The Teamsters union that represents roughly 3,000 members of the Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) at Canadian National Railway Company (CN) says workers may be going on strike as soon as November. In September, conductors, train- and yard-workers voted 99.2 per cent in favour of strike action over its collective agreement that expired near the end… Read More

Not only has the weather this spring affected farmers’ ability to get crops in the ground, but it has also created situations where ag suppliers have products that did not make it to the field for application. A common question is, how do I manage my storage of polyphosphates? Here are a few things to… Read More

We are less than six months away from new federal livestock transportation regulations coming into force, and significant clarification is still needed surrounding the implementation of the rules. The existing rules for livestock transport within Canada have been overhauled from all sides, including: the angle of loading ramps, hours allowed in transit, restrictions on movement… Read More

Agriculture in Alberta is getting faster, smarter and more efficient. From fully automated milking machines to GPS navigation on 60-foot combines, we’ve come a long way. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the impact energy prices have on your bottom line. Your equipment may be more efficient, but a lot of your operating costs… Read More

In an effort to ensure livestock are being cared for during transport, Ontario-based Transport Genie has partnered with the Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC) to research best practises on a national scale. Over two years CAHC will test Transport Genie’s innovative smart-sensor technology in real-world conditions, with help from researchers at the University of Guelph,… Read More

Eastern Ontario’s Port of Johnstown will see a $10.4 million infrastructure renewal and expansion to capitalize on growing and emerging markets for Canadian soybean, wheat and corn, and relieve inefficiencies and bottlenecks currently experienced at the port. The federal government will foot $4.8 million of the bill through the National Trade Corridors Fund (NTCF) to… Read More

With consolidation, mergers, and change at the agri-business level comes adaptation and change at the grower level, too. For BASF, a company that has taken on major brands, such as Invigor and Liberty, stemming from the Bayer/Monsanto deal, sorting out the logistics of getting an expanded product portfolio to growers has been a significant undertaking…. Read More