FarmTech 2012 was an incredible success by all measures. It managed to bring together some of the most progressive and diverse farmers from across the West to listen to some of the most innovative and knowledgable people in the industry. With such a diverse and savvy group available to us, we had to take the… Read More

Talking to Farmers - How's Your Crop Look?

Last week RealAgriculture.com took a went on a bit of a road trip. We were happy to be part of the Western Farm Progress Show in Regina, Saskatchewan. During that time we got to see a lot of cool new products and talk to a lot of interesting people. One of our favourite things to… 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

Getting a Patent for Your On-Farm Invention

Farmers have always been known for innovation on the farm.  I can remember as a kid watching the Prairie Farm Report on Sundays with my parents.  There has always been a proud heritage of trying to make sure that all machinery on the farm is somewhat “customized” to ensure the ultimate in usability.  From turning… Read More

Since the release of the new X series combines from John Deere, there’s been a lot of curiosity and perhaps some controversy surrounding the new line-up. RealAgriculture covered the initial launch of the X Series back in June (that story here), and though we couldn’t join John Deere in person at the Farm Progress Show… Read More

Hops might possibly be the most intensive crop you could grow in Canada, and aren’t for the faint of heart. Growing hops commercially has gotten a lot of attention in the last five years on the Prairies with the influx of craft breweries. Previously, hops were mainly grown in Ontario and British Columbia, and, in… Read More

Progress throughout history has never been linear and, often, a jarring event is needed to force us into facing uncomfortable truths about our own failures. That is not an indictment, but more an acceptance of the reality that progress requires understanding where we’ve fallen flat and then seeking to improve. There was much gnashing of… Read More

Despite a positive performance on Friday, grain markets ended the past week in the red as traders booked profits and farmers made sales, amidst different supply and demand signals. Buzz around how economies are going to start up is shaking up this panic-buying demand that have hung over markets. Also complicating things this past week… Read More

 

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