Agriculture ministers from across Canada are still working on reaching a consensus on possible changes to the AgriStability program leading up to the conclusion of the annual federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) ministers meeting on Friday. Ministers met virtually to kick off the annual FPT meeting last Friday, where they discussed a wide range of topics, with a… Read More

Consultations are starting this week on the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops’ draft code of practice for Canadian grain farmers. The voluntary code, which has been named “Responsible Grain,” was developed to define and promote the sustainability and social responsibility practices followed by grain farmers across Canada, with the goal of building trust among consumers… Read More

Around eight in every 10 Canadians support the broad idea of a one per cent tax on people who have more than $20 million in net assets, according to poll results published by Abacus Data this week. The survey results coincide with calls from certain politicians in Ottawa to move ahead with a so-called “wealth… Read More

Kubota Canada Limited (KCL) is furthering its commitment to the hay and forage segment. They are offering a two-year standard limited warranty across its comprehensive hay tools line, which includes Kubota balers, rakes, and tedders, and a three-year standard limited warranty on the cutter bars and gear boxes of its entire range of disc mowers… Read More

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) has announced a new partnership that will focus on developing new plant-based protein products and ingredients destined for markets in Western Canada and Asia. The partnership between Mera Food Group, Mera Developments, and Benson Farms will use Western Canadian commodities to develop the products — such as oats, lentils, hemp, faba… Read More

The annual recommendation list of barley varieties is out for 2021, with some very familiar names and a few up-and-coming varieties, as well. The Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC) releases the list each year, identifying varieties that hold the most promise for producers in terms of selection and marketability based on current acceptance in… Read More

John Deere has announced the acquisition of Harvest Profit, a farm profitability software company based in Fargo, North Dakota. The company, which has focused on helping farmers understand their crop production costs and revenue, was founded by Nick Horob in 2015. “Harvest Profit software helps farmers forecast and measure profitability on a field-by-field basis,” notes… Read More

The Alberta Crop Protection Guide — or as it’s more commonly known throughout the province, “The Blue Book” — will now be produced by Alberta Wheat Commission, Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, and Alberta Pulse Growers, says Erin Tateson, communications manager for Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions in the Grain Exchange newsletter. The four major crop… Read More

Despite a small pause in larger units in Canada, overall farm tractor unit sales are continuing their growth across North America in October, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). In Canada, October tractor sales saw major growth in the sub-40 hp range, which carried overall tractor sales up to… Read More

 

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