The University of Guelph recently announced the appointment of Ken McEwan as director of the University of Guelph – Ridgetown Campus. McEwan’s five-year term began May 1. McEwan has been acting interim director since Jan. 1, 2012. Earlier, he was research co-ordinator at Ridgetown. As Ridgetown’s tenth director, he will oversee 120 faculty and staff… Read More

2013 is a big year for 4-H Canada, as it’s the year the organization marks 100 years of “learn to do by doing.” Started in Roland, Manitoba, so very long ago, 4-H’s particular style of teaching young farm kids about everything from animal husbandry to woodworking has evolved in recent years to include instruction for… Read More

Elevators and ag-retail sites in several prairie towns will see new colours flying soon. As of today Richardson International Limited will take over certain of Viterra’s elevators, ag-retail sites, oat milling properties and Viterra’s share of 21st Century Grain Processing in the United States, plus a terminal at Thunder Bay, Ontario.   Viterra released this… Read More

Over 50 farmers gathered near a river diversion yesterday intending to send a message to the Manitoba government. The group of farmers, who farm near Lake Manitoba, were protesting a lack of fair compensation for forced flooding that occurred in 2011. A small group of farmers parked large equipment on the low side of the… Read More

It’s the last day of April, and precious few farmers have turned a wheel in Western Canada. It’s currently cool and wet in Manitoba with snow in the western part of the province. Parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan had snow just yesterday (and still more have woken up to a winter wonderland). While some in… Read More

Louis Dreyfus Canada now owns 100% of its 2,500-tonne per day Yorkton, Sask., canola crush plant. The company has bought out the minority interest from Mitsui & Co. According to a press release sent today, “Louis Dreyfus Canada and Mitsui determined, after a review of the Yorkton investment, that this transaction best served the interests… Read More

RealAgriculture.com Expands Team, Hires Saskatchewan Field Editor Picture Butte, Alta. — April 19, 2013 — Incredible traffic momentum, new features to the site and a significant distribution agreement with an online classified site has prompted RealAgriculture.com to once again expand its employee base. Shaun Haney and his team are pleased to announce that Debra Murphy,… Read More

Last week’s ice storm most certainly didn’t help to get planting season going. Worse still was the two days of rain prior to the storm. A small glimmer of warmer weather earlier this week has faded to more rain for much of the Ontario farming heartland. While there are certainly some tactics to planting in… Read More

The Barley Council of Canada (BCC) was formally incorporated today, according to a press release. The first of its kind in Canada, the council will speak on behalf of barley industry members and farmers. “This is the first time in history the entire value chain has been brought together from coast to coast on a… Read More