In 2023, the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame (OAHF) will induct David Biesenthal, Dale Cowan, Mack Emiry, Richard Frank, Brian Gilroy, Peter Gould, Carolynne Griffith, Ray Robertson, Robert James Scott, Tarlok Singh Sahota, and Doug Wagner. The new OAHF nominees represent a wide range of industry sectors, disciplines and organizations including agronomy and crop consulting,… Read More

Over last few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to bounce around from conference to conference, learning on topics ranging from no-till, to canola production, to irrigation. On a glance these three topics may not have a ton in common, but as January wraps up (already!?) it’s got me thinking about some of the common themes…. Read More

The Successors is a RealAgriculture podcast series hosted by Kara Oosterhuis focusing on agriculture from the perspective of the up-and-coming generation. If you sit down and talk to many of our parents and grandparents, they will remember harvesting potatoes from the garden growing up, and getting rid of the small, undersized potatoes. Flash forward to… Read More

Grain marketing app company Combyne Ag has been acquired by Bayer Crop Science, joining Bayer’s suite of digital tools for farmers. Combyne, which was known as FarmLead until 2020, will continue to operate at arms-length to Bayer’s broader business, while benefiting from added resources and association with a partner with a shared vision, says CEO… Read More

How can farmers adapt to changing weather and the impact it has on their farms? The ability to modify and reshape the farm to reflect a changing climate will be greatly impacted by land and soil type, location and farming practices, says Ohio State University climate researcher Dr. Aaron Wilson. He believes a key success… Read More

Who’s buying, who’s growing, and who’s selling? Chuck Penner, founder of Leftfield Commodity Research, gave a grain market outlook at the Western Canada Crop Production Show at Saskatoon this week. RealAgriculture’s Atley Hamlin caught up with Penner and asked about the pea, lentil, and chickpea market factors at play for the year ahead. Starting with… Read More

ADAMA Canada has announced it is expanding its agronomy team for the Prairies beginning in January 2023. “We’ve experienced strong growth as farmers have found we’re able to offer a reliable supply and excellent selection of quality crop protection products. We are now investing in increased technical product support for our retail partners and our… Read More

Psychological boundaries are determined by social interactions and experiences.  So what role does this play in your career? Dr. Cami Ryan, a social scientist, says her journey to leadership was only possible because of her ability to overcome the doubt placed on early in her career. Through that lens, she has studied how social media… Read More

One of my favourite parts about December is looking back at the year and reflecting on the past 12 months. Of course there are always personal aspects to it, but what I especially like doing is looking back at some of the great conversations I’ve experienced through my job here at RealAgriculture. I’ve compiled a… Read More

Strong culture and core values are the foundation of a well-functioning team. This applies to business, sports, and, yes, families. When business meets family, as often is the experience for farmers, family members need to work together to define the core values of their operation. In this episode of  The Mind Your Farm Business podcast,… Read More

The Alberta government has launched a five-year Economic Development in Rural Alberta focused on key issues for rural Alberta. The plan includes economic development-enabling infrastructure, rural business supports and entrepreneurship, support for labour force and skills development, marketing and promoting rural tourism, and rural economic development capacity building. In the audio below, Nate Horner, Minister… Read More

Can governments protect valuable farmland while at the same time build housing needed for ever-expanding cities and urban cities? That question is being asked throughout Ontario agriculture this week after the provincial government passed the More Homes Built Faster Act, Bill 23. The legislation has drawn the ire of critics, as Premier Doug Ford moves… Read More

Corteva is making a major move to expand its biological crop input business, announcing an agreement to purchase Stoller Group — one of the largest biological companies in the agriculture industry. The US$1.2 billion deal “reinforces Corteva’s commitment to providing farmers with biological tools that complement evolving farming practices and help them meet changing market… Read More

 

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