In this week‘s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast, starts off by talking about RealAgriculture. Then, as always, Johnson provides an update on crop conditions in Ontario. He also responds to a whole lot of feedback, rants on tillage and marvels about this year’s forgiving fall. Have… Read More

Case IH says new features for its Axial-Flow 140 combine series will deliver superior harvesting and threshing performance, putting more higher-quality grain in the tank. The 2016 combines rolled out at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, in September and include many features farmers have seen on the company’s flagship class 8 and 9… Read More

Every year in the US, feed left in the bunk costs dairy producers $2 billion. That’s about eight percent of all the feed placed in front of dairy cows, says J. W. Schroeder. The North Dakota State Extension Dairy Specialist told a packed presentation room last month at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin,… Read More

The Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA) was founded in 1923 to represent Canadian businesses with a vested interest in seed research, marketing and production. Today, the association is made up of roughly 125 members, ranging from large multi-nationals to single-family seed growers, and across a diverse range of market segments. According to Scott Horner, president of… Read More

Wheat futures have been unable to build any upward momentum since the middle of summer, as the market sits on a record-sized world crop waiting for fresh trend-setting news. U.S. currency strength is limiting export demand and the ability of Minneapolis-based futures to move higher, notes Mike Davey of FarmLink Marketing Solutions in the interview below. However,… Read More

Case IH’s 2016 Steiger tractor line-up is promising to get farmers up to speed faster with a more efficient transmission. The new transmission for the Steiger line, which features three row-crop tractors and four independent positive-drive track models, offers improved shifting performance and increased shuttle shift speed. The tractors were rolled out at the 2015… Read More

The AgriInvest program was designed to help Canadian farmers manage small declines in income, but the Canadian Federation of Agriculture wants the government to recognize the benefits of the program are much broader in scope. As one of the four main business risk management programs under the five-year Growing Forward 2 framework, AgriInvest offers producers a savings… Read More

So eating processed meat can cause cancer? Dr. Joe Schwarcz of McGill University, host of “The Dr. Joe Show” and author of numerous books interpreting scientific information for the general public, joins RealAg’s Kelvin Heppner on this week’s TWORA podcast to explain the World Health Organization’s report linking processed and red meats to cancer. Elsewhere, corn yields have… Read More

In this week‘s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast, provides an update on harvest conditions in Ontario. He also answers a plethora of feedback related to everything from nightshade plugging combines to last week’s special edition on neonicotinoids. Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014… Read More

Manitoba’s newest slaughter plant is up and running, although the facility north of Carman is still waiting for the stamp that would make it the first federally-inspected plant in the province with significant beef capacity in three decades. True North Foods is currently processing 80 to 100 head of cattle and bison per week, with… Read More

4-H has historically been a male-oriented organization, going back to the early days in Roland, Manitoba in 1913. But, female involvement has grown, with women taking many leadership positions in the last decade or two. In fact, around 60 percent of 4-H Canada members are now female — well above the average mix of women at… Read More

When asked whether failure or success makes a leader, Dianna Emperingham of Bayer CropScience says it’s best to experience a balance of both. Leaders, she says, learn from failures and move on. It can be difficult to be a leader, but even harder, is to lead with courage, Emperingham says. Courageous leaders make difficult decisions. “You need… Read More

Michelin was living large at the 2015 Farm Progress Show as they unveiled some of the biggest tires in agriculture. The new Michelin AxioBib stands 7’ 6” with a capacity of 24,000 pounds. Billed as the ‘largest farm tire in the world,’ it’s designed for high horsepower mechanical front wheel drive tractors and can carry extreme… Read More