There are many input decisions to be made at any given time on the farm. Some of those decisions have to be made in-crop, such as for crop protection, while others happen well-ahead of the growing season, like those on fertilizer and seed. Based on supply chain issues, major price increases, and potential product shortages,… Read More

The amount of canola acres seeded in 2022 might not only be limited by a lack of soil moisture in spring, but there’s also potential for a shortage of canola seed relative to intended acres. Based on conversations with retailers, seed companies, and farmers, this 2022 season will likely include canola seed supply challenges from… Read More

Price increases and shortages are a stiff reality as farmers plan for the 2022 growing season. While there has been much discussion about the price increase and supply of glyphosate, another widely-used herbicide — Liberty (glufosinate) — can be added to the long list of products seeing a price hike. BASF isn’t expecting issues with… Read More

Throughout COVID and the resulting logistical constraints of the past 18 months, some shortages have been overstated, inflated in their impact, or should have been ignored in hindsight — but the potential for a fertilizer disruption for 2022 is different. Fertilizer is not toilet paper or cheap clothing from China; regardless of prices or supplies… Read More

Many farm shows took an 18-month pause during the pandemic as organizers dealt with provincial and state-level restrictions. As vaccines have rolled out and a new crop year has begun, many people continue to wonder how quickly  and to what extent, farm shows will return. When our team talks to farmers, exhibitors, and show organizers,… Read More

Trade is so critical to the health of the Canadian economy. With vast natural resources, millions of acres of farmland, and a growing technology sector, Canada is open for business in the global trade arena. But are we really up to the opportunity in front of us as a nation? Some believe that change is… Read More

Syngenta Canada has decided to separate its seed and crop protection businesses as of June 1, 2021. The seed business will operate under the NK Seeds brand. “As a customer-focused organization, we regularly review our operations to ensure we are positioned for growth and evolving to meet the needs of the customer and industry. With… Read More

With the expansion of domestic canola crush capacity in Western Canada, the term “renewable diesel” is being mentioned much more frequently.  Many growers are familiar with biodiesel, but the two are different and not interchangeable. Although they can come from the same feedstocks, such as vegetable oil, the process of making them is different. Ian… Read More

 

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