When it comes to cybersecurity, often times the mentality can be “it happens to the big guys, it won’t happen to me.” The unfortunate reality is that cyberattacks are a growing industry, and in order to protect yourself and your company, you have to understand the risks and how to be less of a target…. Read More

Mitas is determined to drive the next generation of self-propelled sprayers with its HC 1000 narrow rim option (NRO) tires. The tire brand rolled out the radial flotation tire at the National Farm Machinery Show at Louisville, Kentucky, last month. In this interview, Trelleborg marketing manager Chris Neidert says the tire is built to handle up… 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

When it comes to autonomy in agriculture, it can be a bit overwhelming when we go straight to imagining machinery driving itself with no supervision. This is why Case IH’s messaging at Commodity Classic at Orlando, Florida, is to focus on the small things, in order to make autonomy a realistic goal. The first step,… Read More

There are two key messages from this episode of The Agronomists: avoiding compaction and minimizing topsoil movement is well worth the planning and effort, because the alternative results in significant yield loss and is expensive to fix. To dig in (!) to the topic, host Lyndsey Smith is joined by guests Dr. Jeff Schoenau, from… Read More

Quebec farmer Mike Verdonck started strip tilling in 2000, and since then, has found Soil Warrior’s strip tiller is the best for their soil conditions. Verdonck was on hand at Commodity Classic at Orlando, Florida, to talk about his experiences with the implement. He operates in a heavy clay zone in Quebec, which as any… 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. How do you make the call on what technology to keep up with? When is the “right time” to get involved with politics? And who do you involve in your succession planning conversations? Gerrit… Read More

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has released its February numbers, and although they are showing a mixed bag in both the U.S. Canada, combine sales have spiked. And not just by a small increase either — a whopping 247 per cent year-over-year increase in Canada, and a 165 per cent bump in the U.S…. Read More

There’s just over a month of consultation yet to go on the proposed changes to the Product of USA label, set out by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. From the outset, Canada’s beef and pork industries have been wary of what the label might mean for the integrated value… Read More

The Agriculture Carbon Alliance is calling for MPs from all parties to vote in favour of Bill C-234 — the private member’s bill that would remove the federal carbon levy from natural gas and propane used on farms — as it’s headed for its third and final vote in the House of Commons later this… Read More

RealAgristudies has been tracking farmer sentiment on key issues since the launch of the Canadian Farmer Sentiment Index in September, 2022. Every two months, the sentiment survey is sent out to the RealAgristudies Insights panel members to gauge their feeling on several different aspects of their farm’s outlook, their outlook for the industry as a… Read More

Canada has formally asked Mexico for “technical consultations” regarding the country’s effort to limit imports of genetically-engineered (GE) or modified crops. Canada’s request was filed shortly after the U.S. Trade Representative’s office announced on Monday that it was calling for consultations with Mexico over a new rule that bans the use of GE corn for… Read More

Let’s talk fertility! There are some great questions coming in to Peter Johnson on phosphate, base saturation being useful, tissue tests, and more, so that’s where Wheat Pete’s Word is focused this week. Have a question you’d like Johnson to address or some yield results to send in? Disagree with something he’s said? Leave him… Read More

Politicians and industry gathered together this week for the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA)’s annual general meeting, held in Ottawa, Ontario. Jagmeet Singh, leader of the federal New Democratic Party (NDP), spoke to delegates about fighting climate change, through the eyes of the agriculture industry, on Monday. When it comes to climate change, he says… Read More

The executive of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) has been acclaimed for 2023. Keith Currie, from Ontario, will serve as president, replacing Mary Robinson, who stepped down from the role as president after four years. Todd Lewis, past president of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) was acclaimed 1st vice-, and president Pierre… Read More


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