In 2013, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Canadian Grain Commission collaborated on an Options Paper to describe crop variety registration and identify possible changes. From August to November, an online engagement period allowed respondents to support one of four possible options. The first, “allow the flexibility inherent in the current VR system to emerge,”… Read More

If you’re like many modern farmers, you want specific answers to your toughest agronomy questions. What’s more, answers from a province away or even a few hundred kilometers away aren’t good enough — you want results garnered from your farm, with your soil and using your management practices. That means using the technology you’ve already… Read More

No matter where you go in the world, farming happens. It can look very different, of course — from state-of-the-art rooftop greenhouses, to expansive, scrub pastures in Australia, to scratching out barely enough to eat from a tiny plot of land in Kenya. If agriculture looks so different, what’s there to learn from seeing how… Read More

Being on site the day before FarmTech is mind boggling. So much work goes into setting up for a show like that. The floors are abuzz, with tradeshow participants, cleaners, lighting and camera crews, and food preparation staff. We’ve already shared with you a couple of Behind the Scenes videos, one where we crawled into… Read More

Between 2010 and 2013, Transport Canada issued 1,527 approvals for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations, with the number growing every year. Last fall, the organization announced exemptions to the Special Flight Operations Certificate, once mandatory for all non-recreational use of UAVs. Find out if you need permission to fly a UAV. The exemptions could pave the way… Read More

It was a hectic week at FarmTech, with the RealAg crew filming all kinds of video for “Behind the Scenes” summaries of how an audio-visual crew sets up for an event of that calibre, and how the chefs manage to feed over 1700 people every day (stay tuned). As I was behind the camera for a lot… Read More