Launched at Crop Production show at Saskatoon, Sask., the latest addition in the Väderstad tillage series made an appearance — the inline sideband knife. The knife is an insertable tip that creates a side-band effect. It can be used on any of the company’s drills worldwide, but is particularly useful for western Canadian conditions. “We’ve… Read More

Following the June announcement of a proposed merger, the boards of Canadian International Grains Institute (CIGI) and Cereals Canada are moving ever closer to a vote on full amalgamation of the two entities. Dean Dias, interim CEO of CIGI, says that both organizations have been in conversation over what a merger would look like, what… Read More

Canadian farmers and exporters have been frustrated by a year-long major trade disruption with one of Canada’s largest canola markets — China. It is a continuously evolving situation, says Jim Everson, president of the Canola Council of Canada (CCC). “There is still a blockage in terms of seed shipments from the two largest exporters — Viterra and… Read More

It was a very frosty week in Saskatchewan, which felt just right at -50 degrees Celsius. Inside the walls of Prairieland Park at the Crop Production Show, famers were in a relatively good mood despite the roughly 10% of the 2019 crop still out in the fields. After three days at the show, I decided… Read More

Global changes are inevitable and are continuously evolving. But how does that impact Canada? RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney caught up with Janice Stein, founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs (University of Toronto), at the Grow Canada conference, to talk about re-bordering the world, and what that means. Continues below video… Defining “re-bordering” Stein… Read More

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) is providing its second investment into a $19.1 million project with the aim of commercializing high quality plant-based proteins. The project will focus on proprietary pea protein and canola protein isolates — including introducing the world’s first highly soluble, highly functional canola protein isolate. “This project is a great example of… Read More

Alberta’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has come out with its grasshopper outlook for the upcoming farming season, and indications are that populations could put serious pressure on growing crops. The 2020 grasshopper forecast map is based on adult grasshopper counts conducted in early August 2019 by participating agriculture fieldmen across the province. This year’s… Read More