Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shared his directive for a national price on carbon on this week. Farmers and farm groups are concerned agriculture and food could be hard hit by a tax on carbon emissions… Ontario farmers are also concerned rising hydro rates will hurt competitiveness… What are the odds the Trans-Pacific Partnership goes ahead… Read More

A sad sign of how tough things have been in the cattle feeding business — one of Canada’s largest feeding operations is shutting down. Good news! A deal to keep Canadian canola flowing into China has apparently been reached, while canola growers are voicing concerns about the Bayer-Monsanto deal. And farmers and rural residents in… Read More

Between Bayer-Monsanto and PotashCorp-Agrium there’s plenty of big news to discuss this week as we see the trend of consolidation among crop input suppliers continue. Meanwhile, RealAg is well-represented at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock, Ontario, as Lyndsey takes a break from demoing tractors, getting sky-high views in a telehandler and posting Instagram stories to… Read More

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