Unit sales of both ag tractors and combines continue growth above an already-hot pace set in 2020, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). U.S. total farm tractor sales climbed 4.8 per cent in October compared to last year, while U.S. self-propelled combine sales jumped 72.9 per cent, the fourth… Read More

The Ontario government will spend $25 million over three years to strengthen the agri-food supply chain through the Strategic Agri-Food Processing Fund. The funding is designed to “incentivize industry investment in projects that help address the processing capacity shortage and increase the sector’s competitiveness and resilience against future disruptions,” the province says. Lisa Thompson, Minister… Read More

Yanick Gervais will move from interim CEO of Olymel L.P. to CEO following an appointment by the board of directors. Gervais stepped into the role just ahead of the sudden passing of Réjean Nadeau, who passed away from cancer on October 14. Previously, Gervais was senior vice president of operations at Olymel and was responsible for… Read More

It’s not every year that the weather cooperates and makes a double crop of beans possible, but a nearly perfect alignment of several things has resulted in some impressive soybean yields for farmers from Ontario’s southwest all the way to the east, near the Quebec border. This road to successful double crop beans all started… Read More

Erin O’Toole has turned to a familiar face from Alberta to lead the agriculture file in his shadow cabinet. John Barlow, MP for Foothills, is back as the Conservatives’ shadow minister for agriculture, a position which he previously held while Andrew Scheer was leader of the Conservative Party. “It’s great to be back,” says Barlow… Read More

Agriculture ministers from across the country have agreed to five broad priorities, but few details, for the next agricultural policy framework following three days of meetings in Guelph, Ont. The ministers released the “Guelph Statement” on Wednesday, which sets the direction for the suite of federal, provincial, and territorial programs from 2023 to 2028. The… Read More

John Barlow, Member of Parliament for Foothills, Alberta, is back as Agriculture and Agri-Food critic in Erin O’Toole’s shadow cabinet. The Leader of the Official Opposition also added food security to Barlow’s purview. Barlow had served in the role under previous Conservative leader, Andrew Scheer. Ontario MP Lianne Rood, who previously held the critic role… Read More

Wood-Bohm and Associates offer strategic consulting services to industry and government in the areas of science based innovations. Dr. Susan Wood-Bohm, recently named Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) fellow, joined Shaun Haney on RealAg Radio to talk about the projects involving greenhouse gas emissions she will be doing at CAPI. “We live in an era… Read More

When it comes to the beef industry and climate, mainstream headlines often paint the two as going in separate directions. The Canadian agriculture sector can feel attacked by policies and messaging, and as Fawn Jackson, director of policy and international affairs at the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), explains from Glasgow, Scotland at the 2021 United… Read More

There are many input decisions to be made at any given time on the farm. Some of those decisions have to be made in-crop, such as for crop protection, while others happen well-ahead of the growing season, like those on fertilizer and seed. Based on supply chain issues, major price increases, and potential product shortages,… Read More