There are tradeoffs that need be considered when it comes to decisions about food and food policies, whether it’s prioritizing “good” fats, local food or requiring different animal care procedures. “We’re in the early stages of the arguments being made for greater control of our food system,” explains Dr. Jayson Lusk (@JaysonLusk). “The danger is people… Read More

Today’s show includes a discussion about what makes a good ag minister/secretary, as well as a conversation about the art of storytelling with renowned broadcaster and storyteller Terry O’Reilly. Enjoy, and Happy New Year! Tune in to RealAg Radio every weekday at 4pm eastern on Rural Radio 147 on SiriusXM! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android… Read More

You spend valuable time choosing the right variety of each crop type — are you sure you’re supplying that crop with all that it needs to reach its maximum potential? In this seventh episode of the Growing Series podcast, Shaun Haney asks Cargill agronomist Jeremy Boychyn about not just building a fertilizer plan for yield,… Read More

Add letting you know that your cow is about to give birth to the list of things your cell phone can do. A calving sensor that communicates via mobile network from Ireland-based MooCall recently debuted on the Canadian market. “It’s a calving sensor that will text you a half hour to one hour before the cow… Read More

Today’s show is focused on machinery, and new concepts and products brought to the North American ag market in 2016. Guests (from the past year) include Leo Bose of Case IH, discussing the company’s driverless 400hp concept tractor; Killarney, MB farmer Matt Reimer on his DIY automonous grain tractor; Ben Dillon describing his Tribine harvester;… Read More

Whether we’re talking about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national carbon tax commitment, the signing of the Canada-EU trade deal, the canola agreement with China, or Canada’s primary trading partner electing Donald Trump, there was no shortage of agriculture-related news in Ottawa in 2016. This year also marked the Liberals’ first full year in power, and Lawrence MacAulay’s first… Read More

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is a Christmas classic, written by Frank Loesser in 1944, in which a female singer explains why she’s unable to stay for a romantic evening. As anybody who has animals that need tending knows, the idyllic moments of the holidays can be fleeting. It’s less cozy time in front of a crackling… Read More

London, Ontario-area dairy farmer and Real Ag contributor Andrew Campbell is at it again (or still!), launching another online ag awareness project for 2017. Following up on his work with #farm365, he’s planning to visit and shine a spotlight on 52 Canadian farms in 52 weeks. “I thought it’d be kind of neat to start touring other… Read More

G3 — the grain company that acquired the former Canadian Wheat Board — has unveiled plans to build the first fully new grain terminal at the Port of Vancouver since the 1960s. Located in North Vancouver, the 180,000-tonne facility will feature a rail loop track that will be capable of holding three 134-car trains (see drawing… Read More