2017 will go down as another eventful year in Canadian agriculture, from floods to droughts to wildfires and from taxes to trade. We saw new technologies introduced and old technologies brought back, as the agriculture community adapted to a changing world. As we’ve been reflecting on the past year, we pulled up the analytics from… Read More

Substance dependency is often reported as — and thought of as — an urban issue. Statistics blur the issue, showing high numbers of dependency, and, sadly, death, in areas of greater population. But addiction is not isolated to people who live in cities. From alcohol to tobacco to what we’ll focus on in this post,… Read More

The Agritechnica crew is home from Germany, and so begins the big job of sifting through all of the coverage. In today’s show: Top Ag News Andrew Coyne, Canadian columnist, shares his thoughts on the country’s sentiment towards Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the federal government’s move to ‘tax fairness’, and where we’re at with the… Read More

The Southwest Agricultural Conference (SWAC) will mark its 25th anniversary on January 3rd, when the two-day conference unofficially kicks off Ontario’s winter farm meeting season. Over the past quarter century, SWAC, hosted by the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown campus, has become one of the leading farm conferences in North America. How did it start? How… Read More

What will the identity preserved (IP) soybean market look like in 10 years? Sevita International’s new CEO Don Rees believes the market will double over the next decade and he feels that’s a conservative estimate. Grabbing a larger piece of that growing IP pie will be one of Rees’ goals as he takes the reins… Read More

In today’s episode of the show: Top Ag News – Milling wheat, durum and barley futures de-listed; India’s quest to be self-sufficient in pulse production; FieldView launches in Western Canada; Government of Manitoba prepares to release made-in-MB plan for carbon pricing; and Väderstad announces new CEO for SeedHawk. Our own Kelvin Heppner joins Shaun for a… Read More

Today’s episode of the show begins with host Shaun Haney sharing some feedback from farmers on whether or not Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland is dropping the ball on North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations. Also in the show: Top Ag News – Young rancher James Hargrave loses his life in firefighting efforts, Finance… Read More

The tone surrounding NAFTA negotiations certainly turned during the fourth round of talks, which wrapped up Tuesday in Arlington, Virginia. Pessimistic or gloomy would be appropriate descriptors, definitely out of tune, even if you’re optimistic. After three rounds with little progress, U.S. negotiators came out swinging, tabling multiple ‘non-starters’ in the eyes of Canada and… Read More

American requests for changes to Canada’s supply management system for dairy and poultry are a “non-starter,” said Canada’s agriculture minister on Monday. U.S. negotiators introduced an initial dairy proposal on Friday, which calls for increased transparency and changes to Canada’s milk class system, including the elimination of the new class 7 that has taken away… Read More

Intro craziest places to record RealAg Radio from, Shaun Haney co-hosts with Kelvin Heppner from a Starbucks in New Orleans. In this episode: Top Ag News – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau corrects Canadian Revenue Agency on employee discounts, updates on North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Trudeau/Trump relationship; Manitoba receives legal advice on… Read More

Kelvin Heppner and Shaun Haney are back to co-host this Thursday edition of RealAg Radio. In this episode: An update on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), round three discussions. Mexico’s representative says they have to have the will to table positions that encourage constructive discussions. Are the Americans deliberately putting non-starters on the… Read More

Today’s RealAg Radio podcast, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Peter Johnson, RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist, joins the show to talk about how soil compaction awareness is changing how we farm in North America, following the Compaction Action event in Ontario last week. Peter and Kelvin also chat about the new, Real Dream Workshop series…. Read More

 

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