It’s that time of year when commodity organizations are holding district meetings and director elections. Farm group leaders and staff are always looking for new ways to get farmers out and to boost participation in the process of deciding how check-off dollars should be spent, including the process of deciding who should sit on their… Read More

The federal political landscape in Canada looks very different following the election on Monday, with Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada winning a clear majority. After nine and a half years of Conservative government, Canadian farm groups and farmers will have to adjust to Liberal policies and approaches to agriculture (the Canadian Federation… Read More

There’s something to be said about being able to see equipment in action at a farm show, but there’s also value in not having to worry about rain or snow…or sweating through your best farm show outfit. More than 40 thousand farmers are expected in Woodstock, Ontario this week for Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, with 750 exhibitors,… Read More

It’s rare to find a western Canadian farmer who doesn’t have a tale to tell of the roaring comebacks canola has made in a growing season. Sure, there have been some wrecks — wicked windstorms that flip swaths or hail that leaves nothing but sticks — but the “Cinderella crop” (you’ve heard the song, right?)… Read More

The Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) have publicly asked its members not to attend next week’s government-hosted public consultation meetings. The meetings are slated for Tuesday in London, Ont., and Thursday in Toronto, to discuss the impending increased regulations required for access to neonicotinoid seed treatments. Barry Senft, CEO of GFO, says his organization feels there’s… Read More

As the 2014 harvest starts, stalls, rolls on and then feels like you will never finish, you probably have some time to begin to think about next years crop production. One of those considerations usually involves fertilizer pricing and purchase. Don’t Miss: The Latest episodes of the Tech Tour There are many new innovations in… Read More