Rain, rain and more rain. Crops are flooded in parts of the Prairies. Ontario farm country has also received some glorious rain, as early wheat harvest yields look amazing. There’ve been a development in the Bayer-Monsanto situation, a new grain company with roots in Australia and Japan is building its first elevator in Western Canada,… Read More

While western Canadian crops look to be in good shape overall, drought is taking its toll in Ontario. On the heels of the UK’s Brexit vote, there’ve been some new developments in the Canada-Europe trade deal and environmental groups are taking the Canadian government to court over neonics, despite honey bee colony numbers in Canada being… Read More

New numbers say the record lentil crop in Western Canada might be even larger than expected. While there’s potential for a big crop on the prairies, the d-word is starting to be used in parts of Ontario… Happy Canada Day! Mexico’s gift…the announcement that 13 years after BSE they’ll finally resume taking all Canadian beef. Catch up… Read More

It’s wet in parts of Western Canada, while crops would welcome rain in much of southern Ontario. We get into some of the disease issues popping up in the west, and the impact of not enough moisture in the east. What can be done to prevent farmers being left unpaid for grain they’ve delivered, as… Read More

Glencore is selling off another chunk of its stake in Viterra, while G3 has received approval to build a new grain terminal at the Port of Vancouver. The stalemate over glyphosate continues in the EU, hog farmers in Western Canada are concerned about a new outbreak of PED virus, and RealAgriculture is helping raise funds… Read More

Canadians’ views on farming are improving, according to new survey results shared this week. There are some problem areas though, as we hear from the head of Farm and Food Care Canada on this week’s podcast. Health Canada is considering allowing irradiation of beef to kill bad bacteria, dairy farmers are back rallying on Parliament… Read More

Planting is in the home stretch, and ahead of normal in many areas as spraying season begins. Monsanto has said “no thanks” to Bayer and its $62 billion takeover bid, and Alberta’s government is facing another round of criticism over Bill 6 as it has unveiled the committees that will help shape the province’s new… Read More

Bayer has sent a purchase offer over to the folks at Monsanto, former ag minister Gerry Ritz thinks the federal Liberals should get moving with ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership, even if the U.S. isn’t on board, and planting continues across the country, despite dry conditions, frost and other challenges. As we catch up on this… Read More

Rain, and even some snow, has slowed seeding progress on the prairies, but nobody’s complaining. Cool temperatures, meanwhile, are hampering planting in Ontario and creating some nutrient issues, as we hear from Whete Pete. There are new reports of Bayer and BASF considering bids for Monsanto, soybean markets soared thanks to the USDA and barbecue… Read More

Earls is saying “we made a mistake.” Dry conditions are helping seeding operations across much of the west, and StatsCan wants farmers to take some time away from seeding or tagging calves to participate in the Census of Ag. Also Ontario’s Ag Hall of Fame has a new home, Manitoba has a new ag minister… Read More

Seeding activity is beginning in more areas, Earls — the place you go (or went) for nice steak – has upset many in the ag community, there’s a herbicide controversy in the canola industry, and Ontario farmers are figuring out where to go with their case for having access to neonic seed treatments. The ag… Read More

Dryness is becoming a serious concern on the western side of the Prairies, as seeding is getting underway. Meanwhile, cold and wet conditions have hampered progress in Ontario. Meteorologist Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc is one of the people we hear from on this week’s podcast. Also, Ontario farmers have lost their court case… Read More

Farmland values across Canada continue to climb. Some very early seeding is beginning in the West, although there are concerns about dryness. Canada and the EU continue to work on their trade deal, and a popular reality TV veterinarian is showing how farmers care for their animals. We hear from FCC economist JP Gervais, trade minister… Read More

From the Canada Pension Plan buying a stake in Viterra to the SaskParty easily winning the provincial election earlier this week to the big question mark hanging over Monsanto’s new Xtend soybean seed heading into planting season, here’s this week’s podcast recapping what’s happened in Canadian agriculture. We hear from Saskatchewan Ag Minister Lyle Stewart… Read More

John Deere has acquired majority ownership of well-known sprayer company, the Ag Women’s Network has been re-launched, and China has chosen to postpone tighter rules for canola coming from Canada. The USDA also had a surprise for the corn market in its first acreage report for 2016 and A&W has gone patriotic with its ketchup…. Read More


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