The U.S. Canola Association (USCA) has written a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump asking that he encourage the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish “pathways for renewable diesel derived from canola oil to generate Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) as ‘advanced biofuel’ under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.” The letter, dated September 30, 2020,… Read More

Fridays are for the RealAg Issues Panel! This week, host Shaun Haney is joined by Kelvin Heppner and Lyndsey Smith. Up for discussion: The usefulness of the Canada Infrastructure Bank; Price transparency of cattle; COVID-19 resurgence and farm family safety; How food security drives farm programs; and, The PMRA’s latest herbicide change Plus, there’s this… Read More

Tar spot has moved through the U.S. Midwest, into Michigan and Wisconsin, and now officially calls Ontario home. Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs’ plant pathologist Albert Tenuta has seen the evidence in a field near Ridgetown, Ont., and there are also reported sightings of the corn leaf disease in Lambton and Essex… Read More

Here at RealAgriculture, we truly appreciate you our listeners, so thanks for tuning in. It’s already October, and it’s a Thursday, which means it’s time for a Farmer Rapid Fire! On today’s show we’ll hear from: Mark Brock from Ontario; Ron Krahn from Manitoba; Danny Ottenbreit from Saskatchewan; Tim Oleksyn from Saskatchewan; and, Kevin Serfas… Read More

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced his government’s $10 billion plan to create jobs and spur economic growth. Through the Canada Infrastructure Bank, the government plan includes five major infrastructure initiatives expected to create approximately 60,000 jobs across the country. As part of the Government of Canada’s plan to “build back better,” the three-year plan… Read More

Thanks for joining us for our last-day-of-September edition of RealAg Radio, live from the studio at Lethbridge, Alberta. Today’s show includes: Top ag news, including the removal of two wheat varieties from the new seed royalty pilot program announced earlier this year; A product spotlight with Jenna Metzger of Climate FieldView, on collecting and analyzing… Read More

Agriculture leads the economy in Saskatchewan, and with the next provincial election slated for October 26, farmers are keen to know each party’s agricultural platform. Todd Lewis, president of Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) and farmer south of Regina, joined Shaun Haney recently to talk about the organization’s concerns for provincial policies and how… Read More

 

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