When it comes to agriculture and the environment, some people see agriculture as a solution, while others view it as a problem. And in politics, people with different perspectives and levels of awareness about farming often sit in the same caucus or cabinet, influencing where a party stands on environmental policies that affect agriculture. Canada’s… Read More

Red Sun Farms in Kingsville, Ont., is one of 170 greenhouse vegetable farms in Ontario. Across the province, the Ontario greenhouse vegetable industry grows tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers in 3,900 acres of greehhouse, producing 521 million kilograms of fresh vegetables with a farm gate value of more than $1.4 billion. On this episode of Profitable… Read More

Drought conditions in the last couple of years have led to St. Mary River Irrigation District (SMRID) south of Lethbridge signing new water sharing memorandums of understanding amongst users in four sub-basins of southern Alberta. Without a significant change in reservoir levels, the water allocation for the 2024 year stands at eight inches of water… Read More

Thanks for tuning into this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Krista Thomas with Canada Grains Council on gene editing approval; Barry Senft and Lauren Comin with Seeds Canada on the Seed Regulatory Modernization (SRM) process and the potential impact on farmers; Chris Vervaet with Canadian Oilseed… Read More

German livestock-feeding-technology-maker Siloking is based at Tittmoning, Bavaria, but its feed mixers now travel the world with sales in over 50 countries. The ‘Made in Germany’ moniker is a big plus for the company’s products, which range from small single-auger mixers to trailed, self-propelled and electric mixers, says Siloking Canada representative Karl Terpstra. That wide… Read More

Tissue test, soil test, gut check, patience. That sums up this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word in a nutshell, but don’t worry, we’ve got a full summary of the 20 minutes of agronomy answers below. This week, Peter Johnson covers some key deficiency issues with wheat (sulphur and manganese), answers some phosphorus questions, and… Read More

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s third and final ruling announced Friday on gene-editing for crop variety development clears the path for this precise, cost-effective plant breeding tool to be used in Canada. Does this mean farmers will have access to new drought-resistant or nitrogen-efficient varieties for next year? Not so fast, says Krista Thomas, vice-president… Read More

There’s more work to do to improve where canola’s carbon intensity score ranks in the tax credit regime for renewable fuels in the U.S., according to the executive director of the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association (COPA). After taking a few days to digest the U.S. Treasury Department’s awaited announcement last week of new requirements for… Read More

By Cam Dahl, general manager for Manitoba Pork It is not your great-granddaddy’s farm anymore. While some may have nostalgia for the old farm with a little red barn that housed a few chickens, a couple of pigs, and a dairy cow, it is better for both the environment and the economy that agriculture has… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday with Lyndsey edition of RealAg Radio. Host Lyndsey Smith is joined by: Chuck Penner of Leftfield Commodity Research on the India tariffs and what that will mean for Canada; A clip from The Agronomists with Dr. Bart Lardner of the University of Saskatchewan and Christine O’Reilly of the… Read More

Legumes, such as alfalfa, trefoil, and sainfoin, are a great feed source, are excellent for soil health, and play a role in sequestering carbon in the soil. According to emerging research by Dr. Bart Lardner, legumes in the bovine diet also lowers methane emissions, one of the components being measured in an on-going research project… Read More

Dairy farmers looking for consistently short-chopped straw for total mixed rations should take a look at Teagle’s Tomahawk 8250 bale processor. There are lots of machines on the market that will give farmers chopped straw, but Teagle’s North American sales manager Andy Robson, says the Tomahawk “consistently” delivers the short-chopped straw that nutritionists want for… Read More

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