Another year gone and another harvest in the books for farmers in the West. This year had its share of difficulties, with wet conditions delaying and in some cases completely destroying efforts to get a crop in in some areas. For those farmers that did get a crop in, the threat of disease loomed heavy… Read More

When CDC Triffid flax was discovered in export shipments to Europe in 2009, the result was devastating to Canadian producers and shippers. ¬†Canada’s flax industry exports to the EU were suspended and even after strict testing policies came into place, are still not at pre 2009 levels. ¬†At the time the news broke, the industry… Read More

With the successful return of Sidney Crosby to the NHL after a long hiatus and a great deal of the country having received some pre winter blasts of snow and cold, hockey has pushed its way back into the spotlight. With that in mind, we thought it would be a good time to look into… Read More

The major story on every beef industry radar was last weeks WTO ruling in favour of Canada with regard to the U.S. Country Of Origin Labelling legislation. The resulting effect on the market……meh. The fact is, the entire industry is awaiting the U.S. appeal and the looong drawn out process to begin again. It’s a… Read More

  The CWBs latest attempt to rally support and gain a hearing is an ad campaign designed under the name “stop the steamroller“. The print, radio and video campaign focuses on a steamroller with the caption ” This is how the Harper government harvests Canadian wheat”. The ads, paid for by CWB pool funds, were… Read More

Are you having trouble looking down the line at the canola markets? You’re not alone. There are a number of sources sending mixed signals to producers. On one hand when we look at the charts, we see that the January-March futures indicate a strong sell (according to Barchart). On the other hand we see fundamentals… Read More

Understanding the cattle market right now can be a real head-scratcher if you don’t know what to pay attention to. Trying to determine the factors influencing the wild market swings is like chasing the wind. There are a number of outside factors all exerting some kind of influence from unstable overseas markets to inside bids… Read More

Once your corn is in storage, the story isn’t over. There are still some aspects that need controlling and monitoring in order to maintain the value and quality of your crop. Conditioning your corn isn’t as simple as turning on the fan. Proper airflow is essential to even and effective aeration of your crop. Anything… Read More

With the final steps toward the ending of the single desk coming ever closer, the ante continues to be upped as the current CWB board fights to gain a hearing. The extremely polarizing debate continues to cause deep divisions amongst producers, even more so in what appear to be the final days of the CWB… Read More

In a year like this, drying your corn properly can involve some legwork. Periods of rain, varying maturities and other harvest delays can all cause variations in the moisture content of your crop. If those variations aren’t addressed properly, they can have an impact on overall quality and test weight. Things like proper calibration of… Read More

Corn harvest is underway for most of Ontario and farmers are starting to get a rough estimate of what their corn will yield. For those producers not waiting on the rain, half a day in the combine can give you an idea of the size and quality of your crop. This week on the Corn… Read More

 

Register for a RealAgriculture account to manage your Shortcut menu instead of the default.

Register