It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago, people in some countries were rioting over the rising price of grain. Production was low and competition was increasing. Natural disasters or some other phenomena had cut into supply, while biofuels and renewable fuel sources that use grain as a feedstock were starting to gain… Read More

The Fall Markets Review — Mustering Up a Mild Rally or Settling in For the Season?

As we say goodbye to October, colder weather is setting in just as the markets could be warming up. More than a few analysts are pointing to soy meal as a driver of the sustained rally we’ve seen in the grain markets recently, but the move is now beyond “rational levels”. With an increase in… Read More

Municipal elections took place this week in Ontario, delivering to us a whole new slate of wide-eyed municipal councillors. Many of them ran on platforms of change, hope, difference and progress, and I believe they meant it. Typically, municipal councils are populated by well-intentioned people determined to help their own community. Municipal councillors don’t want… Read More

This Ruminating with RealAg podcast takes us back to the Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference in Saskatoon, where we hear from Suzanne Bertrand, deputy director general at the International Livestock Research Institute, on the differences between Canadian and African adoption of genomics technology, and how genetically modified cattle could combat African Sleeping Sickness. Related: Julie Borlaug Kicks… Read More

The Week in Markets — We're Talking Currency and Oil!

Wheat markets were up about four percent in the post-Canadian Thanksgiving rally as the grain markets all headed higher on quality and harvest progress concerns. That in mind, because of the delayed U.S. harvest, there could still be a lot of grain that doesn’t have a home on the farm and so will be sold… Read More

Case IH’s 240 series of combines, set to release in 2015, bear some of the largest grain tanks available and yet are still exulted for their productivity and efficiency. The Axial-Flow 9240, the most powerful of the three new models, houses 410 bushels of grain, tops out at 625 peak horsepower and runs on a 15.9L in-line,… Read More

Grains this week fell significantly as harvest pressure starts to hit full tilt in the North American markets. Most of the northern half of North America and parts of Australia are experiencing some cold weather, which has the bulls frothing to see prices move higher, but the trend continues to head lower as bears are… Read More

At up to 10.5mph planting speed, the Tempo planter from Vaderstad will certainly get the job done in a hurry. The unique seed meter operates through a system of checks and balances to eliminate double seeding, while working quickly enough to keep up to the incredible ground speeds. Check out more of our 2014 coverage of Canada’s… Read More

Farmers can look forward to big changes to Seed Hawk’s seeding system on its 2016 models. Unveiled at the 2014 Canada’s Farm Progress Show, the new system totes modular tanks, sectional control technology, an electronic metering system, a fourth 40 bushel seed tank and larger tires. In an upcoming TechTour episode, Shaun Haney will talk… Read More

 

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