CN Rail says October was its best single month ever for grain movement in Western Canada. The company says it moved over 3.23 million metric tonnes from the Prairies, exceeding the previous record set in October 2020 by 50 thousand metric tonnes. “Really from the end of September through the third week of October, we’ve… Read More

Supply chains of consumer goods may be global, but they all start as local, and the pre-pandemic, just-in-time model of logistics has faced serious challenges in the last two and a half years. Challenges to Canada’s supply chains, however, pre-date current global backlogs, but the pandemic did prompt the federal government to create a National… Read More

Harvest is well underway across western Canada, and already wrapped up in many areas. The beginning of harvest also signals the start of the grain shipping season. David Przednowek, assistant vice president for grain for CN Rail, joined RealAgriculture’s Kelvin Heppner to discuss where grain movement is at from a railway perspective. Despite low carry-in,… Read More

In thinking of the current global logistics situation for several products, the concept of out of the frying pan and into the fire seems appropriate. First, it was the pandemic that shuttered factories and closed ports. Now, the longer-term impacts of the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and other logistics challenges are continuing to weigh… Read More

The North American agriculture industry’s first autonomous fertilizer spreader is debuting in Boone, Iowa, at the Farm Progress Show this week. Whether farmers are finding it difficult to find skilled workers or simply want to increase efficiencies and free up more man-hours to complete other tasks, the new Case IH Trident 5550 with Raven autonomy… Read More

An Alberta-based company is offering a solution for feedlots who are looking to manage the inflow and outflow of livestock through use of ultra-high-frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID). The system combines software and hardware and allows users to track when an animal arrives and when it leaves. Glen Kathler, director and partner of Cattle… Read More

Canadian Pacific Railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) say they have reached a two-year agreement following binding arbitration. CP and the TCRC, which represents approximately 3,000 locomotive engineers, conductors, train and yard workers across Canada, agreed to enter binding arbitration in March 2022 after they were unable to reach a deal due to outstanding… Read More

The CEO of Sollio Agriculture says there will be certain fertilizer products unavailable for the 2023 growing season, but that nitrogen fertilizer supply for purchases this fall and winter should meet the need of eastern Canadian farmers. Casper Kaastra, head of the co-operative, says there are three key times of year for sourcing nitrogen. Last… Read More

 

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