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

Today’s show, hosted by Kelvin Heppner, focuses on ag community efforts to build trust and awareness among the 98 percent of North Americans who are not involved in primary food production. Featuring interviews from the past year, guests include Charlie Arnot, Crystal MacKay, Joe Schwarcz and Yvette d’Entremont, aka the “SciBabe.” Enjoy! Catch RealAg Radio every… 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

The rain that helped Western Canadian farmers grow big wheat yields in 2016 also created some quality problems that are complicating the marketing of the 31.7 million tonne crop. Almost half (48.6 percent) of the Canada Western Red Spring wheat samples received by the Canadian Grain Commission in its voluntary harvest sample program were downgraded… Read More

It’s another “Agronomy Monday” edition of RealAg Radio today, featuring conversations from the past year with RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson on what he thinks about hoe drills and soybean yield record-holder Randy Dowdy on growing 171 bu/ac beans. Guests also include Marla Riekman on the cotton underwear soil health indicator test, Don Flaten on the problems… Read More

Agriculture has so many job options and job vacancies. Students are always looking for a way to connect their interests and talents with a viable career choice. To close both of these gaps the conduit to the future is teachers. Over 8,100 students from around Regina attended the event and learned about agriculture.  At Agribition,… Read More

As America awaits the announcement of the Secretary of Agriculture, speculation rages on what the new Trump presidency will mean for agriculture. In Canada, the opportunistic wave of Trump or the backdraft are possible with so many election promises made and an eagerness to close many deals. At the recent Montana Grain Growers meeting in… Read More

Lyndsey joins Shaun and Kelvin on today’s show to discuss highlights from the Manitoba Agronomists Conference, including the economic case for looking at crop rotations from a long-term perspective, new applications for variable rate, and a futuristic-sounding sensor that could alert a canola grower when it’s time to spray for sclerotinia. Guests include Jon Driedger… Read More

When we first saw the above photo on Twitter early this month, we weren’t sure what to think. Is it real? Has it been Photoshopped? Reports of heated canola aren’t unusual, but a whole bin seemingly on fire? Well, it unfortunately was real, as around 1,600 bu of canola was destroyed on the farm near Kelvington, Saskatchewan…. Read More

It’s a dairy-themed day today on RealAg, as Kelvin hosts a “best-of” show highlighting interviews on robotics, labour, milk marketing, sustainability and public perception of animal care and more from the World Dairy Expo, Canadian Dairy XPO and Western Canadian Dairy Seminar. Guests include Marina von Keyserlingk of UBC, J.W. Schroeder of NDSU, Francisco Rodriguez of… Read More

Shaun and Kelvin are both back in-studio for today’s show, discussing the Monsanto shareholder vote on joining Bayer, changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, farm-saved soybean seed, John Deere’s electric tractor prototype and more. Perth County, Ont. farmer Amanda Brodhagen also joins Kelvin to chat about the large response to the recent CBC article… Read More

There’s certainly a growing emphasis on reducing gender-related barriers in Canadian agriculture, whether that’s measured by the success of conferences for women in ag, the launch of the Ag Women’s Network, policy projects being led by the Canadian Ag HR Council, or through less formal means within individual workplaces. The topic has been in the… Read More

 

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