The Canadian Grain Commission is outlining its new science strategy, which details the organization’s goals and desired outcomes for grain science. Leading up to the release of the new strategy, the CGC received feedback from stakeholders — industry, organizations, academia, and other departments — as well as from an internal consultation. Esther Salvano, director general… 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

Rising interest rates mean the federal government’s move to expand the interest-free portion of its advance payment program will save farmers — and cost government — more than originally expected. Last June, the government increased the interest-free amount that farmers can borrow through the cash advance program for 2022 and 2023 from $100 thousand to… Read More

The United States is formally requesting a second dispute settlement panel over Canada’s dairy tariff-rate quota (TRQ) policies under the Canada-U.S.-Mexico trade agreement (also known as CUSMA or USMCA). “Although the United States won a previous USMCA dispute on Canada’s dairy TRQ allocation policies, the Canadian government’s revised measures have not fixed the problem,” said… Read More

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) is extending its best wishes as Johanne Ross, founding executive director of the organization, steps back. Having spent seven years as the founding executive director, Ross was instrumental to the establishment and growth of the national organization. Her many accomplishments included raising the profile of AITC-C at the national… 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

A drone designed specifically for broadacre aerial applications of pesticides was on display at Manitoba Ag Days, at Brandon, Man., earlier this month. With some features different than the typical rotary drones you see out there now, the hybrid drone has a vertical takeoff and land. As Don Campbell, of ROGA Drone Ltd., explains in… Read More

Weather is the biggest variable farmers face, and as many have seen throughout their career, too much or too little of something can seriously wreak some havoc. Andrew Pritchard, senior meteorologist with Nutrien, spoke earlier this week at the Northern Pulse Growers Association AGM, at Minot, North Dakota, to discuss the weather outlook for 2023…. Read More

The federal government has made it clear it will not return fertilizer tariff funds directly to farmers who paid the tax, and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture has three other suggestions for how the federal government can spend the more than $34 million collected. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Minister of Finance… 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

Imposter syndrome is a feeling many are familiar with whether they define it as such or not. Imposter syndrome happens when we doubt our own knowledge or skills, and these doubts manifest a fear of being exposed as an imposter or fraud. When challenged, it is often not as simple as just admitting you don’t… Read More

The president of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has stepped down from her post. Siddika Mithani sent a letter to colleagues and industry partners last week informing them of her retirement from the public service, effective Friday, January 20th, 2023. The letter, obtained by RealAgriculture, does not state any reason for the immediate departure, but… Read More

 

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