Guess how many people are entrusted to answer more than 1,500 queries a year from veterinarians across Canada asking case-specific, time-sensitive questions about withdrawal times for extra-label use veterinary drugs? 2 22, or 222? If you guessed two, you’re correct — and perhaps astounded. Just two veterinarians — one at the Western College of Veterinary… Read More

Move over Ellen, Dr. Phil and Dragons’ Den. A cooking show about food and farming is ranking higher than many network television shows on CTV in Manitoba. Currently airing its 26th season, “Great Tastes of Manitoba” is a partnership between eight commodity groups representing Manitoba farmers, Manitoba Agriculture and Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries. Each episode features… Read More

Thanks to changes in legislation in the province, and an ever-growing interest in food and drink, craft breweries are popping up across Alberta. “We know as brewers that the best barley on earth comes from Alberta,” Graham Sherman, of Tool Shed Brewing told us. “And we also know that we have the best malthouses on earth.” But… Read More

The BIXS beef information platform has signed a deal with one of the biggest data-holders in Canada’s beef industry. Cargill — one of the country’s two largest beef packers — has agreed to provide beef carcass information to the rest of the supply chain through the online data exchange. “Carcass data has been a major roadblock for industry-wide data sharing. With… Read More

When I went to make supper last week, a new label on a product we’ve bought for years caught my attention. The Non-GMO Project Verified label – a label that has been popping up on all kinds of products – was hard to miss. I couldn’t help but review the entire package for claims and… Read More

Hi Everybody. I’ll keep it short. The attacks are relentless, I’m under a lot of pressure on many fronts. I’m taking the opportunity to disappear from public visibility and focus on my lab and my students. It has been a challenging time. I appreciate the support, I’m grateful for your wishes, but this battle is… Read More

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) announced Thursday it will spend $1.75 million on research to enhance the energy of forage crops and study the impact dairy products like cheese have on human cardio-vascular health. The investment is part of the Canadian government’s Dairy Research Cluster, which was launched in 2013. As part of the Growing… Read More

After implementing restrictions on the use of corn and soybean seed treatments last summer, the Ontario government is now seeking public feedback on a “Pollinator Health Action Plan.” The plan is seen as the third component in the province’s pollinator health strategy, with the other two pillars being restrictions on neonicotinoid seed treatments and the… Read More

When I started the #farm365 project on January 1, 2015, I couldn’t have imagined that simply taking a picture a day from around the farm would generate so much interest from the media, from consumers and from my fellow farmers. Looking back over last year, I thought I’d share my 5 biggest surprises: Surprise 1… Read More

With brews like Prairie Cherry Mead, Oatmeal Stout and Pink Ribbon Hibiscus Ale, it should come as no surprise that Rebellion Brewing has successfully created and marketed a new brew, this time, with pulses. “We are always looking to push the boundaries of craft-brewing, finding new, delicious flavours,” said Mark Heise, brewmaster and vice-president of Rebellion Brewing. And Lentil… Read More

We’ve had another amazing year covering and discussing the exciting world of agriculture here at RealAgriculture. With the books closed on 2015, we’ve compiled a list of our most viewed articles. We knew the enormous response to Alberta’s Bill 6 and Ontario’s seed treatment regulations would show up, and machinery articles are always popular, but there… Read More