The federal and Saskatchewan governments have announced a change to crop insurance offered by Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) to allow more acres of low-yielding crops to be redirected to help livestock producers. Following on the heels of a similar announcement in Alberta last week, SCIC is again doubling the low yield appraisal threshold, allowing… Read More

Manitoba dairy farmer David Wiens has been elected to serve as the president of Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC). Wiens, who has served as vice-president of DFC since 2011, succeeds Pierre Lampron in leading the national dairy producer organization. He farms together with his brother Charles at Grunthal, Man., milking 230 cows and farming 1,600… Read More

The Beef Cattle Research Council, a division of the Canadian Cattle Association, will administer $12 million under the new Beef and Forage Cluster announced today at the Calgary Stampede. The funding is through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriScience Program – Clusters Component, part of the new five-year Sustainable Canadian Agriculture Partnership that started in April… Read More

The Government of Canada has released details on the fifth compensation payment for dairy producers under the Dairy Direct Payment Program (DDPP). From 2019-2023, the first four payments were made available totalling $1.75 billion in compensation to account for the impacts of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Comprehensive and… Read More

The Alberta government is raising the loan limits available to cattle producers through the province’s Feeder Associations Guarantee program, reflecting increased cattle prices. Individual and joint membership loan limits will be raised to $3 million from $2 million. “Feeder associations are an essential part of Alberta’s livestock industry and are a proven way to support… Read More

We’re into the dog days of summer, and the cattle markets are certainly reflecting that. Add in the July 1st holiday in Canada, and July 4th in the U.S., and we’ve got a slow start to the markets this week, says Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t have… Read More

Earthworms are not just great for fishing bait, but also an indication of soil health. Or is that actually true? The origin of this topic popped into my head as I travelled across the Prairies last week shooting agronomic videos. At a couple stops the farmers referenced earthworm populations as an indication of soil health…. 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. What does it take to change the original venture of your business? Why is it important to keep an open mind, even if you think you have everything planned out? And how do you… Read More

The University of Saskatchewan’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) is set to receive $6.6 million over five years in joint federal-provincial funding to conduct livestock and forage research. The LFCE focuses on beef, bison, and forage research in support of the continued growth of the industry. The funding, under the new federal-provincial Sustainable… Read More

The private member’s bill that that aims to prevent further market access concessions for supply managed commodities in Canada is headed to the Senate, as it received third and final approval in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Bill C-282, sponsored by Bloc MP Luc Thériault, would amend existing legislation to prevent Canada’s trade minister from… Read More

Research is valuable on both sides of the border — and we can learn a lot from each other through trials that have already been conducted. One of these ongoing trials taking place south of the border is looking at the legacy of manure, in southern Idaho. Southern Idaho happens to have a lot in… Read More

 

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