As with most things that involve technology, machinery companies are working to continuously keep equipment up-to-date and relevant in an ever-changing landscape. John Deere is no different, as they debuted updates to the 8R tractor series at Commodity Classic at Orlando, Florida, last month. One of the stand-out updates to the 8R tractors for model… Read More

Despite there being a lot more hope for rain in the 2023 growing season, the drought that has struck a good portion of North America for the past few years is still very fresh in many farmers’ minds. With that, many farmers are wondering what options are out there to add to the rotation that… Read More

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released its much anticipated Prospective Plantings report. Overall, there were no real surprises in the report. The corn planting average is up four per cent from 2022, and the soybean average is up slightly as well. As of early Friday, soybeans were keeping a bullish tone, with… Read More

A probiotic developed at the University of Alberta (U of A) that supports milk cows before and after calving is heading towards being commercially available in Canada. Burim Ametaj, immunobiologist and professor in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences at the U of A, says this is the first of its kind to… Read More

Often when talking about the cattle markets, we talk about carcass weight, but sometimes without even completely realizing what it means or what the average weight can tell us. Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange says at the end of the day, we’re all selling beef tonnage — pounds of beef is what consumers… Read More

There’s something about us rural folk and the appreciation we have of just how beautiful our surroundings can be. For those of you that know me, you know that sunsets, sunrises, and a bright starry sky can make me take a deep breath in ways that not much else can. Lately, I’ve been stuck in… Read More

Fertilizer products need to be able to meet the needs of a crop while supporting success of a grower’s operation and land stewardship. While there’s plenty of focus on nitrogen fertilizer management, phosphorus is also an incredibly important nutrient and also one that has environmental consequences if not managed well. Kerry Cebul, chief executive officer… Read More

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board has issued its long-awaited decision on the merger of Canadian Pacific Railway and Kansas City Southern, authorizing the combination of the two railways to form the first railway connecting Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. The 212-page decision includes many conditions, but will allow CP to take control of KCS, forming… Read More

Corteva, Bunge, and Chevron have partnered on a commercial collaboration to introduce proprietary winter canola hybrids for the U.S. market. The collaboration is focused increasing the availability of vegetable oil feedstocks primarily for the growing domestic renewable fuels market. “We’re pleased to work with Bunge and Chevron to bring a new option in the southern U.S…. Read More

 

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