The Ontario Beef Research Centre has officially opened at the Elora Research Station, adjacent to the Ontario Dairy Research Centre and the soon-to-be constructed Ontario Swine Research Centre. The new centre supports research related to animal welfare, reproduction, and nutrition as well as meat quality and safety. Research results will be commercialized or shared with… Read More

CLAAS has announced the full commercial launch of the AXION 900-800 series at Farm Progress Show at Decatur, Illinois. RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin had a chance to catch up with Drew Fletcher, product manager with CLAAS of America, to talk about the 200 to 440 horsepower tractors’ release into American and Canadian markets. Fletcher says the… Read More

It’s not a safety issue, it’s a market access issue, but the outcome is the same: farmers in Ontario are being told that a pre-harvest application of glyphosate on dry beans is no-go this season. Several buyers in the province are letting farmers with contracted production know that they’ll have to find other harvest and… Read More

Last week, the federal government announced it would be compensating supply-managed dairy producers $1.75 billion over eight years, for market losses expected through the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Much like many industry issues, there are divided opinions and viewpoints on the… Read More

Ontario Sheep Farmers (OSF) has secured funding from the AgriRisk Initiative Program under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to investigate the feasibility of a production insurance program for the sheep industry and wants producer input for its development. The key outcome of this project will be recommendations on whether production insurance is feasible and affordable for… Read More

The Ontario government is committing $1.2 million in agri-food research funding for projects related to bioproducts, waste reduction, and recycling technologies. Through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, the government is funding research to develop and market biodegradable and/or compostable straws made from natural fibre using Ontario-grown miscanthus grass and corn stover. It is anticipated the material… Read More