Today’s show host Lyndsey Smith, is joined by Jeremy Boychyn with the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, talking about too-warm soil and scouting for sawfly, and Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson of RealAgriculture, on hot beans in the bins, corn silage shortage in the… Read More

From November 22 – 24, producers from across the country will gather again for the Agricultural Excellence Conference after three years of the farm business management conference being held online. The conference, put on by Farm Management Canada, will be held in Canmore, Alta., and will tackle topics from optimizing growth potential, to taking at… Read More

A program designed to provide Prairie canola growers with third-party data comparing different canola varieties will be terminated following the 2022 harvest, according to a notice issued to industry partners. The Canola Performance Trials (CPT) program, which dates back to 2011, was funded by the Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba canola grower associations and commissions. “After… Read More

Happy Friday! Thanks for tuning in to this episode of RealAg Radio, featuring the Issues Panel and the Beef Market Update! On this episode of the show, host Shaun Haney is joined by Kelvin Heppner and Lyndsey Smith of RealAgriculture, to tackle the top stories of the week, including the new shadow cabinet, banks backing… Read More

Canadian farmers are very concerned about the impact managing fertilizer emissions through regulation may have on farm profitability. Over 900 farmers from the Insights Panel responded to the RealAgristudies Fertilizer Emissions Survey and offered their concerns, insight, and action on the topic of emissions reductions. 68 per cent of respondents noted they were “very concerned”… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Thursday edition of the Farmer Rapid Fire! Today’s show is brought to you by Pioneer Seeds Canada. Host Shaun Haney is joined by: Ryan McCarron of Antigonish, N.S.; Luke Barron of Schomberg, Ont.; Corey Loessin of Radisson, Sask.; and Shaune Harty of Foremost, Alta. Don’t miss our spotlight interview… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to RealAg Radio! On today’s show we will hear from Jon Driedger of Leftfield Commodity Research, for a grain market outlook and discussion on the USDA WASDE report. As well, Heather Watson with Farm Management Canada, hops on to talk about the upcoming Agriculture Excellence conference. Don’t miss our spotlight interview… Read More

Happy Tuesday! Thanks for tuning in to RealAg Radio. On today’s show we hear from Justin Funk of RealAgristudies, on the first results from the Canadian Farmer Sentiment Index, and Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson with RealAgriculture on all things agronomy. Don’t miss our spotlight interviews with Andrew Elgersma of Climate FieldView on harvest data in… Read More

The “how” of countries around the world working to address climate action through legislation is taking various shapes — from aspirational goals and carbon pricing here in Canada, to fertilizer scrutiny and restrictions in the Netherlands, to taxing cow and sheep burps in New Zealand. New Zealand’s government has aggressive climate action goals, including going… Read More

A well-known rancher from Washington, who owned cattle in Alberta in the past, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison and ordered to pay more than US$244 million in restitution for running a “ghost cattle” scam. Cody Easterday, 51, of Mesa, Washington, was sentenced on October 4 for defrauding Tyson Foods and another unnamed… Read More

Harvest is well underway across western Canada, and already wrapped up in many areas. The beginning of harvest also signals the start of the grain shipping season. David Przednowek, assistant vice president for grain for CN Rail, joined RealAgriculture’s Kelvin Heppner to discuss where grain movement is at from a railway perspective. Despite low carry-in,… Read More

The Friday before Thanksgiving should have a special name, like food-prep Friday or Best Holiday Eve. Around here, it’s also known as Issues Panel day on RealAg Radio. On this episode of the show, host Shaun Haney is joined by Kelvin Heppner and Lyndsey Smith, of RealAgriculture, to tackle the top stories of the week,… Read More

An average increase of 8.1 per cent in the price of farmland in early 2022 in and of itself isn’t necessarily outlandish — but some of the provincial averages leading up to that number are rather mind-blowing. Year-over-year growth in Ontario topped 27 per cent, Manitoba is averaging 13.6 per cent growth, and Saskatchewan land… Read More

 

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