There’s plenty of uncertainty in 2023 grain markets. The potential for big corn and soybean acres combined with weak economic performance could push prices lower as the year unfolds. But there’s still plenty of profit opportunity, says AgMarket.Net co-founder Jim McCormick. He shared his take on the markets while participating in a market panel at… Read More

Agriculture is an industry engrained across Canada and there are many similarities to the needs of Canadian farmers and farmers from other countries. Newly-acclaimed president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), Keith Currie, discusses what the CFA’s current priorities are and how international collaboration has influenced the work he is doing on behalf of… Read More

With changes in production around the world, fertilizer and commodity prices have fluctuated significantly in the last eight to 12 months. Josh Linville, vice president of fertilizer at Stone X, says it depends on the market, but just about everything today has a very bearish slant to it. When you look at the nitrogen market… Read More

Following a 2021 partnership announcement with Microsoft, Bayer has now launched new cloud-based products for the agri-food industry. AgPowered Services from Bayer, in combination with the new Microsoft Azure Data Manager for Agriculture, will provide ready-to-use capabilities available for businesses and organizations, the company says. Companies that develop on-farm technologies can use the cloud infrastructure… Read More

Corteva AgriScience has shuffled the leadership deck in Canada replacing Bryce Eger with Jeremy Dirks, according to a company spokesperson. Dirks will now be vice president, Canada Commercial Unit for Corteva Agriscience Canada. Dirks most recently served as project management office leader for Corteva at Johnston, Iowa. Dirks previously held roles establishing the company’s role… Read More

Merit Functional Foods has entered receivership while owing approximately $95 million to its two main creditors — Export Development Canada (EDC) and Farm Credit Canada (FCC), according to court documents. A judge on Manitoba’s Court of King’s Bench appointed PwC as the receiver for the Winnipeg-based plant protein processing company on March 1. According to… Read More

Farmers Business Network (FBN), a global ag tech platform and farmer-to-farmer network, has announced its Saskatoon, Sask., fulfillment centre has opened and started processing orders for growers across Saskatchewan and Canada. The 198,000-square-foot facility opens in time for the seeding season’s delivery of crop protection, biological nutrients, and seed inputs sold by the company. Located… Read More

Update: Merit Functional Foods was placed in receivership on March 1. Read more here. Creditors for Merit Functional Foods are asking the Court of King’s Bench in Manitoba to appoint a receiver for the plant protein processing company. Export Development Canada and Farm Credit Canada have filed an application for the appointment of a receiver,… Read More

Doing right by the environment is a good thing, but what happens when environmental policy and trade start to mingle? There’s concern that when environmental issues are generalized and applied globally through trade agreements it creates larger problems by forcing producers to fit standards that do not necessarily apply to their region, possibly discounting conservation… Read More

Syngenta Seeds’ NK conventional soybeans will be sold under a new brand for the 2024 growing season and distributed by two licensees – Hensall Co-op and Jackson Seed Service. The company says the move to a licensing model for its conventional, high-protein soybeans will help meet customer and end-use market demand more effectively. Syngenta will… Read More

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

 

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