A drone designed specifically for broadacre aerial applications of pesticides was on display at Manitoba Ag Days, at Brandon, Man., earlier this month. With some features different than the typical rotary drones you see out there now, the hybrid drone has a vertical takeoff and land. As Don Campbell, of ROGA Drone Ltd., explains in… Read More

Imperial says it plans to spend around $720 million on building the largest renewable diesel facility in Canada at its Strathcona refinery near Edmonton, Alta. The plant is expected to produce more than one billion litres of renewable diesel annually from locally sourced feedstocks, including canola oil, the company said on Thursday, noting this fuel… Read More

The Successors is a RealAgriculture podcast series hosted by Kara Oosterhuis focusing on agriculture from the perspective of the up-and-coming generation. If you sit down and talk to many of our parents and grandparents, they will remember harvesting potatoes from the garden growing up, and getting rid of the small, undersized potatoes. Flash forward to… Read More

A program that offers free one-on-one counselling to farmers in Manitoba is seeing demand for its services, but is also working on raising awareness as it marks its first anniversary. The grassroots and non-profit Manitoba Farmer Wellness Program was launched in January 2022 and started offering farmers and their family members free, confidential counselling sessions… Read More

Jill Verwey, whose family operates a mixed dairy, beef, and grain farm at Portage, Manitoba, was elected president of the province’s general farm organization — Keystone Agricultural Producers — on Tuesday. Verwey has served as vice-president of KAP since 2018, and won the election at KAP’s annual meeting over fellow incumbent vice-president, Jake Ayre, in… Read More

Imposter syndrome is a feeling many are familiar with whether they define it as such or not. Imposter syndrome happens when we doubt our own knowledge or skills, and these doubts manifest a fear of being exposed as an imposter or fraud. When challenged, it is often not as simple as just admitting you don’t… Read More

The president of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has stepped down from her post. Siddika Mithani sent a letter to colleagues and industry partners last week informing them of her retirement from the public service, effective Friday, January 20th, 2023. The letter, obtained by RealAgriculture, does not state any reason for the immediate departure, but… Read More

A Grande Prairie, Alta. company that designed an aftermarket remote-control system for controlling a tractor’s PTO and hydraulics has now developed a driverless system for grain bagging. RCFarmArm’s new GPS-controlled steering system for grain bagging tractors was on display as part of the Innovation Showcase at Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon, MB this week. “It’s… Read More

 

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