I’d say I’m more of a proactive than reactive person, but there are most certainly times when circumstances simply require us to react. Last week, Heinz announced the closure of its Leamington-based tomato processing plant, and 40% of the Ontario processing tomato industry evaporated. The reasons it happened and the fallout to both the town,… Read More

Choosing a location for grain bag storage is perhaps one of the most critical moves you can make in mitigating the risk of predatory damage and spoilage due to weather. But, as you well know, the responsibility doesn’t end when the grain bag is sealed. Monitoring throughout the winter months is essential in ensuring good… Read More

Well, it’s official. The busy winter conference season is upon us, and I, for one, couldn’t be happier. This week, the RealAgriculture.com team took in Agri-Trade at Red Deer, Alta., and the first-ever Cereals North America conference. Also on this week was the Royal in Toronto, and though we didn’t make it there, we did… Read More

Federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz was on hand at Agri-Trade at Red Deer, Alta., today to announce over $25 million in funding support for the the National Wheat Improvement Project (NWIP). The Government of Canada, along with the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC), Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) and the Canadian Field Crop Research Alliance (CFCRA)… Read More

Talking to Farmers: What Were Your Yields Like In Western Canada?

Another year gone and another harvest in the books for farmers in the West. This year had its share of difficulties, with wet conditions delaying and in some cases completely destroying efforts to get a crop in in some areas. For those farmers that did get a crop in, the threat of disease loomed heavy… Read More

Are All Canadian Farm Shows the Same?

By Shaun Haney Its that time of year that we all take a deep breath. Agricultural tradeshow season is over and now its time to get down to the business of farming.  This winter I have been across the country at the majority of the major farm shows. Many of the tradeshow booths are the… Read More

AgriTrade 2009: Glyphosate Damage & Peas

I was at AgriTrade in Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday and I talked Sarah Foster from 20/20 Seed Labsabout how they are finding lower germination results in peas this winter due to glyphosate damage.  It is essential that you test your saved seed before you make any plans on planting.  Planting high quality seed is critical to giving yourself… Read More

 

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