Following a 2021 partnership announcement with Microsoft, Bayer has now launched new cloud-based products for the agri-food industry. AgPowered Services from Bayer, in combination with the new Microsoft Azure Data Manager for Agriculture, will provide ready-to-use capabilities available for businesses and organizations, the company says. Companies that develop on-farm technologies can use the cloud infrastructure… Read More

Quebec farmer Mike Verdonck started strip tilling in 2000, and since then, has found Soil Warrior’s strip tiller is the best for their soil conditions. Verdonck was on hand at Commodity Classic at Orlando, Florida, to talk about his experiences with the implement. He operates in a heavy clay zone in Quebec, which as any… Read More

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published a proposed rule with new regulatory requirements that will change which meat, poultry, and egg products may carry a voluntary “Product of USA” or “Made in the US” label. While voluntary, the change could potentially revive Canada and Mexico’s trade dispute with the U.S. over country-of-orgin labeling…. Read More

How we tackle climate change is a conversation heavily debated across the globe. Bjorn Lomberg, author and president of Copenhagen Consensus Center, spoke at the Alberta Beef Industry Conference last month, held at Banff, Alberta, to discuss what he thinks is some of the best ways to mitigate climate change — and how some of… Read More

Soil acidity is an issue that’s gaining attention in the Northern Plains, especially in areas where no-till practices have been paired with high surface-applied nitrogen rates. “They’re seeing this advancing a lot faster in parts of North Dakota and Montana, under traditional zero till conditions where they broadcast urea fertilizer. They find they’re acidifying the… Read More

After a few years of feeling like they were getting kicked while they were down, cattle producers are feeling a little more optimistic about 2023, as meteorologists and analysts alike are predicting a break in the drought. Following a few back-to-back years of extreme drought, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is recording 2022… Read More

There’s no doubt that conversations have been buzzing in both the Canada and the U.S. when it comes to challenges and issues around electronic trucking logs. Electronic log book laws have been put in place, effective January 1, 2023, in effort to increase safety on the roads, which of course is the number one priority,… Read More

 

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