The further you get away from an event, the more people romanticize about how great it was. This happens with vacations, minor hockey careers, and fishing trips all the time. Unfortunately, farming hasn’t escaped these delusional romantic thoughts. History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. – Napoleon Bonaparte –… Read More

Sponsored Post: If harvest efficiency is what you’re after, straight-cutting canola looks mighty appealing. But, as with any new practice on the farm, there are lessons to be learned ahead of wide-spread adoption. In this episode of the Growing Series podcast, Saskatchewan-based Cargill agronomist Janel Delage and Shaun Haney from RealAgriculture.com get down to brass… Read More

Dairy farmers across North America are facing a labour crunch. Finding labourers willing to work in agriculture is nothing new. For years, many labour-intensive sectors of agriculture have relied on migrant workers seeking work that average Americans and Canadians are no longer willing to do. But this phenomenon is relatively new in the dairy sector… Read More

A wet harvest has led some Western Canadian farmers to make the switch from tires to tracks on combines, tractors and grain carts. “The tracks are going to give you the decrease in slippage and a bit of extra floatation, and that’s what people are looking for right now,” notes Marla Riekman, soil management specialist with… Read More

Over 450 women from across the agriculture community met in Toronto earlier this month for the 2016 Advancing Women in Agriculture — East event. Dianne Finstad has become a fixture at the Advancing Women conferences, keeping everybody moving and entertained as MC. She sat down with RealAg’s Shaun Haney to chat about her highlights from the… Read More

There are revolutionary developments happening in the world of molecular biology that could soon make their way to the farm or field. That is, if society allows it. Chances are you’ve seen a headline containing the terms ‘gene editing’ or ‘CRISPR’ in the last year or two. It likely involved a scientist excited about how this new… Read More