There are many challenges that have the potential to dash the business plans and hopes of farmers —from trade agreements, to climate change, and primary risks. Strong government policy is part of the solution. Helping shape effective policy will be one of Dr. Alan Ker’s goals as he assumes the newly-created Research Chair in Agriculture… Read More

It’s a lively Tuesday on the show which includes the following: Shaun Haney starts the show focusing on the worst case scenario for Canadian agriculture in the Huawei CFO arrest. Jessika Guse has the the top ag news of the day which includes McDonald’s announcing its antibiotic policy, the U.S. and China — will there ever be… Read More

One thing that is becoming very clear at the agronomy meetings this fall is that, when it comes to clubroot, the maps are changing and not in a good way. Bruce Gossen, plant pathologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), gave a presentation on clubroot at the Canola Industry Days held at Saskatoon recently. He… Read More

Those within agriculture are always looking for ways to communicate to those outside of agriculture just how many rewarding careers there are in the industry. University of Guelph students David Westerveld and Brendan McDougall are two such “non-farm kids” who are turning interests in veterinary medicine and technology into agriculture-related jobs. Selected as “future influencers”… Read More